An amendment to expand the WISEWOMAN cardiovascular screening program to all 50 states was approved by the Energy & Commerce Committee as part of their health care reform legislation package.
Statistics show that about 68% of white women know that heart disease is the leading killer of women, compared to only 31% of black women and 29% of Hispanic women. Dr. Jennifer Mieres of New York University School of Medicine and Author of Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas, helps us understand why women of color have greater challenges when it comes to heart disease.
WomenHeart is pleased to announce the re-development and launch of the popular HeartScarves program. This unique – and very heart-felt initiative – is now a packaged kit that contains everything you need to make beautiful scarves for women suffering with heart disease.
WomenHeart Champion Maxine Levy leads local and national efforts to improve women's heart health.
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