From The Go Red For Women Editors of the American Heart Association
Myth: Heart disease is for men, and cancer is the real threat for women
Fact: Heart disease is a killer that strikes more women than men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease claims the lives of one in three. That’s roughly one death each minute.
Myth: Heart disease is for old people
Fact: Heart Read more [...]
Heart disease remains the top killer of both men and women in the United States. It accounts for more than 25% of all deaths in the U. S. (Medical News Today). But what is heart disease? Heart disease is a broad term used to refer to a variety of disorders of the cardiovascular system, including stroke, heart failure and many other ailments of the heart.
Understanding the importance of the heart: The heart is the "workhorse" of the entire human body. It is a muscular pump whose primary function Read more [...]