Heart Disease: Women's Public Health Enemy No.1

February 20, 2015 12:00 PM

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September is National Ovarian Cancer Month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But did you know that the No. 1 killer of women isn’t either of these diseases? February is Heart Month, dedicated to raising awareness of the actual No. 1 killer of women in America: heart disease.

Most people think of coronary heart disease as predominantly a man’s issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CHD killed 1 in every 4 women in 2006. While men under 55 are more likely to have a heart attack compared to women in the same age group, women are more likely to ...

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