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Heart Health Month: Shocking Facts Every Woman Needs to Know

04-Feb-2013

It’s National Wear Red Day, making the 10th year of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease’s devastating impact on women.

Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Since 1984, it has claimed the lives of more women than men each year—and the gender gap in survival continues to widen.

Yet one in five American women is aware that heart disease is the leading threat to women—claiming the lives of nearly 300,000 women a year, nearly ten times as many as breast cancer does (39,000).

Click here to read the full article by Lisa Collier Cool where Amy Doneen is quoted.