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Women & Heart Disease W omen are more likely than men to have non-typical heart attack signs and symptoms that don’t include chest pain, but may include other symptoms such as: Watch Out! What are the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis? Joint pain and stiffness, the major symptoms of osteoarthritis, can be mild at first. For example, your joints may ache after doing yard work or exercise, or you may feel stiff for a few minutes when you get out of bed in the morning. Other symptoms include: ä Pain in your weight-bearing joints, such as the knees and hips or in your fingers. ä Cracking or creaking sounds when moving joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine. ä Some swelling at the joints. ä Knobby overgrowths on finger joints. Unusual fatigue Neck, shoulder or jaw discomfort Sweating Shortness of breath Nausea or vomiting, or abdominal discomfort Unusual weakness HEALTH & NUTRITION February 2018 17