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Mar 23, 2015 3:12 PM

Women's Health: Living longer and healthier Lives


Life without illness.

Of course, there's no lifetime guarantee.

But enough research has been done to help you live a longer, healthier life.

We are talking about women's health in particular.

Heart disease is, by far, the leading health concern for women in America. It accounts for more than 25% of deaths.

The most common is a condition called coronary artery disease but a combination of healthy nutrition and exercise can help eliminate some of the risk.

Then, there's cancer.

Skin and breast cancer are the two most common types.

The risk for getting cancer usually goes up with age. While both are treatable, early intervention is vital and that means check-ups and a mammograms.

For American women, stroke is a leading cause of both death and disability. Strokes are caused by a blood clot that completely blocks blood flow to the brain.

So what can you do to possibly prevent it from happening?

Not smoking and getting the stress out of your life are just some of the ways you can lower your blood pressure.

While you can't eliminate factors like family history -- you can help control other risk factors.


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