May 1998 Issue

Halt Heart Disease Or Beat Breast Cancer? A Woman's Quandary

One is perceived to be the biggest health threat to women; the other is the real thing. Though both claim far too many lives, the 46,000 American women who die each year from breast cancer are but a small percentage of the 370,000 who succumb to this country's number one killer—heart disease. The truth is, after age 50, heart disease doesn't discriminate by gender. Heart disease affects more than nine million American women

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