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“Heredity is not destiny when it comes to cardiovascular disease,” said JoAnn Manson (center) of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) during the panel discussion “Women and Heart Disease: What You Don’t Know May Kill You" at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Other panelists included Harvard Professor Frank Sacks and BWH's Paula Johnson.

Women with heart risk

Cardiovascular disease kills more often than cancer does; research and behavior suggest ways to help



Despite a vote by Westminster Board of Health not to implement a ban on tobacco sales, Vaughan Rees, interim director of the HSPH Center for Global Tobacco Control, believes it's a start. "There’s a lesson in this. A town went early, didn’t succeed, but I think other opportunities will come along. I think it has the potential to be a game-changer," he said.

Smoke and fire

Tobacco-control expert addresses fight over sales ban in Westminster and what was gained in light of defeat