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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: Majority of Adolescents Report Bad Eating Habits with Skipped Meals and Low Fruit and Vegetable Intake.
Stakeholders step up intervention.
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.
on Women's Heart Week
and 10,000 Steps. more
on upcoming expo-rally event.
on other Heart Month activities taking place in New Jersey.
Boys and Girls Learn Differently
A Gender Approach to Learning is Needed
2005 Trenton Times - reprinted by permission
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.
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
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
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
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.
WHF news 12/2005
Recipes from the Heart
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.
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
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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