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Women's Heart Foundation Newsletter
Helping you take care of your heart
September 2006;  Vol.1   No.7
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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.

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thumbnail healthfinder.gov website WHF Invited to Join Healthfinder.gov as part of a new government wellness initiative. Sixty-eight trusted websites were chosen by Healthfinder.gov as reliable sources of accurate health information. The inaugural Stakeholders meeting is set for next month in Washington, D.C., with future bi-monthly meetings planned. more.
Source: whf 2006-09

September is ...
  • Minority Health Month
  • American Heritage Month WHF's suggested activity: Observe remembrances of cultural differences that give nations their important distinctive attributes and heritages. Renew efforts to know and understand differences of other cultures as a means of promoting international good will. Celebrate your own heritage by preparing a traditional family meal -- one that was passed on from previous generations. Learn about another person's cultural background and what her favorite family meal or tradition is.

    Sudden Cardiac Arrest Not Without Warning
    American Heart Association study of 406 patients revealed 25% suffered chest pain and average of 120 minutes; 17% had breathlessness. Other common warning signs experienced were nausea and vomint, dizziness and fainting. 42 percent were women - average age: 76; 58 percent men - average age: 68. The study emphasizes the education needs to focus on EMT and family and public recognition of these common early warning signs of heart attack. more.
    aha 2006-09-04

    thumbnail Teen Esteem students exercising with certified fitness instructor WHF Teen Esteem Enters its 3rd Year at TCHS
    Outcomes continue to demonstrate positive benefits for teen girls more.
    whf 2006-09

    Upcoming Events
    Second Annual Women's Heart Luncheon and Wear Red event day for New Jersey women. Place: the Trenton War Memorial Building, Rte 29, Trenton. Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. This is a FREE event for all women.
    whf 2006-09

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

  • Features
    Recipes from the Heart
    thumbnail pan-seared scallops Pan-seared Scallops with Bouillabaisse
    Eating seafood is a delicious way to get your essential omega-3 heart-healthy fats - a fat that is also essential for a baby's developing brain. Click here for an entire assortment of recipes from Wegmans.
    Source: Wegmans

    Foundation Notes...
    thumbnail Bonnie Arkus Healthfinder.gov is a new initiative devoted to wellness and prevention. Faced with a three trillion dollar-a-year healthcare budget, our government is up against incredible odds. Corporate and business leaders, educators, health scientists and the media need to come together to support this government initiative, define wellness and prioritize ways we can reverse the exisiting expensive disease model with crisis intervention as the modem operand. No doubt, a battle will ensue between those in healthcare who are benefitting from America's poor health and business, insurance, and individuals who are shouldering the burden. Part of the challenge is to "sell" the idea that everyone must accept personal responsibilty for his or her own health and participate in difficult life and death decision-making. Are you willing and ready to examine your own health and the health care needs of your family? Lowering healthcare costs may depend on how you answer this question. WHF embraces wellness and has defined a path with its highly successful Teen Esteem Health and Fitness program and National Women's Heart Week. Please support WHF and it nationally and internationally acclaimed programs by making a donation today. It's time to give wellness a chance. Take Care of Your Heart.

    - Bonnie Arkus, RN, Executive Director

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