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Women's Heart Foundation Newsletter
Helping you take care of your heart
March 2007;  Vol.1   No.13
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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 support wellness, awareness and early intervention of heart disease as it affects women.

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thumbnail research assistant takes young girls blood pressure Teen Esteem Study Enters its 3rd and Final Year at Trenton Central High School. Researchers are measuring the effect of the Teen Esteem program as a lifestyle intervention project for sophomore girls - introduced as a gym alternative class. Pictured is research assistant Shefali Buch collecting health data at the school. more.
Source: whf 2007-03-09

March is ...
  • National Nutrtion Month
  • Women's History Month
  • 4th Tuesday in March: American Diabetic Alert Day

  • Surge in Diabetes is Related to Increased Mortality. Researchers say too few studies connect this epidemic to outcomes of more cardiovascular disease and deaths. more.
    Source: WHO and Procor 2007-03-10

    Atkins, Zone, Ornish and LEARN Diets Analyzed. Atkins receives high marks with overweight premenopausal women, and without raising their LDL blood cholesterol levels. more.
    Source: Procor 2007-03-10

    Professional Education
    International Gender Conference set for June 2, 2007 in Vienna, Austria. Register online at

    Upcoming Events
    SAVE THE DATE: MAY 26, 2007
    Join Us for the fourth annual RUN FOR YOUR HEART 5k Run and 1-mile Health Walk! Place: Mercer County Park, West Windsor Twp, NJ- Marina location. Time: Registration starts at 8 am; Walk at 9:15; Run at 10:00 Raise $125 in donations and waive the $18 registration fee. Download registration form at www.womensheart.org.
    whf 2007-03

    thumbnail Capitol Dome Contact Your Legislator
    The HEART for Women Act Needs Your Support!  Click on the Capitol dome to find your legislator and make your voice heard. You can add your name as a cosponsor, by contacting its sponsors: Senator Debbie Stabenow (staff contact Lisa Layman, 202-224-4822), Senator Lisa Murkowski (Meredith Sumpter, 202-224-6665), Representative Lois Capps (Amy Fisher, 202-225-3601), or Representative Barbara Cubin (Landon Stropko, 202-225-2311).

    Foundation Notes...
    thumbnail Bonnie Arkus WHF will be presenting on its many gender-specific projects and programs aimed at reducing the burden of heart disease in women at the 4th annual Gender Medicine Congress to take place June 2 in Vienna, Austria. Heart disease in on the rise globally as more and more industrialized nations are impacted. This is chiefly related to lifestyle choices, which means it is preventable. That's why WHF's welness programs are being featured at this international forum. Women's heart disease symptoms may be quieter than men's, but it's time we listened and wake up to the wellness movement.

    Take Care of Your Heart.

    - Bonnie Arkus, RN, Executive Director

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