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The term heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions, including coronary artery disease and heart attack. Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a man's disease, almost as many women as men die each year of heart disease in the United States. Despite increases in awareness over the past decades, only about half (56%) of women recognize that heart disease in their number one killer. High blood pressure, high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of all people in the United States (47%) have at least one of these three risk factors.
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Why you should choose a board-certified OB GYN
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) offers board certification in the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology and in five subspecialties. Board certification is a voluntary pursuit. Physicians are only required to secure a medical license to practice medicine in any given state. Physicians who choose to pursue certification are enhancing their medical knowledge beyond that required of state licensure.
Verify your OB GYN's board certification
Verify if your OB GYN is board certified by ABOG by using our online verification tool.
Learn more about the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) is a non-profit organization that board certifies obstetricians and gynecologists (OB GYNs) and offers continuing certification to OB GYNs in the United States and Canada.