Fact sheets on heart health for women
The chocolates in that heart-shaped box you received for Valentine's Day (or bought for yourself) may be good for your spirits, but they are laden with saturated fat and calories, so they could be bad for your heart.
Because February is National Heart Month, the government's Office of Women's Health is offering a package of three fact sheets to help women control the causes of heart disease and spot symptoms of a heart attack. The government notes that heart attack symptoms in women often differ from the "classic" symptoms in men. For example, women don't always feel chest pain while suffering a heart attack.
"Heart Disease in Women," "High Blood Pressure" and "Cholesterol" are available for download in PDF format at
bit.ly/womenspubs; or request free printed copies from the website.