Barbra Streisand meets with lawmakers to support more funding, research for heart disease

June 12, 2014 12:23 AM

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WASHINGTON -- Barbra Streisand appealed Wednesday to U.S. lawmakers for more funding and research devoted to women and heart disease, calling it the No. 1 killer of women even as most research into the disease focuses on men.

"A woman's heart is different from a man's, yet women's hearts are under-researched, go untreated and are misdiagnosed," Streisand said in a statement. "Together, we can change that."

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