Heart Disease

Maternal Mortality – How To Protect Yourself

Let’s start with the good news: Infant mortality has reached an all-time low. While this is cause for celebration, a recent analysis by the CDC found that mothers in the United States have a higher rate of dying after giving birth than many other developed countries....

Marriage Can Make Your Heart Sick

Heart health, especially women’s, is very connected to relationship health. Research shows that happily married people (or people who are in happy long-term relationships) have lower levels of heart disease than single, divorced, or separated people.

Top Three Health Threats to Women

Women and men face different health risks. Knowing is half the battle of prevention, but many women in the U.S. don’t know the threats they are up against. Do you know the top three health threats? (Surprisingly to many, number one is not breast cancer). The good news...

Five Health Issues that Concern Women

You're taking care of yourself with diet and exercise, but you know that women have different health concerns than men do, and different rates of susceptibility. What are the issues that you need to learn more about to prevent them from impacting your life? The top...

Your Heart: Know Your Risk Factors

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than one in three female adults has some form of cardiovascular disease, and heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. Sounds scary, right? Yet, women often ignore heart risks and symptoms....

Maintaining a Healthy Heart

On this Valentine’s Day, celebrate those in your life that you love the - and be sure to celebrate you! Take good care of your heart. February is a great month to evaluate your heart health and make sure you are taking steps towards maintaining a healthy heart. Almost...

Heart Disease in Women Part 2

Last week we discussed the symptoms of heart disease for women.  Now, let’s take a look at some of the risk factors involved.  The key risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking. About half of Americans (49%) have at...

Heart Disease in Women

Where red this month not just because of Valentine’s Day, but because February is Heart Disease Awareness Month.  Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the US? One out of every four female deaths is due to heart disease.  Heart...

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