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February 01, 2006

A Gender Difference in Heart Disease

Many women suffer from a form of heart disease that is fundamentally different from the type that strikes most men and is easily missed by standard tests, researchers reported yesterday.

Instead of developing obvious blockages in the arteries supplying blood to the heart, these women accumulate plaque more evenly inside the major arteries and in smaller blood vessels, the researchers found. In other cases, their arteries fail to expand properly or go into spasm, often at times of physical or emotional stress. (Washington Post)

January 31, 2006

Coretta Scott King Dies at 78

Coretta Scott King, who turned a life shattered by her husband's assassination into one devoted to enshrining his legacy of human rights and equality, has died at the age of 78. (excite.com)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Heart Disease and Women

March 08, 2005

Oscar Winner Teresa Wright Dies

Teresa Wright, who won an Academy Award in 1942 for her supporting actress role in "Mrs. Miniver," has died at the age of 86. "Wright died Sunday of a heart attack at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, her daughter, Mary-Kelly Busch, told The Associated Press on Tuesday."

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Heart Attacks

August 08, 2004

Heart Disease Different In Women

"This new understanding -- that heart disease may be a fundamentally different disease in many women -- has far-reaching implications for medicine's ability to defend women against the nation's No. 1 killer. Contrary to persistent misconceptions, heart disease claims the lives of more women than men."

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