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8,000 People Gather on National Mall to Raise $1.9M for Heart Disease Research

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Last Saturday the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association hosted its 11th Annual DC Heart Walk on the National Mall.

Women Can Do Anything Men Can Do, But Here's One Surprising Thing They're Even Better At

Mary Ann Bauman, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Bauman, M.D.

Who would have thought that these catchy lyrics from the 1946 Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun would fit so perfectly into a conversation today about women and heart disease?

Rallying Women Against Heart Disease Is a Year-Round Pursuit

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Raising awareness is always fulfilling; raising awareness of the No. 1 killer of women is especially satisfying. That is why one day is not enough. As women in high-profile roles, we need to do better. We need to do more."

SCAD: The Ultimate Heart Break

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

All the research done so far to understand spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) has turned up only a single confirmed risk factor. Having a heart. That's it. No one can explain why SCAD strikes certain hearts.

Better Red Than Dead

Gail Becker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

Yes, I know the title is a bit jarring... but then, again, that's the point. One in every three American women will die of heart disease; that means one woman every minute. That means someone you know... or maybe even you.

'If The Right People Pay Attention, Anything Can Happen' -- Like Beating Heart Disease in Women

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Thanks to Wenzel, Variety and the American Heart Association partnered to hold a "Women in Entertainment" luncheon in Los Angeles on Thursday. It was a chance for powerful women in the entertainment industry to hear her story for the first time and to use it as a call to action.

This February, America Went Red in Fight Vs. Heart Disease in Women

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Our work against heart disease continues. While we appreciate and enjoy the added attention in February, I look forward to continuing our discussion on this vital area the rest of the year, too.

Now Is the Best Time to Take Care of the Hearts That Matter Most to You

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The medical community is on the front lines, of course, treating sick patients, helping others recover and -- equally importantly -- educating and encouraging others how to avoid the dangerous tentacles of the No. 1 killer of Americans.

Go Red for Women: Increasing Heart Disease Awareness

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

You can greatly reduce your chances of developing heart disease by making a few healthy changes in your life.

A Missed Diagnosis, A Movement, and a Critical Moment for Women's Health

Betsy Nabel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Betsy Nabel

Women, to the eyes of this then young cardiology resident, didn't have heart disease. Men -- older men -- did. So I completely missed the diagnosis.

Start Taking Action

Mariell Jessup | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Mariell Jessup

As a cardiologist, if there's a message I could share with every woman during this American Heart Month, it would be to "start taking action on your own behalf right now."

Red Is the New Black: Why It's Fashionable to Be Healthy

Martine Reardon | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Martine Reardon

As a woman who has spent her career in the world of fashion, I hope you'll take it to heart when I say there is no better accessory and no stronger fashion statement than good health.

7 Top Ways To Improve Your Heart Health

Judi Freedman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Friday is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

After My Stroke at Age 20, I Want to Help Other Women F.A.S.T.

Tia Timpson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Tia Timpson

I thought I was a healthy college student until the defects teamed together and caused a stroke.

Overcoming Arrhythmia to Become an Olympic Champion

Dana Vollmer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Dana Vollmer

At a young age I was a swimmer with dreams of being an Olympian champion! Then my heart rate wouldn't slow down after races and workouts, and I knew it was something more than just overexertion, I knew that something was wrong.

Listening to Your Heart

Teresa Rodríguez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Teresa Rodríguez

As our youngest son, Julian, was having his breakfast and his older brother, Victor, was still sleeping, their father and my husband, Tony, suddenly began complaining of dizziness, shortness of breath and weakness.

After a Decade of Go Red for Women: The Need for a 'Woman-Centered' Holistic Approach to Heart Health and Wellness

Jennifer H. Mieres | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Jennifer H. Mieres

Recognizing that women were not aware that heart disease was their leading killer and more importantly that 80 percent of heart disease was preventable, the AHA knew something had to be done.

Boosting Heart Health, Together

Susan Spencer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Susan Spencer

Our health editors found six amazing women across the country, let Joy loose on them, and we sat back and crossed our fingers.

American Heart Month Means Time to Get in Shape

María Simón | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
María Simón

What better time to get back on the wagon than during American Heart Month!

Amigas, Let's Live for Our Children

Erika Perez | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Erika Perez

Only one in three Hispanic women are aware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer.

I Am a Heart Disease Survivor

Julie Manning | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Julie Manning

I remember thinking to myself, as I watched my heart go into a bad arrhythmia, "Wow, they might actually give me CPR before this procedure is done."

Health, Prevention and Wellness: Our Focus This Month, Every Month

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Arianna and I recognized this as an opportunity to have a more profound impact. Together, we could -- no, should -- use whatever influence we have to touch more women, and to focus their attention on this vital issue of women and heart disease.

Heart Disease Is Still The No. 1 Killer Of Women. Here's What We Need To Know To Change That

Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living

The fight against heart disease in women has come a long way in the 10 years since the American Heart Association first began focusing attention on ho...

A New Dimension to Christmas Leads to Year-Round Devotion

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Their stories are, unfortunately, all too common. The fact they happened around Christmas is a reminder that heart disease can strike anyone at any time. So as you cherish the time you spend with your loved ones, please also be wary and take any symptoms seriously.

This Month, Think Pink... and Remember Red

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Whether the topic is breast cancer, heart disease or any major illness, women need to be in tune with their bodies. Awareness and education are vital because they lead to prevention and early detection, two of the best tools in health improvement.