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

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, MD and Timothy C. Dutta, MD, FACC
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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Film & Television · General Medical · News · Politics

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

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.
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General Medical · Health

News on Gender and Heart Disease

By Holly S. Andersen, M.D.
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 role of androgens in cardiovascular…
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Arts & Culture · Fitness · General Medical · Health

News Brief:Martina Navratilova Shares Her Secrets; Smoking Can Hasten Heart Disease in Women: Ann Temkin to Usher in MOMA’s Next Era

By Agnes Krup
“Proving every day that age is irrelevant”: That’s how the New York Time once characterized 51-year-old tennis icon Martina Navratilova, who after 30 years is still a competitor at the U.S. Open. She’s also running exercise classes at the AARP’s [email protected]+ Expo, and took a minute to chat with the Washington Post: » EXPRESS: What’s the plan for your session…
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Fashion & Beauty · General Medical

As Go Red for Women Starts, New Info on Aging and Heart Disease; Tips on Dressing As Young As We Are

By Womens Voices for Change
The heart to get things checked out: “If they’re 40 and experiencing symptoms they should insist on a stress test,” said one doctor interviewed this week for the start of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign (which will culminate in a Sept. 22 TV special “Stories from the Heart,” hosted by Marie Osmond). Too few women, said…
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Emotional Health

Amy Tan Operatic at 50; Boomer Addictions Growing, Could Break Medicare; New Clues to Link Between Heart Disease and Cognition

By Womens Voices for Change
Getting On The Bestseller Lists?? Turning 50 means many things to many busy women. To acclaimed novelist Amy Tan, shown above reading from her book Saving Fish from Drowning , it meant bringing her novel The Bonesetter’s Daughter to the stage,  with its rich narrative of life in the Chinese-American diaspora. But what her mother really wanted to know, Tan…
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News

News Mix: Madonna’s “Hard Candy”; Home Design for the Senior Surge; Blogging Boomers Blog Carnival; Women and Heart Disease; Drop Off in Women Starting Businesses; Red Hat Society Celebrates Anniversary

By Womens Voices for Change
Madonna Still a Kid in a Candy Store: The world’s most-successful female musician — who turns 50 in August — releases a new album today, titled “Hard Candy,” to mostly positive reviews. So we felt it was our duty to share the first single with you. Have “4 Minutes” to spare? Designing for the Senior Surge: “Makers of appliances and…
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General Medical · Health · Menopause

Health News Mix: Products for Night Sweats; Benefits of the Pill; Vulvodynia – It’s Not All in Your Head; Chronic Fatigue; Heart Disease; and a Prozac Blacklash

By Womens Voices for Change
Dealing with Night Sweats: “As more baby-boomer women near menopause, companies are marketing an array of cooling and moisture-wicking products to reduce the misery of hot flashes and night sweats. The items include special nightclothes, pillows and sheets, special bed fans and even cooling gel strips for the back of your neck,” reports the Wall Street Journal. Reviews are mixed.…
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General Medical · Health

New Guidelines Issued on Heart Disease Prevention

By Womens Voices for Change
The American Heart Association has updated its guidelines on women and heart disease prevention, with a focus on a woman’s lifetime risk for heart disease. The guidelines include new directions for aspirin use, hormone replacement therapy and vitamin and mineral supplementation. “Since the last guidelines were developed, more definitive clinical trials became available to suggest that healthcare providers should consider…
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Congestive Heart Failure in Women

By James A. Blake, M.D.
This week’s post addresses the concerns of a 53-year old woman who has suffered heart failure. Dr. James Blake, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, describes the diagnosis and treatment of early congestive heart failure, especially in women.
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