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New research highlights heart health disparities in female veterans

Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 12:10 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - In conjunction with Veteran’s Day, new science from the American Heart Association is bringing attention to health disparities among female veterans when it comes to cardiovascular disease risk factors and outcomes.

Action News 5′s Amanda Hanson spoke with Dr. Sally G. Haskell with the Veterans Health Administration about why this information is important and the unique challenges veterans, particularly females, face.

Dr. Haskell also addressed how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects someone’s heart.

Watch to full interview in the video player above or on our streaming apps -- Amazon Fire, AppleTV and Roku.

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