Unemployed at Higher Risk for Heart Attack?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Unemployed at Higher Risk for Heart Attack?
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Tue, 11-20-2012 - 12:02pm

In recent Health Day News, there is more bad news for the unemployed. "More bad news for the jobless: Heart attack risk rises with unemployment, particularly in the first year, new research suggests.What's more, heart risks associated with repeated joblessness may be on a par with that posed by major cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking or having diabetes or high blood pressure (hypertension)." more

Your thoughts?

Karla
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Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 12-04-2012 - 6:43pm

Affording medications...

OTC can be quite high priced.

What do you do when you don't have the money?

Many people are dealing with homelessness and also hunger.

:(...

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Lorie

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 12-04-2012 - 6:40pm

I think people who are also either under-employed or part-time are at risk to!

Also those like myself who have a "Disability" whether it's physical, mental, or intellectual.

People are struggling, and that creates stress, and even more stress!

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Lorie

Nightangel
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Registered: 11-14-2008
Tue, 11-20-2012 - 12:12pm

Unfortunately, it makes a lot of sense to me. Unemployment leads to stress, which in itself can be harmful enough. But the added stress often triggers bad habits people tend to turn to in times of stress... smoking, drinking, junk food. And when you add the fact that they're usually also dealing with no insurance, it can become quite grim.