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FEB 1, 2013 IS WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH DAY. Learn more about Keeping Your Heart Healthy Today. Watch the video clip linked below, and visit the links listed.
• Heart Disease is the leading killer of women in the United States. Stress, lack of sleep and lack of exercise are three contributing factors.
• 1.5 million heart attacks occur in the United States each year with 500,000 deaths.
• Each year, heart disease claims the lives of more women than breast cancer and lung cancer combined. Women are more concerned about getting cancer than they are about heart disease.
• A greater percentage of women die within one year of a heart attack than men.
• The death rate of African-American women due to cardiovascular disease is greater than white women.
• Diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease.
Women’s Cardiovascular Health in the 21st Century w/ Yale physicians is a community education program by OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc.
http://youtu.be/EDviuNG-cek = 10:13 Watch this clip to learn more.
Get stats for CT Women’s Heart Health Disparities at: http://www.statehealthfacts.org/profileind.jsp?cat=15&rgn=8
Women and Heart Disease: Key Facts You Need to Know