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Many of the risk factors for heart disease can also lead to stroke. Check out our slideshow to learn what you can do now to prevent a life-threatening event.
The key to recovering from a stroke is getting to the emergency room as soon as possible. Learn about the signs here.
When Carolyn Thomas went to the hospital for chest pain and nausea, doctors diagnosed acid reflux and sent her home -- but she was really having a heart attack. Now this Canadian blogger is using her site to make sure every woman knows what it really feels like to have a heart attack.
Think you're too young to worry about your heart? Think again: heart disease can develop at any time. Click on the portal for your age group, and get prevention tips and risk assessment through the My Life Check tool.
Living with heart disease presents its own set of challenges. WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease offers support services through their network of community groups around the country. You can also apply to the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium to learn about how you can educate and empower women in your own community to take action against heart disease. (That's the same program Carolyn Thomas participated in before starting her blog.)