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“It’s a man’s disease” is a common misconception many people have about heart disease.

As the number one killer of women, heart disease is deadlier than all forms of cancer combined. It kills more women than men—one in three women die of heart disease each year. Part of the problem is that women’s heart attacks are more likely to go unrecognized because women may not experience the chest pain or tightening typically associated with heart attacks. As a result, women may be slower to seek life-saving help.

 Here are some signs of heart attacks that women are more likely than men to experience:

  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Pain in the upper stomach, neck, jaw, or throat
  • Tiredness or exhaustion
  • Severe shortness of breath

The best way to prevent a heart attack is to know your risks and take steps to reduce them. Schedule a visit with your health care provider today. Follow up on your lab results to make sure that you understand what they mean. Here are the desirable numbers for most adults: 

  • Blood pressure: under 120/80
  • Total cholesterol: under 200 mg/dl
  • Fasting blood sugar: under 100 mg/dl
  • Body mass index (BMI): 30 or lower

Earn HSA Rewards for Taking Care of  Your Health

There are only a few months left in this year to earn those final reward points. Earn 50 HSA reward points  by completing  the Find Your Fitness Campaign. Register Today!   Registration ends on August 31st. The challenge will run from September 1st through the 30th. If you are married, please remember that BOTH you and your spouse EACH need to earn a total of 200 points and complete the MyHealth Questionnaire on our MyHealth Online website ( to receive the HSA rewards incentive deposit.