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After Heart Attack 42 Percent of Women Will Die; 24 Percent of Men

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

I really don't know how I could have missed the fact that within one year of having a heart attack, 42 percent of women will die and 24 percent of men. See for yourself at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics website.

Nicholson Crying? Post-Heart Attack Depression -- Heart Month: Day 19

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Actor Jack Nicholson realistically acted the post-heart attack depression that 50 percent of survivors experience following a heart attack. His character experiences an unusual (for him) emotional moment in Nancy Meyer's 2003 comedy "Something's Gotta Give" with Diane Keaton.

The Revolution Reunite for Bobby Z and Heart Month: Day 17

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

On Sunday, Feb. 19, Bobby Z, aka Robert Rivkin, will celebrate the one-year anniversary of surviving his heart attack with a rare reunion performance to benefit the American Heart Association with the help of his former bandmates.

Miracle Zero Carb Cranberry Juice: American Heart Month, Day 16

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Antioxidant-rich cranberry juice may boost heart health by decreasing arterial stiffness, according to a recent Tufts and Boston University study.

Day 14 of 29: Secrets to the Map of a Women's Heart

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Laughter is good for the heart -- and soul. The "Map of a Woman's Heart" (D.W. Kellogg & Co. circa 1833-1842), brings me such glee that I hope you will indulge me as I take you on a tour of it for Valentine's Day.

Day 8: Know the 7 Symptoms of Women's Heart Attack

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Patricia Butts, First Lady of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, has written rap lyrics to help women remember the seven signs of a woman's heart attack -- not the same as for a man.

Women's Hearts Endangered: Guidelines Ignored

Kathy Kastan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kastan

A large percentage of women and health care providers still don't know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, just as it is for men. And most women still don't think it can happen to them.

Call to Action: Holy Smokes the Head Bone is Connected to the Leg Bone and Especially the Heart!

Kathy Kastan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kastan

My plea to health care providers is to pay attention and do the obvious: ask your patients about their overall mood, their sense of self, their family life, and their work.