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Welcome to the Women's Heart Foundation e-Newsletter,
a resource in the emerging field of gender-specific health and medicine with programs
and research that
supports wellness, awareness and early intervention of heart disease as it affects women.
3rd Annual RUN FOR YOUR HEART Draws 350 Participants.
National Chairwoman Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, MD, Raises Awareness of the HEART
TRUTH and Implores Women and their Families to Adopt Healthier Lifestyles
June is ...
National Family Health Month
WHF's suggested activity: Update immunizations for yourself and your family members. Call and make appointments for annual check-ups.
Visit the PDF health library page and download a personal health record for each member of the family.
July is ...
The 2nd week in July is National Family Fitness Week
WHF's suggested activity: Make a list of ways you can help improve the fitness level of your family, then plan a family meeting to discuss ways each person can become more active.
Controversial Call for Wider Use of Heart Scans
Source: American Journal of Cardiology 2006;98(suppl):2-15. Reprinted from Healthywomen.gov Jul06
Aura with Migraines Linked to Heart Disease in Women
JAMA 2006;296:283-291. Reprinted from healthywomen.gov Jul06
Study Confirms: Adding Soy Food Products to Your Diet can Lower Cholesterol Levels
Reuter's report. Reprinted from HeartCenterOnline.com
Heart Truth Survey: 90% unfamiliar with simple, whole-health stategies to prevent or reduce risk of heart disease.
73% did not know all the warning signs listed were associated with heart attack. Another
63% did not know all associated warning signs of stroke.
The survey was administered at the 3rd Annual RUN FOR YOUR HEART event held on Mother's Day 2006.
A full report on the study is due to be released in the fall.
SAVE THE DATE! October 30, 2006: The Governor's Conference for Women
featuring Keynote Speakers Soledad O'Brien, TV Journalist and
CNN Co-Anchor and Jon S. Corzine, Governor of the State of New Jersey.
State of NJ 07/2006
Contact Your Legislator
The HEART for Women Act Needs Your Support! The Foundation urges Congress to pass this important legislation this year.
HEART for Women stands for Heart Disease Education, Analysis, Research and Treatment.
Click on the Capitol dome to find your legislator and make your voice heard. You can add your name as a cosponsor,
by contacting its sponsors: Senator Debbie Stabenow
(staff contact Lisa Layman, 202-224-4822), Senator Lisa Murkowski
(Meredith Sumpter, 202-224-6665), Representative Lois Capps (Amy Fisher, 202-225-3601), or Representative
Barbara Cubin (Landon Stropko, 202-225-2311).
One Woman's Story
A Woman's Heart Leader in New Jersey
is Providing Essential Screenings and Education
Carolyn L. Strimike, MSN, RN, CCRN, APRN, BC, Advanced Practice Nurse-Cardiology
at the Women's Heart Center at St. Joseph's, was recently selected to receive the
St. Joseph's Healthcare System 2006 Employee of the Year Award and was given regional
and national recognitions as well. more.
Recipes from the Heart
This Grilled Strip Steak is a summertime people pleaser.
Click here to find links to menu ideas, like sumptuous Mediterranean–style vegetables... a perfect companion to this beef meal.
Heart Healthy Tip from Jane at Wegmans: To cut down on the saturated fat, try a petite beef shoulder steak instead... only 3 gm. of fat per serving.
The landmark WISE (Women Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation) Study is
resonating through the halls of Congress and a sea of change is about to take place.
Women's heart disease is finally being recognized as a profoundly different disease in women
than in men with a very different pathophysiology. Women not being included in research studies
has had devasting consequences with diagnostic delays, misinterpretation of results,
poor outcomes and many unnecessary deaths... but this does not have to be our fate.
Now, legislators have authored a bill
to improve the care and treatment of women. Called HEART for Women Act, you can voice your vote
in favor of this important legislation by sending an email to your congressperson
or senator. One study showed that 90% of primary care physicians still don't realize
that heart disease kills more women than men each year.
Every woman deserves gender-specific evidence-based care. Much
needs to be done. PLEASE SUPPORT THIS IMPORTANT BILL AS IT REPRESENTS 20 YEARS OF
ADVOCACY WORK BY THE WOMEN’S HEART FOUNDATION! Click here to contact Congress
and find your congressman or senator. While this legislation does not address essential
wellness programs so beneficial for
women's hearts, it does address disparities in the diagnosis and
treatment of women through the separation of outcome data by gender, improving screening for
low income women at risk and raising awareness among women and healthcare providers.
for your support of
The HEART for Women Act
Take Care of Your Heart.
- Bonnie Arkus, RN, Executive Director
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