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Economy affecting healthcare

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(AP)-- A new survey from the American Heart Association shows how the ailing economy is affecting healthcare.
Overall, nearly 60-percent of those surveyed said their personal healthcare has been impacted by the economy.
Nearly a third said they buy fewer fresh fruits and vegetables, and about 20-percent said they'd skipped routine check-ups at the doctor or dentist in the past 6 months.
25-percent canceled their gym memberships, too. The survey included 1,000 people, and was conducted in March.
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