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The Life You Save May Be Your Own

James Leaver is an active dad. But like most parents, activity levels changed when kids came into the picture. He may have even gained a few pounds, but nothing caused him to worry about his overall health.
 
Then, one night he began to experience some symptoms that concerned him. Rather than drive himself to get emergency care, James recognized the signs were serious and called 9-1-1. When he arrived at UW Hospital, he learned he had experienced the worst type of heart attack possible. He was 41 at the time.
 
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James Leaver
 
There were two things that literally saved James' life: he knew the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and he called 9-1-1.
 
What about you - do you know the signs? They're more than just chest pain. And for women, they can be very different than for men. Learn the signs, and find out why you should call 9-1-1. You can even print out an Emergency Information Card to keep by your phone or carry with you.
 
As you work hard to eat healthy and exercise, make sure you're also prepared in the event of an emergency. Learn the signs and be prepared. It may just save your life.
 
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