Worked to death? 10 jobs that may hurt your heart

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    Although most people don't think of heart disease as an occupational hazard, certain characteristics of your job may be upping your risk for heart attacks and other problems.

    Some work-related factors - such as sitting long hours at a desk, stress, irregular work hours, and exposure to certain chemicals or pollution - could also harm your heart.

    From our friends at Health.com, click through to see some jobs and job characteristics that could be upping your risk - and what to do about it.

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