How Heart Disease Differs in Women

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Gender can play a role in risk factors, symptoms. By Dr. Sanjay Gupta Heart disease does not discriminate. It is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women, claiming more than 600,000 lives each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But there are gender differences that…

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Heart Disease in African-American Women

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Splashing a little bit of water on her face didn’t calm Shermane Winters-Wofford’s first date jitters. And then what she perceived as nervousness escalated into sweating and tightness in her chest. Although she didn’t experience the typical warning signs, Shermane was having a stroke. A stroke? How could it be? After all, she thought of herself…

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Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

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September 23, 20164:57 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition RICHARD HARRIS Twitter American lives have been getting steadily longer, and since the 1960s that trend has been driven mostly by a remarkable reduction in heart disease. But those improvements have slowed dramatically. Scientists are now wondering whether we’re approaching the end of the trend of…

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