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Welcome to the Women's Heart Foundation Newsletter,
a supportive network and resource
for the public and medical professionals in the emerging field of gender medicine,
as part of the Gender Care InitiativeTM.
Study: Women's Heart Disease Often Missed
interpretation of angiography based on men's heart disease… results of WISE (Women's Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation) study
Women's Heart Foundation declares Feb 4 Rally with Wear Red Day - NJ
a big success.
Health expo and rally used to launch the Foundation's 10,000 Steps program statewide;
Joins forces with AHA, The Heart Truth Red Dress movement, Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority and New Jersey Curves® to reach more than 700 Women during National
Women's Heart Week Feb 1-7. more on Wear Red for Women Rally- NJ
. Award recipients honored.
more on awards and event agenda
. The event
was made possible by a grant from The Heart Truth project and L'Oreal USA.
Guidant Pacemaker and Defibrillator Alert! Recall Notice. On January 26, 2006,
Guidant Corporation expanded its recall of 19,300 pacemaker models
due to a potentially serioius but rare glitch.
Guidant Corp Jan2006
New Jersey Heart Surgery Report Card Hailed - The New
Jersey Department of Health released its updated report on heart
surgery outcomes in the state (reflects data collected in 2003).
download pdf report.
Trenton Times, Mar 2006. Reprinted by permission
What a Woman Needs to Know about Heart Surgery: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
in your child's school lunch? How can you contribute to his or her nutrition?
Hear advice from parents, with results of a survey conducted at a local health
food store. Ten Tips for a Healthier School Lunch
WHF Advisor Robert Faillace, MD, FACC of St. Joseph's Regional Medical
Center in Paterson, New Jersey, and Director of the first Women's
Heart Center in the state, will present at a
national conference on women's heart centers to take place in Chicago June 1-2, 2006. Go to
www.acius.net to download brochure.
March 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.- OPEN HOUSE at WHF Teen Esteem
Health and Fitness Program, Trenton Central High School, NJ. Heart-healthy
recipes are being served up from the dietitian-run nutrition program. Students and accompanying
parents and siblings are welcome. Participants are encouraged to enter into the
Mother-Daughter 10,000 Steps program and earn prizes the WHF annual Mother's Day
weekend RUN. The evening and the RUN is sponsored by The HEART TRUTH project.
April 22, 2006, 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. - Untax Your Heart - Ohio ,jewelry sales to benefit WHF.
Place: Tappan Square, Oberlin (southeast corner).
WHF news 03/2006
April 22, 2006, 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Untax Your Heart - Indiana ,jewelry sales to benefit WHF.
Place: Courtyard at tenth and college building, Bloomington, IN.
WHF news 03/2006
May 5, 6, 7, 2006, Food Festival and Gourmet Cooking, at the
Morristown National Guard Armory. Featuring three Guest Chefs of television fame:
Chef Paul Dillon, Chef Diane Herdricks and Chef Robert Irvine.
Shop, sample wine and beer, enjoy the food. Tickets and info:
industry partner news 03/2006
May 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.- 3rd Annual RUN FOR YOUR HEART, Mercer County Park, NJ Women's Heart
Foundation's 3rd annual event, PLUS Untax Your Heart -NJ jewelry sales. The event
is being held in conjunction with National Women's Health Week
WHF news 03/2006
June 1-2, 2006. Chicago, IL - Medical Conference on Women's
Heart Centers - Implementing Successful Women’s Cardiac Programs
to Meet and Exceed the Unique Needs of the Female Patient, Improve
Outcomes, and Increase Market Share. more
Active Communications International news 03/2006. WHF is a co-sponsor
One Woman's Story
Meet Antoinette Ritchie. Her teacher describes her as "A natural-born leader",
when she enrolled for her second year of the Teen Esteem Health and Fitness program at the
Trenton Central High School, only this year, she holds a Peer Leader position in this comprehensive gym-alternative program
that helps teen girls conquer obstacles to their health and fitness, in order to grow into strong young women. more
WHF news 12/2005
Recipes from the Heart
Fresh Spring Rolls from Wegmans
Serves 6 Active Time: 25 min
- 12 rice paper spring rolls wrappers (Grocery)
- 1 pkg (12 oz)Asian Slaw*
- 36 (about 1/4 lb) Cooked Shrimp* (100-200 count)
- 12 medium to large-size basil leaves, trimmed
- Wegmans Thai Peanut Sauce, warmed, for dipping
Dip spring roll wrappers, one at a time, into large bowl filled with very warm tap water until softened, about 20 seconds. Remove and arrange in single layer on kitchen towel; pat dry gently.
