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Death of a spouse or partner can lead to heart attack or stroke

Posted February 27, 2014, 8:42 am, Updated October 29, 2015, 8:28 pm Stephanie Watson, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch Shortly after my grandfather died, I stood next to my grandmother at his grave. Her loss was palpable, and painful to watch. I vividly remember her leaning down toward his gravestone and crying out, Ill be with you soon, Irv. My grandmother spoke these words out of grief, but they were prophetic. Her…

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