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Women's Heart Foundation Newsletter
Helping you take care of your heart
May 2006;  Vol.1   No.4
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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

Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells will join New Jersey women at the 3rd Annual RUN FOR YOUR HEART event as Honorary State Chairwoman; Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo MD, MSc, PhD, as Honorary National Chairwoman on May 14 more
WHF report

May is ...
  • Stroke Awareness Month. Women account for 43% of stroke incidents, yet account for 61% of deaths from stroke. Learm more. Go to  Stroke Statistics for Men and Women from University Hospital UMNDJ. What is "Stroke" or a "Brain Attack?" more Atrial fibrillation is a risk factor for Stroke. Learn how to check your pulse and what action to take. more.  Are you at risk for Stroke?  more
  • Women's Healthcare Month. Make an appointment with your doctor for an annual check-up.
  • 1st week in May starting Sunday: Flexible Work Arrangement Week. Promote experimentation with rearranged work schedules and working at home or at neighborhood work centers. . Visit www.workoptions.com and www.familiesandwork.org . Find out how women and families deal with the time vice of work and multiple roles.

  • News

    What are some of the causes of heart palpitations that are so common in women and when should you worry if these serious events? WHF Gender Care Consultant Lou-Anne Beauregard, MD, FACC, FACP, addresses why women are different and heart arrhythmia management in women. more.
    WHF report

    Childhood and Teen Obesity updates: Eleven is the Key Age for Childhood Obesity. more
    Reuters, May 5 2006- found on MedlinePlus

    Parents Hold the Key to Childhood Healthy Weight more
    Health Day, May 4 2006- found on MedlinePlus

    Shopping for a Healthy Heart gives adolescent girls essential life skills to make healthier food choices right at the grocery store shelf. Wegmans and UMDNJ School of Health Professionals Dietetic Internship Program team with WHF to administer this vital program to 120 students at Trenton Central High School more
    WHF news May 2, 2006

    Journal Highlights
    Industry: EXHUBERA Inhaled Insulin Approved by FDA. For package insert that includes sides effects, click here
    Nursing Spectrum, May 8 2006

    Upcoming Events

    May 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.- 3rd Annual RUN FOR YOUR HEART, Mercer County Park-NJ, West Picnic area. Women's Heart Foundation's 3rd annual event, PLUS Untax Your Heart -NJ jewelry sales. The event is being held in conjunction with National Women's Health Week. Major funding provided by The HEART TRUTH project, Region II Office on Women's Health and Horizon Blue Cross. Blue Shield of New Jersey. Media Partners: The TIMES and Packet Publications. Additional sponsors: Capital Health System, L'Oreal USA, Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health and Wellness, PSE&G, Roma Bank, and Curves. Thousands of $1, $ and $3 jewelry items. COME FOR THE BARGAINS! Admission to jewelry tent is free! Register for the RUN and 1-mile Family Health Walk online at Active.com. Click here to register online.
    WHF news 03/2006

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    thumbnail aci June 1-2, 2006. Chicago, IL - Medical Conference on Women's Heart Centers - Implementing Successful Women’s Cardiac Programs to Meet and Exceed the Unique Needs of the Female Patient, Improve Outcomes, and Increase Market Share. more
    Active Communications International news 03/2006. WHF is a co-sponsor


    One Woman's Story
    thumbnail Kate Adamson Meet Kate Adamson - Stroke Survivor. Surviving was a one-in-a-million chance from a devastating double brainstem stroke but she now enjoys living a fulfilling life. Kate's journey
    WHF news 5/2006

    Organic Lifestyle
    Helping Our Children Eat Healthier ...Is Dieting O.K. For Kids? more
    Nemours Foundation. Accessed at Kidshealth.org May 1, 2006

    Recipes from the Heart

    Mediterranean-style Hot Bag Halibut and Vegetables
    from Wegmans; Serves 2; Active Time: 20 min; Total Time: 35 min

