The 411 on Blacks and Heart Health

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Heart Health Knowledge Increases Among Black Women

Good news: Heart health knowledge has doubled among Black women. The bad news: The numbers are still much lower than white women. Researchers found that 15 percent of Black women knew that heart disease was the number-one killer of women. Now it’s 36 percent, compared to 56 percent of white women, says Medpage Today

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