WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- After five weeks off recovering from her heart attack, Melissa Murphy looked forward to returning to her job.
"I'm back out, and I'm contributing again," the Iowa mother of two remembered thinking. "I'm not a victim, which is how you sometimes feel when you're sitting on your couch and everybody leaves to go to work or school and you're left with your thoughts."
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- In the United States, heart disease can ruin a poor family financially even if they have health insurance, a new study finds.
One in four low-income families with someone suffering from coronary artery disease had out-of-pocket costs that were far beyond their means, researchers found. And these families were three times more likely than middle- or high-income families to have these high financial burdens.