Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
February 1, 2005 By Michelle Franzen
New York-- February is American heart month. Half a million women die of heart disease each year, making it the leading cause of death for women in this country. Experts at an American Heart Association news conference say a focus on detection and education by both doctor and patient is key to battling the disease.
Heart disease has long been has been the number one killer of women in America. But since 1984, more women die each year of heart disease than men.
New studies published in the Journal of the American Heart Association find many of the things that can help prevent and treat heart disease in women are not being done.
"In our survey, only about one in five physicians knew that more women die of heart disease than men," said Dr. Lori Mosca, Director Of Preventative Cardiology, and New York Presbyterian Hospital.
One study tracked nearly 9,000 high-risk women. It found two-thirds of the women who were candidates for cholesterol lowering drugs did not receive them.
"While we do see some women getting therapy, we have a long way to go," Mosca said.
Another study found women are less likely than men to be identified as at-risk or referred for diagnostic tests. "Treatment often did differ between men and women and what really drove the treatment decisions was the physician assigning a level of risk to the patient," Mosca said.
It is evidence that the battle against the leading killer of American women involves more than just diet and exercise. Another study found women who have chronic anxiety or have more fearful attitudes about life in general might be at a higher risk of having a fatal heart attack.