While heart disease is the number 1 killer in women, Mary ,there is also a silent killer lerking about in the dark deviouring women. The number 2 killer in women is pulmenary embolism (blood clots to the lungs) My first wife of forty years felt fine; she was just a little over weight and couldn't catch her breath over the forth of July week end, 2003. Monday morning I took her to the emergency room, an hour later she was dead. Had her doctor caught it she would have been taking blood thinner to prevent clots, but he didn't. My daughter was feeling tiered and no energy; I told her to get checked out because of the family history. The test were expensive and the doctor thought totally unnecessary but the test concluded she also had clotting blood. Check into this one also Mary and maybe save another precious sisters life. Keep up the excellent reporting. It's a far cry above the reporting thats going on in the national press now.