Discussion in 'Health and Lifestyle' started by Joz, Jan 10, 2005.
Pass the word.
We can't do that! Haven't you read the story about the NOW ladies all upset that women's health is in jeopardy while Bush is in office?! This would go directly against their assertion that women's health issues are being ignored! How could we possibly be doing this when you know the Republican party ignores women on a regular basis.
I think I will... especially since my wife, at age 31, suffered a heart attack. Hits close to home.
I will wear red too. Don't take my sarcasm too seriously. I just get irritated when they assume that something will go one way when all the evidence points and entirely different direction.
a tad bit too young for that type of thing to happen!
ill be waering red too
I will too,Joz!!!!
But after we do that, can we have another "wear red" day to rub john kerry's nose in the fact that we kicked his sorry ass???
Huh - can we, huh? Pleeeeeeze?????
Not to take anything away from the effort, but cancer and unintentional injuries overwhelmingly dominate heart disease as causes of death in women under 40. Many heart disease deaths in that age group furthermore are NOT from "heart attacks," but other causes such as cardiomyopathy or congenital heart disease, many of which are unfortunately not preventable.
It is not common for women under 40 to have a "heart attack," and when they do, there are usually clearly identified risk factors involved. Most so-called "heart attacks" in these younger women are not really myocardial infarctions. I find that many of these women do not understand their discharge diagnoses. They say they were admitted last year for a "heart attack" but when I review the chart, they were admitted for chest pain and RULED OUT for a heart attack. Not to say it can't happen, because it does, but not as often as you are leading people to believe. Definitely younger women's heart attacks are underdiagnosed (because they are so rare), and so their mortality is higher, so we need to be suspicious to a degree.
In fact, today the American Public Health Association released a report saying that cancer is now the leading cause of death in Americans under age 85, finally eclipsing heart disease for the first time.
So that's why I've been seeing all the 29 year old hotties come in concerned about their hearts.
They should also explain the importance of monthly breast self-exams, since they are more likely to get breast cancer. If you look at the obituaries like I do, and you see a picture of a young woman who died, chances are it was from breast cancer.
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