March 4, 2013 by Patricia Allen
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.Read More »
Wednesday 5: Women and U.S. Foreign Policy, Rosa Parks, Heart Disease, Sonia Sotomayor, & ‘Paperman’
February 6, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change
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.Read More »
October 8, 2012 by Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC
Women are less likely than men to have chest pain as their symptom of a heart attack; less likely to get prompt care—even less likely to get an electrocardiogram upon arriving in the ER; and more likely to be incorrectly treated for anxiety rather than a heart attack.Read More »
February 8, 2012 by Holly Andersen
By Dr. Holly Andersen
Being informed about stroke and stroke prevention can significantly help you reduce your risk; indeed, it could potentially save you or someone you love from dying or being significantly disabled.Read More »
September 13, 2011 by Patricia Allen
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. If I shouldn’t be taking either hormones or calcium supplements, what can I do to prevent osteoporosis?Read More »
May 9, 2011 by Timothy C. Dutta, M.D.
By Timothy C. Dutta, M.D.
Starting last year, studies began to question the safety of calcium supplements. Explaining the new facts: Dr. Timothy Dutta, a cardiologist with an interest in preventive care and a member of WVFC’s Medical Advisory Board.Read More »
April 11, 2011 by Holly Andersen
February 17, 2011 by Holly Andersen
By Holly Andersen, M.D.
For heart health, we women need to partner with doctors we can trust. But we need to be our own health advocates first.Read More »
August 10, 2010 by Women's Voices for Change Medical Advisory Board
The latest news is confusing. We asked three members of WVFC’s Medical Advisory Board to help sort it out.Read More »
July 12, 2010 by Holly Andersen
April 27, 2010 by Holly Andersen
February 15, 2010 by Holly Andersen
Cardiologist Dr. Holly Andersen on heart health, calling 911, and why a woman’s heart attack symptoms may be different from a man’s.Read More »
February 1, 2010 by Women's Voices For Change
In this week of hearts and flowers, it’s important not to overlook the most important heart of all–your own.Read More »
January 27, 2010 by Holly Andersen
Last week, two researchers from Australia announced an exciting new discovery about gender and heart disease. We have long recognized that men generally become prone to coronary artery disease earlier than women — on average a decade earlier — perhaps supporting the notion that male sex hormones increase one’s risk of heart disease. Although the [...]Read More »
September 22, 2009 by Katharine Johnson
At 35 years old, I wasn’t expecting a heart attack. Afterward, I had a friend tell me, “If I had to make a list of 10 people least likely to have a heart attack, you would have been at the top of the list.” I certainly never thought I’d have two, so quietly that they [...]Read More »