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Why do some groups of people tend to be under-diagnosed for heart disease

Why do some groups of people tend to be under-diagnosed for heart disease until it is too late?
Why do some groups of people tend to be under-diagnosed for heart disease until it is too late?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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You're kidding, right? There's zillions of us who have no "health" insurance and don't happen to have a doctor friend to ask questions of. Where the hell are we going to get diagnosed with heart disease? When we drop dead you'll know. Frankly I'm old enough not to care anymore - the sooner the better for me as long as I live long enough to see see Bush out of the White House.
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