Silent Risk: Women and Heart Disease
Heart disease kills half a million American women each year. So why are women more afraid of breast cancer?
The Take-Home Message continued...
"Lifestyle changes, like diet, really help," she tells
WebMD. "Women use the excuse that they don't have time because they're too
busy with jobs and caring for families. I say, anything they do for themselves,
such as changing their diet or taking walks, helps their families. You think
it's selfish to take care of yourself, but you're doing this for everyone in
To learn more about women's heart health, check out the Heart
Truth campaign of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the Go Red
campaign of the American Heart Association.