Did you know that Sudden Cardiac Death and cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the US second only to ALL cancers COMBINED? The prevalence of coronary artery disease in women is similar to that in age-matched cohorts of men - yet women tend to be under-served and under-treated. When we look at specific interventions such as Percutaneous Coronary … [Read more...] about Women and Heart Disease: Getting the Right Health Care
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Prevention of Heart Disease in Women
Crushing chest pain and pressure might clearly signal a heart attack in men, but women report different symptoms that accompany heart problems. Certain circumstances in particular put women at greater risk for heart disease, and learning symptoms and warning signs can help prevent serious problems. Perception/Awareness You might associate heart disease with men, but each … [Read more...] about Prevention of Heart Disease in Women
Heart Disease Among Women
Breast cancer receives a lot of attention in the world of women's health, but heart disease kills more women than all types of cancer, according to the American Heart Association. Familiarizing yourself with the symptoms, risk factors and forms of prevention helps protect your heart and your health. Whether heart disease runs in your family or not, take an active role in … [Read more...] about Heart Disease Among Women
What is Tay-Sachs Disease?
Hearing the words "progressive degenerative genetic neurological disorder" is a shot to the heart. That's exactly what I felt like had happened. I had been fatally wounded, and I hadn't even seen the sniper. Being told by a (now, in my mind) nameless faceless doctor that my seemingly otherwise healthy ten-month old daughter was terminally ill had never even come across my … [Read more...] about What is Tay-Sachs Disease?
One Writer’s Story of Finding a Lump: “My Heart Sank”
I am a smart, educated woman who knows about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and knowing your family history. I watched Nana, one of the most wonderful women in my life, die at the age of 54 from the disease. The impact of her death was the focus of the first episode of the “Supernanny” that we filmed in 2008. ABC worked with local organizers to film … [Read more...] about One Writer’s Story of Finding a Lump: “My Heart Sank”