I am a 28 year old woman who has been under a great deal of stress lately. I read stress causes heart disease. Could I be at risk of having a heart attack?

Myth. The stuff about "type A personality" causing heart disease was a fake subsidized by millions of dollars of tobacco company money to divert attention from the real cause. "Stress" may be good or bad -- the good kind gets me up in the morning to be productive; it's bad only when you can't cope (i.e., trapped in a bad situation). Hoping things get better, but I'm not persuaded this ever caused a MI.