Heart disease in women: Understand symptoms and risk factors

All women face the threat of heart disease. But becoming aware of symptoms and risks unique to women, as well as eating a heart-healthy diet and exercising, can help protect you. - WEAR RED any day in FEBRUARY Although heart disease is often thought of as a problem for men, more women than men die of heart disease each year. One challenge is that the heart disease symptoms in women can be different from symptoms in men. Fortunately, women can take steps to understand their unique symptoms of … [Read more...]

Care for your Heart – WOMEN

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. This American Heart Month, CDC is offering weekly tips for better heart health. Take your first step on the road to a healthy heart with us. Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart … [Read more...]

Cardiovascular risk (CVD) in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

FEBRUARY is HEART AWARENESS MONTH Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. This American Heart Month, CDC is offering weekly tips for better heart health. Take your first step on the road to a healthy heart with us. Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year—that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the … [Read more...]

Abnormal Heart Rhythm – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Those aggravating things that go wrong in the day and those irritating things that go bump in the night – disrupting routines and interrupting sleep – all have a cumulative effect on your brain, especially its ability to remember and learn. As science gains greater insight into the consequences of stress on the brain, the picture that emerges is not a pretty one. A chronic overreaction to stress overloads the brain with powerful hormones that are intended only for short-term duty in emergency … [Read more...]

FEBRUARY celebrates Heart & Stroke Awareness Month

Heart Month is a national campaign that mobilizes Canadians to rally together in raising awareness and funds that have an enormous impact on the lives of all Canadians. Through the generosity and compassion of volunteers, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is able to apply life-saving knowledge, education and advocacy that generate real results and give us more of the moments that we all live for. WHAT IS HEART MONTH? Heart Month is the Heart and Stroke Foundation's key opportunity to reach … [Read more...]

Why Heart Attacks in the Middle of the night?

Although there are many reasons for a person having heart attacks, from enlarged heart due to poor integrity of blood vessels to bad valves and other less common reasons. One of the most common heart attacks is the one they have in the middle of the night. A lot of people think it would be difficult to prevent heart attacks or it would take a long time or cost a lot of money or it would be a difficult life change. However there is a way to prevent the heart attack in the middle of the … [Read more...]

MENOPAUSE – full of pleasure beyond your wildest dreams!

Menopause is a term used to describe the permanent cessation of the primary functions of the human ovaries: the ripening and release of ova and the release of hormones that cause both the creation of the uterine lining and the subsequent shedding of the uterine lining (a.k.a. the menses or the period). Menopause typically (but not always) occurs in women in midlife, during their late 40s or early 50s, and signals the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life. The transition from reproductive … [Read more...]

Chocolate … offers more than wishful thinking

The Road to Recovery always runs Smoother with Chocolate.........Mmmmmm! It's more than wishful thinking — chocolate can be good for you. Studies show that eating chocolate, primarily dark chocolate, may contribute to improved cardiovascular health. Packed with natural antioxidants, dark chocolate and cocoa sit in the same good-for-you category as green tea and blueberries. That's because chocolate comes from cacao beans (or cocoa beans), which grow on the cacao tree and are full of … [Read more...]

National Women’s Health Week 2012 – “It’s Your Time.”

It's your time! National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. The theme for 2012 is “It’s Your Time.” National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages women to take the following steps to improve … [Read more...]

FEBRUARY: Heart & Stroke Month – Take Action!

Heart disease and stroke take 1 in 3 Canadians before their time and is the #1 killer of women – taking more women's lives than all forms of cancer combined. This February, more than 85,000 volunteers are canvassing door-to-door across the country to help change these statistics. It’s not too late to canvass online this February! Online canvassing is a great way to raise life-giving funds - all from the comfort of your own home. Click on the red “Canvass Online” button below to get … [Read more...]

The Role of Attitude and Lifestyle – Aging Gracefully

    A Celebration of Women presents.... 'Aging Gracefully'   The Role of Attitude and Lifestyle        Two Basic Requirements of Graceful Aging What I’ve discovered is that there are two “basic requirements” of graceful aging. To borrow from the “Serenity Prayer”, graceful aging requires the “serenity to accept the things we cannot change; courage to change the things we can; and wisdom to know the difference.”  Certainly acceptance of aging is a key to aging gracefully – … [Read more...]

Heart & Stroke Lottery – Early Bird Deadline Only 1 Week Left!‏

One in three Canadians die of either heart disease or stroke. Now Canadians' health and demographics are changing so that no one -- young or old -- will beleft unaffected by heart disease and stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is a … [Read more...]

NORD: March 2011 Report

    March 2011 eNews NORD Welcomes Five New Board Members Five noted leaders in the rare disease community have been elected to the NORD Board of Directors. Details. NORD Forming Coalition on Medical Foods Issue At a conference hosted by NORD in Washington DC last month, approximately 80 patient advocates, physicians, genetic metabolic dietitians, and others agreed to form an ongoing coalition to address problems related to accessing the medical foods required for treatment of … [Read more...]

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