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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.
Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells will join New Jersey women at the 3rd Annual RUN FOR YOUR HEART event as Honorary State Chairwoman; Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo MD, MSc, PhD, as Honorary National Chairwoman on May 14
May is ...
Stroke Awareness Month. Women account for 43% of stroke incidents, yet account for
61% of deaths from stroke. Learm more. Go to Stroke Statistics for Men and Women from University Hospital UMNDJ.
What is "Stroke" or a "Brain Attack?" more
Atrial fibrillation is a risk factor for Stroke. Learn how to check your pulse and what action to take.
Are you at risk for Stroke?
Women's Healthcare Month. Make an appointment with your doctor for an annual check-up.
1st week in May starting Sunday: Flexible Work Arrangement Week.
Promote experimentation with rearranged work schedules and working at home or at neighborhood work centers.
. Visit www.workoptions.com and
www.familiesandwork.org . Find out how women and families deal with the time vice of work and multiple roles.
What are some of the causes of heart palpitations that are so common in women and when should you worry if these serious events?
WHF Gender Care Consultant Lou-Anne Beauregard, MD, FACC, FACP, addresses why women are different and
heart arrhythmia management in women.
Childhood and Teen Obesity updates:
Eleven is the Key Age for Childhood Obesity. more
Reuters, May 5 2006- found on MedlinePlus
Parents Hold the Key to Childhood Healthy Weight more
Health Day, May 4 2006- found on MedlinePlus
Shopping for a Healthy Heart gives adolescent girls
essential life skills to make healthier food choices right at the grocery store shelf. Wegmans and UMDNJ School of Health Professionals Dietetic Internship Program
team with WHF to administer this vital program to 120 students at Trenton Central High School more
WHF news May 2, 2006
Inhaled Insulin Approved by FDA. For package insert that includes sides effects,
Nursing Spectrum, May 8 2006
May 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.- 3rd Annual RUN FOR YOUR HEART, Mercer County Park-NJ, West Picnic area. 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. Major funding provided by The HEART TRUTH project, Region II
Office on Women's Health and Horizon Blue Cross.
Blue Shield of New Jersey. Media Partners: The TIMES and Packet Publications. Additional sponsors:
Capital Health System, L'Oreal USA, Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health and Wellness, PSE&G, Roma Bank,
and Curves. Thousands of $1, $ and $3 jewelry items. COME FOR THE BARGAINS! Admission to jewelry tent is free! Register
for the RUN and 1-mile Family Health Walk online at Active.com. Click here to register online.
WHF news 03/2006
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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 Kate Adamson - Stroke Survivor.
Surviving was a one-in-a-million chance from a devastating
double brainstem stroke but she now enjoys living a fulfilling life.
WHF news 5/2006
Helping Our Children Eat Healthier ...Is Dieting O.K. For Kids?
Nemours Foundation. Accessed at Kidshealth.org May 1, 2006
Recipes from the Heart
Mediterranean-style Hot Bag Halibut and Vegetables
from Wegmans; Serves 2; Active Time: 20 min; Total Time: 35 min
1 fennel bulb, (about 1 lb) cut in half then 1/4 inch slices
1 small sweet orange or yellow pepper, sliced
1 pkg (8 oz) Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Cleaned & Cut Leeks
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives (Mediterranean Bar)
Salt and pepper to taste
4 Tbsp Wegmans Basting Oil, divided
4 (6 oz) skinless halibut fillets
1/4 tsp Wegmans Lemon Pepper Seasoning
1 pkg (8 oz) Wegmans Seafood Bouillabaisse Sauce, warmed
1 extra heavy-duty foil grilling bag (large size)
Preheat Grill on HIGH 10 min
Option: Finish in the oven by searing the fish on the grill or in a pan first. Place foil bag on baking sheet and into oven. Baking at 450 degrees for about 15 min, until internal temperature of fish reaches 130 degrees, following temping procedure above. Remove foil bag from oven. Let rest 2 minutes.
Combine fennel, pepper, leeks, and olives in mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper; toss with 3 Tbsp basting oil.
- Sprinkle fish with lemon pepper seasoning. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp basting oil. Sear on grill, to mark on 1 side only, about 2 min (do not fully cook).
- Place vegetables in foil bag; place fish on top of vegetables. Double-fold ends to seal. Cook about 15 min, until fish reaches 130 degrees internal temp. (To check temp, carefully cut small X in top of bag and insert thermometer through slit into center of fish.)
- Remove bag from heat.when fish is done. Use oven mitts and cut open bag with knife; carefully fold back bag to avoid steam. Let rest 2 minutes.
- Serve fish and vegetable sauce bouillabaisse sauce.
Serving Suggestion: Serve over whole grain brown rice
Recipe featured in Wegmans Menu Magazine, Summer 2006, pg. 26.
Nutrition Info: Each serving (1 fillet, 1 1/4 cup vegetables) contains 410 calories, 23g carbohydrate (5g fiber), 39g protein, 19g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol and 530mg sodium.
Diabetes Exchanges: 1.5 Carbohydrate, 5 Lean Meat, 1 Fat
Stroke is a
leading killer of women. This
book decribes some of women's unique risk factors, particularly
younger women. The book is authored by actual stroke survivors who
chronicle near-fatal experiences and their road to recovery and
leading productive lives. There are excellent accounts written with
clarity. This collection of creative writing was edited and researched by
Liz Pearl. For more information, click here.
While many talk of what's wrong with healthcare and medicine,
the Womens's Heart Foundation is doing something about it.
With its hands-on approach, it is changing the way medicine views women's heart disease
and childhood obesity. Our programs and research projects have
far-reaching and long-term effects.
We provide free screenings and educational products, curriculum and brochures to implement Women's Heart Week,
corporate Lunch and Learns, screenings at health
fairs, and a Teen
Esteem Health and Fitness gym-alternative program with whole-health for adolescent girls.
We designed a Medication Safety program with a free personal health file for seniors. It's delivered at
nutrition sites, in partnership with public health nurses.
This is how to lower healthcare costs, improve women's care and improve quality of life.
We are the only heart organization that designs and implements heart wellness and prevention programs.
This is interpreting research into the gender-specific practice of
medicine. We've parternered with Rutgers University Department of Nursing to conduct research
at our Teen Esteem program and hope to demonstrate that helping teens make healthier choices
now, during their most vulnerable time, can impact their long-term decision-making process.
We need your help to continue our vital work. No amount of support is too small. Please donate today!
Join me in welcoming the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses to the
Gender Care Initiative. WHF is pleased to have this collaboration to advance the healthcare of women.
Take Care of Your Heart.
- Bonnie Arkus, RN, Executive Director
HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR WOMEN'S HEART FOUNDATION
WHF is collecting unwanted used
jewelry to refurbish and resell, as a means to
support its mission and expand its message. Jewelry
collecting will take place from June to September. Sale of jewelry
will begin October 1 in commemoration of National Women's Health Month, and will
end on Mother's Day. We've partnered with colleges, universities, Bonner
Scholars and Curves® to collect, sort and clean
the jewelry. Sales will take place at select Walmart locations.
Walmart will provide not only the space outside their doors but also
matching funds up to $1,000. All proceeds will benefit the Women's Heart
Foundation. For more information
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