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Top 5 threats to women's health

Updated: 01-12-2019

Do you know the greatest threats to women's health? The top causes of death among adult women in the U.S. include heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke and Alzheimer's disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that many of these conditions can be prevented. Take control by talking with your doctor about how to lower your risk.