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Women’s hearts, women’s health - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

October 23, 2014

Women’s hearts, women’s health

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:00 am

In case you missed it, February was Women’s Heart Health Month, perfectly fitting with Valentine’s Day in the middle of the month. It isn’t too late to wear a red dress to support awareness of heart disease in women.

The pink ribbon of breast cancer awareness is easily recognized and well known, but the red dress of heart disease is not. Yet, roughly 10 times more women die from heart disease annually as do from breast cancer. Since the mid 1980s, more women have been dying annually of heart disease than men. 

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