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Four myths about heart disease, women

February 13, 2010
By CARL TOMLINSON, community health educator for HealthLink Littauer

Many women are surprised to learn that coronary heart disease - often thought to be a "man's illness" - is the number one killer of women in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association. In fact, women are five times more likely to die from heart disease as from breast cancer, and almost twice as many American women die of heart disease and stroke than from all types of cancer combined.

 
 
 

 

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