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Womens Heart Health

Heart Palpitations in Women: Is It 'Just Anxiety,' or Something More?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Women -- who are at higher risk than men for certain dangerous arrhythmias, and subsequent stroke in some cases -- are often told that their palpitations are "just due to anxiety." But even though they can be triggered by anxiety, it is important for doctors to rule out any dangerous arrhythmias before dismissing the palpitations as only the result of worrying.

Heart Attack Signs In Women, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some important information to share with us regarding the signs of a heart attack in women. The m...

Go Red Today -- And I'm Not Talking Cornhuskers!

Rose Stanley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Stanley

February is American Heart month, with a particular focus on women's heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly tha...

Meet 4 Heart Health Champions

Susan Spencer | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Susan Spencer

Every year, I get chills when I stand on the stage at Jazz at Lincoln Center and look out over the sea of red dresses. Everyone is there for the same reason: to celebrate and honor those who have worked tirelessly to improve the heart health of America and fight heart disease, the #1 killer of women.

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.

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...

Why I Go Red for Women

Lidia Morales | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Lidia Morales

Five years later, and after overcoming the mental hurdles that often come with being a heart disease survivor, I am more accepting of what happened to me. Instead of focusing on what I might do wrong, I now focus on what is right about my life after heart disease.

More Than Valentine's Day: Taking Care of Our Hearts

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Sebelius

February is American Heart Month, which makes this a good time to talk about the ways the Affordable Care Act helps us take better care of our hearts. Right now, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

Heart Health Month: What Every Woman Should Know

Marlo Thomas | Posted 04.03.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in this country, and that it's more deadly than all forms of cancer combined? According to the American Heart Association, 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease, and it is the cause of one in three women's deaths every year.

What Rosie Taught Us -- Plus 11 Tips On Women's Heart Health

Marlo Thomas | Posted 11.24.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Last month, my dear friend Rosie O'Donnell had a terrifying experience. She had been helping a large woman who was struggling to get out of her car in Nyack, NY; and when she got home, she began to feel an ache in her chest, and both of her arms were sore. Then she became nauseous and clammy, and threw up.

Are You At Risk For The No. 1 Killer Of Women?

Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact

By the time Tami Kemit finally saw a doctor, she had been having a heart attack for three days. The then-36-year-old mother from Erie, Pa., eventua...

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.

A Healthy Heart Despite Genetics, from Dr. Oz

Posted 08.15.2011 | Home

Do heart problems run in your family? Dr. Oz shares his expertise on how to keep your heart healthy. if(typeof AOLVP_cfg==='undefined')AOLVP_c...

Barbra Streisand's Latest Passion: Women's Heart Health

Posted 02.03.2012 | Women

You know how inspired I am by women who never stop dreaming -- and superstar Barbra Streisand is a wonderful example. Her success could have meant a l...

12 Myths About Cholesterol

Rebecca S. Reeves, Dr.P.H., R.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca S. Reeves, Dr.P.H., R.D.

If you are trying to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, or your doctor has said that you need to lower your cholesterol, you are probably trying to keep a close eye on your diet.

What Puts Women At Risk For Heart Disease

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Srinivasan Pillay

This study would seem to suggest that general anxiety itself does not confer specific risk to coronary heart disease in women, but it may signal the beginning of a disorder.

Why Heart Disease Is Treated Like A Boys' Club

Barbra Streisand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbra Streisand

We can no longer afford to naively assume that heart disease is only a man's disease -- it's now a woman's epidemic.