The number of women who have heart attacks increases dramatically once you turn 55, especially after menopause. There are many factors that affect your risk for heart disease and stroke. Some, like age, race and family history, you can’t control. But others, such as obesity, stress, smoking and cholesterol, you can. If you are at risk, for any reason, take your heart health seriously.Submitted by Wendy Hoffman on Sun, 07/17/2011 - 17:37
Wendy Hoffman is an an advisor and editorial contributor to Seniority Matters. You'll hear from her on a wide range of topics from technology to women's health.