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VIRGINIA DIAZ | Hernando Today correspondent

A woman goes to her doctor for a check up. She says she feels tired all the time and has trouble sleeping. Her stomach has been bothering her and she's been getting pains in her legs. Although she doesn't feel right, she's not thinking heart disease. But she should be.

Heart disease kills more women than breast cancer, but surprisingly, women don't perceive it as the bigger threat and know little about how it's symptoms make them feel.

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By Dr. Wayne Kong and Dr. Adel Eldin | Guest Columnists

In addition to Earl Woods (Tiger Woods' father), who never got the chance to meet his beautiful granddaughter, the lives of several other African-American celebrities have been cut short by preventable disease: Maynard Jackson at 65; Richard Pryor at 65; Reggie White at 43; Yolanda King at 51; Luther Vandross at 54; Gerald Levert at 40; Billy Preston at 59; Ronald Winans at 48; and Paul Winfield at 62.

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