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4 Myths About Heart Disease Busted

Posted 03.31.2014 | OWN

By Melinda Wenner Moyer Too many myths about women and heart disease persist. Here's the real story on how to stay safe. Want to know the se...

Join Us For An Important Conversation About Heart Health

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

I was so pleased to have Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, as my guest on Mondays with Marlo. Dr. Mulvagh shared some incredibly important...

Healthy Behaviors That Can Prevent Heart Disease, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some excellent statistics and tips to share with us about healthy behaviors that can prevent heart di...

6 Surprising Heart-Healthy Foods

Katherine Brooking | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Katherine Brooking

When it comes to heart health, you may be well aware that it's a good idea to cut down on butter and bacon and boost your intake of fruits, veggies and whole grains. But there are some foods that you might never expect to see on a "heart healthy" list.

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...

Can You Really Safely Resume Sex After A Heart Attack?

Posted 07.25.2013 | Fifty

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/24/2013 04:10 PM EDT on LiveScience Many women who've had heart attacks want more information ab...

Beyond the Breasts and Straight to the Heart

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Women are made up of more than just breasts, a uterus, and a pair of ovaries. There is more to women's health than the care and cure of these three vital but non-comprehensive organs. We need to look beyond, to the forgotten whole woman, who is more than a sum of her parts.

3 (Uncommon) Questions To Ask Your OB-GYN

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices

Your OB-GYN has you covered when it comes to screening for certain cancers, sexual health and optimizing your chances of bearing a child. But since he...

Life Expectancy for Women Declines: It's Our Wakeup Call

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Our hearts crave health. When we move, we feel better. When we make food choices that nourish us, we feel energetic. When we do things that make us laugh, or spend time with the ones we love, we flourish.

5 Things White Women Know About Heart Health That Black Women Should Too

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 02.20.2013 | Black Voices

African-American women are 1.6 times more likely than non-Hispanic whites to have high blood pressure, putting them ahead of the pack when it comes to...

What Women Need To Know About Heart Disease, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Heart disease is a major issue for women -- even if no one in your family has a history of it. Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor for NBC News,...

Go Red for Women: 'At Age 32, I Need a New Heart'

Mary Leah Coco | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Leah Coco

Sometimes it seems unreal that at age 32, I need a new heart. This reality serves as a reminder that you can be the perfect picture of health and still have heart disease.

Why I Go Red in February

Star Jones | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Star Jones

Women are being targeted. We are falling prey to a silent enemy. An enemy most of us didn't even know we had. But it has its sights set on us. And in 2010, it was set on me.

Wear Red Day: Just a Little Heart Attack

Christie Thompson | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christie Thompson

I have no family history of heart disease, yet I was able to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack because I have a sister-in-law who cares enough to hit "send," and because there's an actress who knows how to make those symptoms memorable.

Rosie Is Not Alone!

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Despite women being vigilant when it comes to the heart health of their loved ones, they notoriously put themselves last when it comes to their own health.

Streisand Raises Staggering Amount To Fight Heart Disease

The Hollywood Reporter | Alex Ben Block | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact

Barbra Streisand has exceeded her goal of raising $20 million to boost a regenerative-medicine research fund and efforts to fight heart disease among ...

Catherine Pearson

Stressful Jobs Could Up Women's Heart Attack Risk By 70 Percent

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.20.2012 | Women

If you're a woman with a stressful job, you could have a much higher risk for serious heart problems later in life. New research has found that wo...

Barbra Streisand Takes Aim at Eliminating 'Yentl Syndrome' in Leading Killer of Women: Heart Disease

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

When it comes to a major killer of women, there's heartening news out of Southern California concerning an increased philanthropic leadership by Barbra Streisand in support of research and therapies for women's heart disease.

'Just A Little Heart Attack'

Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living

Heart disease kills more American women than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association. To shine a spotlight on this i...

It's Time For Gender Equality In Treatment Of Heart Disease

Barbra Streisand | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact
Barbra Streisand

Women have made enormous strides. We've had women explore the depths of outer space, a woman has run for president of the United States, and a woman has served as speaker of the house. Yet a boys club still exists in the medical sciences.

Ladies, Love Your Body, Protect Your Heart

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Ficarra

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, not breast cancer. That fact may be surprising to many people given all of the media attention and prevention efforts surrounding breast cancer.

Heart Attacks Kill 6 Times As Many Women As Breast Cancer

Ricki Pollycove, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ricki Pollycove, M.D.

The best thing we can do is to modify our lifestyles as younger women, avoiding obesity, lowering rates of breast cancer as well as significantly decreasing the heavy toll of heart disease.