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Friday, February 15, 2013

February is Heart Month!

Heart disease is the leading killer among women.
AHA (www.heart.org) reports heart disease accounts for more deaths among women than all cancers combined. It is the number one killer of women in the United States and accounts for one-third of all deaths among women. Every minute a woman dies from heart disease and the rate of death from heart disease among women has been rising since 1984. 

To learn about different types of heart disease visit the American Heart Association!
Heart Attacks Signs:   
  • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
As with men, women's most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain

Blueberries, Salmon, Oatmeal, Spinach, 
Flax seed (ground),  Black or Kidney Beans,  Almonds, Walnuts, Tuna, Tofu, Brown Rice, Soy Milk,  Carrots,  Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Red Bell Peppers, Asparagus, Oranges, Tomatoes, Acorn Squash, Cantaloupe, Papaya, Dark Chocolate, Red Wine and Tea!

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