MINOCQUA - Heart disease kills more Americans than any other single cause.
A new study shows women are more likely to die in the hospital right after a heart attack than men.
Women don’t get that classic chest pain radiating throughout their body.
They might not think they’re having a heart attack.
If you think you've had a heart attack, you should go to a hospital in two hours.
Some patients wait weeks.
"When women who are diagnosed with heart disease tend to have increased complications because they tend to present with more advance disease compared to men," said Marshfield Clinic Cardiologist, Dr. Michael McGill.
"They also have more comorbid complications such as diabetes and hypertension and in addition will have a higher risk for congestive heart failure."
McGill says that all of that will increases the risk for treatment.
Some heart diseases are genetic.
Exercise and eating properly are things you can do to reduce the risk, but there's one more thing you should really pay attention to.
"Probably most important to take a look at your cholesterol to see if there's any genetic components that predispose you to have high bad cholesterol or low good cholesterol," McGill said.
"Both are which risk factors of poor heart disease."
The older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease.
MADISON - An aide to a Wisconsin lawmaker says Gov. Scott Walker intends to sign a bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths.
Craig Trost, an aide to Rep. Chris Taylor, says in an email that Walker's office notified Taylor's office that he plans to sign the bill Wednesday.
Taylor, a Madison Democrat, and Rep. Garey Bies, R-Sister Bay, developed the legislation in response to three high-profile deaths in the last 10 years. None of those incidents resulted in criminal charges.
Supporters say the new requirements will counter claims that police protect their own from consequences of using deadly force. But police observers say the bill could create conflict and confusion for Wisconsin agencies that have traditionally done the investigations themselves.
The bill passed the Legislature earlier this year.
GREEN BAY - Two people convicted of mistreating cows at a Brown County dairy farm have been fined hundreds of dollars.
Lucia Martinez pleaded no contest Tuesday to two counts of mistreating animals, and Abelardo Jaimes pleaded no contest to one count. As part of a plea deal the charge was downgraded from a misdemeanor to a forfeiture.
Prosecutor David Lasee says with fines and court costs, Martinez will owe about $1,100, while Jaimes will have to pay $600 to $700.
Martinez, Jaimes and two others were charged after Mercy for Animals, an animal-rights group, secretly recorded workers beating injured cows.
Jaimes' attorney, Luca Lopes Fagundes, says workers were told they needed to make sure sick cows didn't remain down because they could die.
A message left with Martinez's attorney wasn't immediately returned.
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