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Posted on: February 8, 2013

[ARCHIVED] February is American Heart Month

The number one leading cause of death among women is heart disease claiming in in three women each year-that's approximately one woman every minute. But it does not affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women are not the same in men. 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and the gap between men and women's survival continues to widen.

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