Spoon about 1/3 cup slaw on bottom two-thirds of each wrapper, leaving about 2-inch border on bottom edge. Top slaw with 3 shrimp and 1 basil leaf, (covering the full length of the roll).
Fold bottom of wrapper over filling. Fold in sides; roll up tightly. Repeat until all spring rolls are complete. Cover spring rolls with damp paper towels, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap until ready to serve. Serve with peanut dipping sauce.
Recipe featured in Wegmans Menu Magazine Winter 2004, on pg.49. This
warm appetizer has Asian flare and it is easy to prepare
Nutrition Info: Each serving (2 rolls and 1 Tbsp sauce) contains 140 calories, 18g carbohydrate (1g fiber), 6g protein, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol and 380mg sodium.
Diabetes Exchanges: 1 Carbohydrate
* Foods found in the Food You Feel Good About -Produce Department of Wegmans
Go to website for customer feedback
and fifteen tenth-grade
Teen Esteem girls at Trenton Central High School were on a mission to learn about healtier food selections
at Wegmans last April. The
field trip was organized by the Women's Heart Foundation with its
program Shopping for a Healthy Heart, administered in collaboration
with the UMDNJ School of Health Professionals Dietetic
Internship Program and the high school. Denise Langevin, RD, Director and
Geri McKay, RD, Coordinator, both of
UMDNJ and the store Perishable Foods manager, Todd Allen set up the event
at Wegmans, providing free samples from vendors, five food stations and
planning a delicious buffet for the students and volunteers. The program
will be repeated May 2, 2006 at Wegmans for the incoming class of sophomore Teen Esteem girls.
WHF news 12/2005
From my desk...
Reaching out to women during February - National
Heart Month - is an essential component of the Women's Heart Foundation's mission
to improve women's survival and quality of life through early intervention programs and
raising awareness. Thanks to collaborators, funders and volunteers, WHF
was able to provide New Jersey women with a fabulous statewide event with Rally and Health Expo
at the Trenton War Memorial and deliver a unified message about heart disease as it affects women.
This event demonstrates the
critical need to reach women at the grass-roots level. Thanks to the Capital Health System at
Mercer and the St. Francis Medical Center for providing the nurses and
docors to complete health screenings for our 600 attendees on Feb 4, to Wanda Woman and team for working their fitness majic,
and to our nurses and fitness managers /partners at Curves® satellite screening stations.
The first step of any health movement is awareness and this program was enormously effective at reaching
our goal. Thanks also goes out to cardiologist and WHF Advisor
Glenn Laub, MD, the leading heart surgeon in the state of New Jersey, and to other doctors who
presented at the Wear Red day. A special thanks to The Heart Truth Talk Show panel:
Kate Thomsen, MD, women's health
specialist; Rev J. Stanley Justice of AME Church; Jahaira and her mom; Mark Bailey, Health & Physical
Education Department at Trenton Central High School and The HEART TRUTH
talk show moderator Doreleena Sammons Posey,
Director, Chronic Disease Management, NJDHSS.
Give to the Women's Heart Foundation and create a stronger, healthier America. Take Care of Your Heart.
- Bonnie Arkus, RN, Executive Director
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