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.
- We take our Long Summer Weekend to Tomahawk to bring you the following stories:
We talk to the Tomahawk School District superintendent and a parent about how the district is getting input from the community regarding an application for a state grant for security upgrades in their school.
We'll show you how the Tomahawk Clay Busters youth team is teaching kids trap shooting and gun safety at an early age.
And the Tomahawk police chief is staying loyal to the Pittsburgh Steelers even here in Packer country. We'll show you how the avid Steelers fan exhibits his support for his team and talk to him about how it's being received by the community and his wife...who is a Cowboys fan.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more on our Long Summer Weekend tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live,
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Elections Commission has agreed to lift overseas ballot restrictions to avoid a legal battle.
The U.S. Department of Justice warned earlier this month that it's preparing to sue because Wisconsin law doesn't let temporary overseas voters to obtain ballots electronically or to submit downloadable back-up ballots in case they don't have time to return an official ballot.
Federal law allows all overseas voters to obtain ballots electronically and submit back-up ballots. Assembly Republicans passed a bill that would have aligned Wisconsin's statutes with the federal law but the measure died in April after Senate Republicans added language limiting special legislative elections.
MADISON - Wisconsin Elections Commission staff plan to hire a half-dozen new employees and upgrade software to bolster election security.
The commission received a $7 million federal grant in March to upgrade security after Russian actors tried to access a state Department of Workforce Development system before the 2016 election.
Staff told the commission Thursday that the Department of Administration has approved hiring six new four-year security positions, including an information technology project manager, an elections security trainer and a voting systems specialist.
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