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Heart disease stronger risk than breast cancer

By Potomac Local News January 24, 2011 7:00 am

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Women are more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer, and an area hospital has some pointers on how to live healthier to avoid the risk.

In the recent blog entry in Sentara Potomac Hospital’s blog, Maureen Deutermann, R.N.  MSN says heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S., age 20 or over. Another statistic: One in 30 women die from breast cancer, compared to the one in three who die from heart cancer.

Deutermann also urged women to stop smoking cigarettes, and wrote about a stop-smoking support group that meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the hospital in Woodbridge, Nicotine Anonymous.