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Women's Heart Foundation Newsletter
Helping you take care of your heart
WomensHeart.org
August 2006;  Vol.1   No.6
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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.

  Top Story
thumbnail plaque Detection Changing for Women's Heart Disease. Plaque and other fat deposits differently in women. more.
Source: NPR Jul06

August is ...
  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
    www.preventblindness.org. WHF's suggested activity: Make an appointment for your annual eye exam.
  • Aug 1 is Anne Frank Remembered Day WHF's suggested activity: Make a commitment to volunteer to mentor a teen girl.
  • August 26 marks the 86th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave American women the right to vote, the culmination of almost two centuries of women's struggle for recognition.

    News
    Babyboomers: Extra Pounds May Shorten Life more.
    webmd 2006-08-23

    Heart Disease Patients May Suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Some people's bodies recover, their emotions may not, researchers say more.
    Reuters 2006-08-10. Found on web at MSNBC

    Omega-3 Fish Oil Keeps Hearts Beating Smoothly more.
    webmd 2006-07-28.

    UCLA Research: The Same Gene Acts Differently in Males and Females. The study represents a significant step forward in deepening the understanding of gender-based differences in medicine more.
    Newswise 2006-07-10.

  • Internal Body Clock Dictates Stroke. more
    Source: Medpage Today - Aug 17, 2006
    Upcoming Events
    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

    Advocacy
    thumbnail Capitol Dome Contact Your Legislator
    The HEART for Women Act Needs Your Support! 


    Features
    One Woman's Story
    thumbnail jenifer Young Mother of Twins Struggles with Peri-partum Cadiomyopathy and asks why there is so little known about this life-threatening problem that only affects women who are pregnant.more.

    Recipes from the Heart
    thumbnail stuffed apple Kid's Favorite: Stuffed Apples What better way to end summer vacation then with this fun treat. Let the kid's help and then enjoy this nutritous and simply delicious dessert. Click here for an entire assortment of recipes from Wegmans.
    Source: Wegmans

    Foundation Notes...
    thumbnail Bonnie Arkus Although this month marks the 86th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in the United States, and gaining the right to vote, we women are reminded by our poor medical outcomes from heart problems that we still have a long way to go. As science mounts for support of gender-specific health care and medicine, WHF is building a coalition for institutional change to take place. Evidence-based medicine will dictate the future of women's health care and WHF demonstration models will provide the critical foundation of wellness that has been missing in societies worldwide. Join us in this process of building stronger communities that support healthier families. Become a member of this wellness movement. Take Care of Your Heart.


    - Bonnie Arkus, RN, Executive Director

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