By Nancy Burmeister Special to the Pioneer February is heart month. Sure, we have Valentine\u2019s Day, but there is more, much more. February\u00a0is a time to celebrate the hearts that keep us alive! The statistics regarding heart disease are mind-boggling. Heart disease kills more Americans\u00a0than anything else including all forms of cancer, accidents and all respiratory illnesses. Heart\u00a0disease kills three times as many women as breast cancer. I don\u2019t want to spend a lot of words on\u00a0statistics, though. I want to spend words on how you can prevent and\/or treat this awful disease. We will cover ways to prevent heart disease and ways to live with it.\u00a0Heart disease comes in many forms. Some types of heart disease cause chronic health problems.\u00a0These include arrhythmias, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. They can impact\u00a0life style and cause people to need many medications on a daily basis. Other kinds of heart\u00a0disease are acute. Those include some arrhythmias, strokes, and, of course, heart attacks. When\u00a0most people think of heart disease, they consider heart attacks. So, our next column will deal\u00a0with heart attacks and what to do if you suspect one. Look for our next column and, meanwhile,\u00a0take care of your heart. You cannot live without it!