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[MOL] Heart Disease Is a Killer, But Women More Afraid of Cancer



Heart Disease Is a Killer, But Women More Afraid of Cancer
    [06/28/2000; Reuters News Service]

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although heart disease is the leading
cause of disability and death among men and women in the United
States, most women do not think of this as a major health concern,
according to a recent report. ``One of two women in the United
States dies of heart disease or stroke, yet women are underdiagnosed
and undertreated for these diseases and their risk factors,''
according to Dr. Lori Mosca of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital
of Columbia and Cornell Universities and colleagues from the
American Heart Association Women's Heart Disease and Stroke Campaign
Task Force. ``Informed decisions to prevent heart disease and
stroke depend on awareness of risk factors and knowledge of behaviors
to prevent these diseases,'' the group continues, but most women
do not have this knowledge and awareness.

The full article can be found at:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000626/hl/women_2.html

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