The numbers of deaths from heart disease and strokes in Scotland have fallen by 43% over the past 10 years.
Statistics from Information Services Division Scotland show that the numbers of people suffering from coronary heart disease incidents, such as heart attacks, has also gone down.
In the Borders, the number of incidents since 2002 have fallen by 4%.
In Dumfries and Galloway, there have been 28% fewer incidents since 2002.
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
More than half of the children in foster care in Cumbria are waiting to be adopted with their brothers and sisters.
Amy Johnson was born in Jamaica in 1907, coming to England in 1961. Since then she's lived in the village of Shap.