A Lesson From Rosie

You have probably heard about Rosie O’ Donald’s health scare by now. The 50 year old comedian and talk show host who suffered a heart attack in August this year said that she didn’t realize what was happening.

After Googling the symptoms of heart attack and experiencing some of them, O’Donnell held off on going to the hospital for a day, waiting to see if they would go away on their own.

Suzanne Steinbaum D.O., national physician spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red For Women movement said that it is common for women to ignore heart attack symptoms.

According to a 2009 AHA study, only slightly more than half of women are likely to call 911 if experiencing symptoms—but 79 percent said that they would call 911 if someone else were having a heart attack...read more

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