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Women's Heart Foundation Newsletter
Helping you take care of your heart
February 2006;  Vol.1   No.1
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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.

  Top Story

Study: Majority of Adolescents Report Bad Eating Habits with Skipped Meals and Low Fruit and Vegetable Intake. Stakeholders step up intervention. more
WHF Teen Esteem research report 01/2006

February is National Heart Month and to commemorate, WHF is promoting a National 10,000 Steps Program and is planning a Wear Red Expo and Rally the first Saturday in February at the Trenton War Memorial. Collaborators include the NIH Heart Truth Project, American Heart Association, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. more on Women's Heart Week and 10,000 Steps. more on upcoming expo-rally event. more on other Heart Month activities taking place in New Jersey.


WHF Expands The Gender Care Initiative® with online courses and conferences. CEUs for health professional; Certificate Course in Wellness for Fitness Managers and the general public to be released next month. Register

Horizon Foundation of New Jersey Awards $15,000 Grant to WHF for its Teen Esteem Health and Fitness Program . This plus additional funding from the state sustain the highly successful program for vulnerable teen girls.
WHF news 12/2005

Boys and Girls Learn Differently
A Gender Approach to Learning is Needed

2005 Trenton Times - reprinted by permission

Journal Highlights
Women's Warning Signs of Heart Attack - a Message to Act On National Heart Month Reminder to ALL WOMEN
2003 study by American Heart Association

A Wake-up Call to Advance Women's Health
A new approach is urgently needed in research, clinical practice, policy, curriculum development and research training.
Originally published in Women's Health Issues 2004;14:31-4. © 2004 Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. Made public through AHRQ website.

Health Partners
The Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association has created "Tell a Friend", a community education program available as a free powerpoint slide presentation that you may download. more
Upcoming Events

WHF to present Feb 23 in Berlin, Germany at the First World Congress on Gender Medicine with results of its research project on teen health. more
Register for conference  The Gender Care InitiativeTM
WHF news 01/2006


One Woman's Story
thumbnail Brea Weil-Hearon Meet Brea Weil-Hearon . Brea was only 13-years-old when she witnessed her 45-year-old mother's death from a heart attack. Ten years later, Brea started what she calls "The Heart Project" - selling unwanted refurbished costume jewelry to provide essential funding to WHF.more
WHF news 12/2005

Organic Lifestyle
What is meant by an "organic lifestyle" and what are the benefits? Health educator Mary Ann Cavallaro, RN explains this new direction for health in what will be a regularly featured column. more
WHF news 12/2005

Recipes from the Heart
Enjoy heart-warming, and heart-healthy Stuffed Cabbages made with whole-grain brown rice. The beauty of this recipe is you can make them in the morning, turn on your crock pot, and come home to a delicious meal. Add a side of fresh carrot and celery sticks to round out the meal.

Featured Photo
TEEN ESTEEM. Women's Heart Foundation's Teen Esteem Project Director Kathleen C. Ashton, PhD, RN, (right) with head teacher Connie Kelley, are implementing WHF's new gender-specific gym-alternative program for teen girl's health and wellness. more
WHF news 12/2005

Foundation Notes
The Take New Jersey Women to Heart initiative came to a close on June 30, 2005. This was a historic undertaking between our small, grass-roots organization and the state Office on Women's Health in which over 3 million consumer impressions were realized and four wellness programs begun. WHF needs your help to continue its good work and to expand the message into other states. Please consider a donation to the Women's Heart Foundation as the only heart organization that designs, develops and implements heart wellness programs. Consider joining The HEART PROJECT jewelry campaign and collect unwanted costume jewelry from family and friends. Items will be reconditioned for resale by WHF. Corporations: consider becoming a HEART CARE sponsor by underwriting costs for a professional education symposium on gender care, or a health and wellness day with workshops for women, or a Teen Esteem program stakeholder, investing in life skills for adolescent girls. WHF is providing the critical Foundation of wellness and prevention for improving survival and quality of life. 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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