If you were asked to name the No. 1 cause of death in women in Davidson County, what would you say?
Some might suggest cancer, or perhaps Alzheimer’s. But the truth is that our number one “lady killer” is a condition that many consider a man’s disease. And what’s even more striking is that its early symptoms can go unnoticed for years.
Cardiovascular disease kills one out of every three women in the United States. In Davidson County, it is women’s number one killer. For every one woman who dies of breast cancer, more than eight die from heart disease and stroke.
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