You Should Know

April 2004 Issue

Heart Disease Prevention: Not Just for Men Anymore

Heart disease is the leading cause of death, not just in men but in women, too, killing close to 500,000 women a year—more than from all cancers combined. Surprised? If so, you’re not alone. Only 13% of women surveyed listed heart disease as their own greatest health risk. To help make women—and their doctors—more aware, the American Heart Association has issued new heart disease prevention guidelines specifically for women.

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