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Heart-to-Heart Four women sh are their stories of heart disease BY COLLEEN 14 SPRING 2 013 “The majority of women still don’t think that they personally are at risk,” says Tracy Stevens, M.D., a physician spokeswoman for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement. But as these four women will tell you, if it can happen to them, it can happen to you. So pull up a seat, read their stories and then pass on the message to your girlfriends. PHOTOGRAPHY BY THINKSTOCK S ometimes a tête-à-tête with a close girlfriend is all it takes for you to move on from that unhealthy relationship, to get to the bottom of your blind-date bashfulness, to decide that, no, your mother-in-law doesn’t have a right to comment on your cleaning habits. If each of the following women could sit you down for chat, they’d discuss protecting your heart, too, but from a different threat—heart disease. That’s because they know firsthand the dangers of the leading cause of death for women. RINGER

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Where Lasting Weight Loss Begins
Open Heart Surgery Journey
You’re the Star
Lighten Up!
Have No Fear
Work It!
Diane Keaton
What Are the Chances?
9 Symptoms Never to Ignore
When Allergies Attack
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Aiding Babies
Back on Top
Out of the White Coat
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center