What’s in a number?

The latest guidelines for hypertension are out, and they are causing a very public disagreement among medical experts about who should be treated for high blood pressure.

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Start early to reduce stroke risk

Women are at greater risk for strokes than men, and for the first time women and their doctors have evidence-based guidelines on how to reduce that risk. Continue reading

Good Cholesterol?

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women (more than all forms of cancers combined). In addition to maintaining a health weight through diet and exercise, your cholesterol levels are also important.  But not all cholesterol is created equal. Continue reading

Go Red!

In 2003, research revealed that heart disease was by far the No. 1 killer of women (more than all forms of cancers combined). And despite the perception that heart disease is what happens to older men, the reality is that more women die of heart disease than men. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women. The red dress has become the iconic symbol of the battle against heart disease in women. Continue reading

New Traditions


According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American Thanksgiving dinner contains about 3,000 calories (serving sizes not applicable on this day traditionally stuffed with gluttony, garnished with pleasure).  And that’s just the holiday meal!  Many of us hors d’oeuvres our way through another 1,500 calories before and after the big meal.  More cider, anyone? Continue reading