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a foundation of wellness and prevention November 2007
In This Issue

Sleep Disturbance and Stress

Experts believe that almost 50% of all sleep problems are due to stress. Work-related issues followed by family and children-related issues top the list of what keeps America up at night. As a result, needed leisure is squeezed into those critical hours once reserved for sleep. more


Partners for Gender Care

WHF, the only Non-Governmental Organization that designs and implements demonstration projects for the prevention of heart disease, thanks you for your support. WHF's nationally acclaimed programs have been recognized worldwide. Together, we're making great strides toward improving women's survival and quality of life. Please read on to see WHF dollars at work and how you can help. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution. DONATE NOW!
Top Story: WHF Holds 15th Annual Meeting and Welcomes New Trustees 
The Women's Heart Foundation recently held its 15th annual meeting at its headquarters in Ewing, New Jersey and welcomed new trustees, Pamela Boyce Simms, Executive Director, Women and Youth Leadership Association and William R. Healey, Executive Director, Healthcare Institute of New Jersey. Also welcomed was Dean Gianarkis, Pharm D of Pfizer, outcomes advisor to WHF. Serving a second year are Robin Heston, Walt Arkus, Jon Pearson, Girard Pisauro, Barbara Roberts and Maureen Roddy.
WHF Presents at NewJersey Conferences
On October 20, WHF Executive Director Bonnie Arkus was a keynote speaker at the 4th annual Garden State Woman: Fit and Fabulous at any Age health conference where she presented on "How to Keep from Breaking Your Own Heart". More than 180 women attended the event that took place at the Montclair State University conference center. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey was a major sponsor.
On November 2, Ms. Arkus presented to 88 health educators, teachers and dietitians at the annual Children's Health Summit: Fighting back against childhood obesity that took place at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. The annual summit was sponsored by the Rutgers University.
New Fitness Instructor Begins at Teen Esteem Health and Fitness Program
WHF is excited to welcome Peter Espinoza to the Teen Esteem Health and Fitness team at Trenton Central High. Mr. Espinoza brings a wealth of experience in the fitness industry and is the assistant director of personal trainers at the RWJ University Hospital Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness. Mr. Espinoza will be working with 125 sophomores and 30 juniors who serve as Peer Leaders. The customized program spans the school year and is designed to maximize student participation. Welcome Peter! For more information, or to become a sponsor of The Partnership for Prevention and Wellness in Schools, please send an email to: bonnie@womensheart.org.
Research Updates

(source: Kaiser Permanente)

Nightingale Nurses - raising awareness of the tobacco industry's effect on smoking in youth
Youth for Health website -the first Global Youth meeting organized Nov 14-19, 2006 at New Delhi and Agra to disseminate innovative health educational strategies to youth. 280 delegates from 35 countries and 11 states of India along with eminent experts from all over the world participated in this unique global meet. It aims to connect youth across the world to form a global alliance of young health advocates and facilitate concerted actions for promoting health-friendly policies.

Featured Recipe:
Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies 
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup shelled hempseed (found in healthfood stores)
1-1/4 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups whole oats
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter, sugars, molasses and peanut butter until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. beat well. Stir in hemp seed. Add four, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. Stir in oats, raisins and nuts; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Yields 4 dozen.
(Note: if the mixture is too dry, you can add water or extra virgin olive oil)
For more heart-healthy family recipes, visit our online bookstore and order your copy of Go GREEN Recipe Book for a healthier heart and a healthier planet.
With an increasing number of younger women in cardiac rehabilitation and more and more young children suffering risk factors of diabetes and obesity,  experts predict a disastrous future. Our challege is to institute prevention programs at high schools as a new base of support for community wellness; advocate for younger children's rights to grow into healthy adults; and advocate for women at risk of heart disease to receive the best of care. The Women's Heart Foundation continues to present on its evidence-based prevention programs that are making a difference in the lives of women and teens. We provide education, offer tools for self-help and promote personal responsiblity in an ever-changing healthcare environment. Join us as we work to build a better tomorrow.
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Take Care of Your Heart,
Bonnie Arkus, R.N.
WHF Executive Director & Founder
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