How women can prevent heart disease

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The newly formed Women's Heart Alliance conducted a survey to better understand women's thoughts on heart disease and released its findings this week as part of Barbra Streisand's "Fight the Ladykiller" campaign. The results were pretty staggering.

To start, nearly half of U.S. women ages 25-60 are not aware that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. and nearly half almost never bring up the disease with their doctors.

Even scarier, the study found that 38 percent of U.S. women ages 25-60 report having a moment when they thought there might be something wrong with their heart and of those, 32 percent did nothing in that moment.

Rather than take the "wait and see" approach to heart heath, as so many women do today, check out the information below and #GetHeartChecked.

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