Coronary Artery Disease in Women: What Are the Options When an Artery Is Blocked?

March 30, 2015 by James A. Blake, M.D.

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By James A. Blake, M.D.

Everything a woman should know about coronary artery disease, from symptoms to stress tests, medical management to surgery.

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Fitness Saturday: Doing the Superman

March 7, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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The Superman and Modified Superman are both great ways to “wake up” the back of the body and strengthen your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back.

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Fitness Saturday: The Bridge

February 28, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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This week’s exercise, The Bridge, is an amazing and safe way to help shape and strengthen your bum, build muscle, improve core stability, and increase flexibility

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Dr. Pat Consults: Heart Disease in Women: Recognizing the Symptoms

February 23, 2015 by James A. Blake, M.D.

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By James A. Blake, M.D.

Cardiologist James. A. Blake, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, describes the heart-disease symptoms that are ignored by too many women.

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Eating for Heart Health

February 16, 2015 by Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN

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By Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN

Nutritionist Stephanie Middleberg discusses the changing guidelines in food recommendations for the prevention of heart disease (February is American Heart Month).

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Dr. Pat Consults: Diabetes and Its Link to Heart Disease

February 9, 2015 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Andrew Martorella, M.D.

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Andrew Martorella, M.D.

“How does diabetes cause heart failure and heart attacks in women? And what is the relationship between polycystic ovarian syndrome and diabetes?”

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Dr. Pat Consults: Abnormal Heart Rhythm—Stay Alert for the Symptoms!

November 10, 2014 by Timothy C. Dutta, M.D.

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By Timothy C. Dutta, M.D.

Dr. Timothy C. Dutta, the cardiology expert on the Medical Advisory Board of Women’s Voices for Change, answers the questions of a very healthy yoga teacher who suddenly found herself in the emergency room due to a condition she’d never suspected she had: atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm).

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Dr. Pat Consults: Can Genetic Tests Predict Heart Disease?

February 24, 2014 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC

We hope that genetic testing will become a practical tool in the next five to ten years and may, at some point, replace, or at least add to, the assessments we use today.

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A Heartfelt Thank-You

February 17, 2014 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

By participating in our Romantic Movie Survey, you opened your hearts in spades. BabyHeart will be receiving a check for $10,415 this week. Many, many babies will be spared the tragedies that accompany heart defects as a result.

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The Romantic-Movie Survey! And the Winner is . . .

February 15, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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If you want to see friends let their guard down, just ask them what one film they’d choose as the most romantic movie ever. People sigh into their reveries of certain scenes, reminisce about that look before the kiss, wax philosophical about gender and generation, and express their secret wishes for themselves.

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1 Day Left: The Valentine’s Day Romantic Movie Survey

February 13, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Tell us your favorite romantic movie and help Women’s Voices raise up to $25,000 for BabyHeart, the International Children’s Heart Foundation, which treats children in developing countries born with heart disease.

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Day 6 Results: The Valentine’s Day Romantic Movie Survey

February 3, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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Total Romantic Movies Survey vote so far: 461. Leading: the usual suspects. Favorite new entry: “WATERLOO BRIDGE.” “It combines great romance with great female friendship.”

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Dr. Pat Consults: Heart Disease by the Numbers (Good and Bad)

June 3, 2013 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC

Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen is a collaborative physician. This week, she asks cardiologist Timothy C. Dutta to lay out the startling, research-backed numbers showing the impact of the lifestyle choices of Americans on their risk of heart disease.

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The Good Death: Going Gently, Surrounded by Love

March 4, 2013 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Mommie was waiting for us. I have heard that the dying do wait for those they love, and this has now happened to me twice. Once, when my mother-in-law Natalie was dying, she, too, waited for us as we drove the eight hours from Kentucky to Orchard Lake, Michigan.

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Wednesday 5: Women and U.S. Foreign Policy, Rosa Parks, Heart Disease, Sonia Sotomayor, & ‘Paperman’

February 6, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change

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Hillary Clinton’s work on women’s and girls’ advancement into U.S foreign policy; the Rosa Parks we don’t know; a call to action for black women on the risks of heart disease; Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a rock star; and an Oscar-nominated animated short film, “Paperman,” that allows us to appreciate the beauty in simplicity.

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