Teen Esteem exercises  Women's Heart Foundation Newsletter

Helping you take care of your heart               Feb 2008; Vol 1, issue 29 

Recent studies show 57% of American women are aware that heart disease is their #1 killer. This movement was begun by the Women's Heart Foundation in 1988 and furthered by the National Institutes of Health with its HEART TRUTH Project and Red Dress campaign, resulting in astonishing numbers of women reached since 2003. Credit is due First Lady Laura Bush for embracing the health message and wearing the red dress.  How do you celebrate National Heart Month? By sending traditional Valentine cards? Indulging in eating dark chocolate? One easy way to celebrate Heart Month is to wear the Red Dress pin each day. Share the heart health message with friends and co-workers and continue the message by forwarding this e-newsletter to others. And don't miss the Sister to Sister heart screenings in your state. Join the Women's Heart Foundation as we work with health partners to implement prevention projects and organize events to improve women's lives.

Take Care of Your Heart.

Bonnie Arkus

Executive Director
Bonnie and Laura Bush
WHF Executive Director Bonnie Arkus and Mrs. Laura Bush at the Valentine's Day Luncheon 2008 held in Washington for 230 Heart Truth leaders throughout the country.
in this issue
Upcoming Events
WHF Commemorates National Heart Month with Proclamation for the Governor; Sets plans for Feb 23 Red Dress Luncheon
Research Updates
One Woman's Story

 Upcoming Events:


Friday, February 15, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. ET - Moderated Discussion: "Women and Heart Disease: The Role of Cholesterol". Nanette Wenger, M.D., a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine and chief of Cardiology at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, will answer questions about women and heart disease with a focus on the role of cholesterol in heart disease and current cholesterol screening guidelines. A survey conducted by the Society for Women's Health Research last summer indicates a disconnect between women understanding the risks associated with high cholesterol and taking action to monitor and control it.


Saturday, February 23, 12:00 p.m. to  3:00 p.m. - WHF's 3rd Annual Red Dress Luncheon at the Trenton War Memorial, NJ  Sponsorship Package.


Saturday, February 23, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - St. Joseph's 7th annual HEALTHY HEART CONFERENCE at William Paterson University, 1600 Valley Road in Wayne, NJ with workshops on heart disease risk reduction, diagnosis and treatment. Seating is limited and pre-registration required by Feb.18. Cost: $20 per person. Call (973) 956-3738 for more information.


Sunday, May 11, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - WHF's 5th Annual Mother's Day RUN FOR MOM.  5K walk/run and 1-mile family health walk, post -event buffet, DJ, and family fun at Mercer County Park, NJ. Register at www.active.com. Download Run Sponsorship Package


WHF Commemorates National Heart Month with a Proclamation and its 3rd annual Women's Heart Luncheon, thanks to a grant from the Heart Truth and other sponsors.
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The Women's Heart Foundation is finalizing it plans for another great awareness-raising event February 23 at the Trenton War Memorial. A Red Dress Luncheon is being sponsored, with catering courtesy of Whole Foods Market and a Red Dress Trunk Show courtesy of Lord and Taylor. "We are so grateful to the generosity of our sponosors for making this event possible", said Executive Director Bonnie Arkus who reports that 300 women have already signed up for the program. The event features women survivors, exhibitors and  presenters on women and heart disease and is meant to help women lead stronger, healthier lives. more 
Research Updates 

Don't panic over ENHANCE study and statins(Wall Street Journal Health Blog, Jan18'08)

Stent updates (Intelihealth Feb'08)
One Woman's Story
Dr. Bogaev Roberta C. Bogaev, MD, FACC, FACP, is Medical Director of a Heart Failure and Transplant Center at a hospital in Texas yet even she didn't recognize signs of heart failure in her own mother. Listen to a webcast on women and heart disease and learn from this outspoken woman cardiologist and from women survivors Shirley Whyte and Roberta Moore about how to take care of your heart when faced with this oppressive diagnosis, interviewed by PatientPower host Andrew Schorr.
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WHF, the only non-governmental non-profit organization that designs and implements demonstration projects for prevention of heart disease, thanks you for your support. WHF's nationally acclaimed programs have been recognized and replicated worldwide. Together, we're making great strides toward improving women's survival and quality of life. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to support prevention, wellness and awareness. DONATE NOW.
This issue sponsored by:
Horizon Foundation for New Jersey  Princeton Area Community Foundation  heart truth
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