Martha Jefferson HealthWise - February 21

February 21, 2007

Everyone woman needs to know about heart disease--it is the number one killer of women in America, with 1 in 4 women dying of it. Cardiologist Dr. Anna Baer of Martha Jefferson Hospital came to the studio to explain why awareness is so important.

Although traditionally thought of as a "man's disease," more women die of cardiovascular causes than of breast cancer. In the past, most studies for possible heart disease treatment have been done on men, and physicians have not been as aggressive with their treatment of women as they should be.

For all of these reasons, everyone should pay more attention to the things they can do to prevent heart disease. If you display some things that make you wonder, there are various ways to get tested for heart disease problems.

If you would like to learn more, click the video link above.


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