The #1 Killer Of Men And Women: What To Know About Heart Disease
“Heart disease is the #1 killer of both men and women in the US and worldwide. In fact it kills more people than all cancer deaths combined. Our colleagues in the cancer societies have done a great job of raising awareness, and we have to do the same thing for heart disease.”
Dr. Iva Smolens, Medical director of the Women’s Heart Center at Banner Heart Hospital in Phoenix, says one person dies of heart disease approximately every minute in the United States.
While this is “Movember”, a movement to get men to pay better attention to their health during the month of November, two brand new studies have just been released that say young women may be less aware than men about the warning signs of heart disease, and less likely to get proper treatment.