      1 fennel bulb, (about 1 lb) cut in half then 1/4 inch slices
      1 small sweet orange or yellow pepper, sliced
      1 pkg (8 oz) Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Cleaned & Cut Leeks
      1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives (Mediterranean Bar)
      Salt and pepper to taste
      4 Tbsp Wegmans Basting Oil, divided
      4 (6 oz) skinless halibut fillets
      1/4 tsp Wegmans Lemon Pepper Seasoning
      1 pkg (8 oz) Wegmans Seafood Bouillabaisse Sauce, warmed
      1 extra heavy-duty foil grilling bag (large size)

    Preheat Grill on HIGH 10 min

    1. Combine fennel, pepper, leeks, and olives in mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper; toss with 3 Tbsp basting oil.
    2. Sprinkle fish with lemon pepper seasoning. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp basting oil. Sear on grill, to mark on 1 side only, about 2 min (do not fully cook).
    3. Place vegetables in foil bag; place fish on top of vegetables. Double-fold ends to seal. Cook about 15 min, until fish reaches 130 degrees internal temp. (To check temp, carefully cut small X in top of bag and insert thermometer through slit into center of fish.)
    4. Remove bag from heat.when fish is done. Use oven mitts and cut open bag with knife; carefully fold back bag to avoid steam. Let rest 2 minutes.
    5. Serve fish and vegetable sauce bouillabaisse sauce.
    Option: Finish in the oven by searing the fish on the grill or in a pan first. Place foil bag on baking sheet and into oven. Baking at 450 degrees for about 15 min, until internal temperature of fish reaches 130 degrees, following temping procedure above. Remove foil bag from oven. Let rest 2 minutes.

    Serving Suggestion: Serve over whole grain brown rice Recipe featured in Wegmans Menu Magazine, Summer 2006, pg. 26.
    Nutrition Info: Each serving (1 fillet, 1 1/4 cup vegetables) contains 410 calories, 23g carbohydrate (5g fiber), 39g protein, 19g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol and 530mg sodium. Diabetes Exchanges: 1.5 Carbohydrate, 5 Lean Meat, 1 Fat

    Featured Book
    Brain Attack
    Stroke is a leading killer of women. This book decribes some of women's unique risk factors, particularly younger women. The book is authored by actual stroke survivors who chronicle near-fatal experiences and their road to recovery and leading productive lives. There are excellent accounts written with heart-wrenching clarity. This collection of creative writing was edited and researched by Liz Pearl. For more information, click here.

    Foundation Notes...
    While many talk of what's wrong with healthcare and medicine, the Womens's Heart Foundation is doing something about it. With its hands-on approach, it is changing the way medicine views women's heart disease and childhood obesity. Our programs and research projects have far-reaching and long-term effects. We provide free screenings and educational products, curriculum and brochures to implement Women's Heart Week, corporate Lunch and Learns, screenings at health fairs, and a Teen Esteem Health and Fitness gym-alternative program with whole-health for adolescent girls. We designed a Medication Safety program with a free personal health file for seniors. It's delivered at nutrition sites, in partnership with public health nurses. This is how to lower healthcare costs, improve women's care and improve quality of life. We are the only heart organization that designs and implements heart wellness and prevention programs. This is interpreting research into the gender-specific practice of medicine. We've parternered with Rutgers University Department of Nursing to conduct research at our Teen Esteem program and hope to demonstrate that helping teens make healthier choices now, during their most vulnerable time, can impact their long-term decision-making process. We need your help to continue our vital work. No amount of support is too small. Please donate today!

    Join me in welcoming the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses to the Gender Care Initiative. WHF is pleased to have this collaboration to advance the healthcare of women.

    Take Care of Your Heart.
                - Bonnie Arkus, RN, Executive Director

    WHF is collecting unwanted used jewelry to refurbish and resell, as a means to support its mission and expand its message. Jewelry collecting will take place from June to September. Sale of jewelry will begin October 1 in commemoration of National Women's Health Month, and will end on Mother's Day. We've partnered with colleges, universities, Bonner Scholars and Curves® to collect, sort and clean the jewelry. Sales will take place at select Walmart locations. Walmart will provide not only the space outside their doors but also matching funds up to $1,000. All proceeds will benefit the Women's Heart Foundation. For more information contact info@womensheart.org

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