Obesity and Your Heart

February is Heart Health Month! Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women? Per the American Heart Association, heart disease kills 1 in 3 women each year. These statistics may be eye-opening and nerve-wracking but here’s the thing—Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least 200,000 of … Continued

Menopause Hormone Therapy and Cardiovascular Protection

Does Age Matter? What We Know So Far About Age of Initiation of Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease in Women. You may have thought that the controversy over prescribing hormone therapy for cardiovascular protection was resolved in 2002 when the Women’s Health Initiative was abruptly halted due to the finding that study participants who took … Continued

Menopause Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease

No form of estrogen, or estrogen plus progestin, has been proven to prevent heart disease. Yet millions of women have taken these powerful drugs, encouraged by physicians who believed that HT prevented heart disease. Conclusive studies have now proven definitively that the most commonly used forms of HT do not prevent the progression of heart … Continued

You’re Never Too Young for Heart Health

When you think of the month of February you might think about Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, or even Groundhog Day. But February is also American Heart Month, a time to remind Americans of one of the biggest health threats in our country, especially to women. Although heart disease is the #1 killer of American … Continued

A Heart Broken, A Legacy Established

For some people, life progresses in a series of ebbs and flows, valleys and peaks. Others, like me, see life in terms of one sharp divide, one defining moment that separates then from now. My moment came the night before the start of my senior year of high school, when I was awakened by my … Continued

Heart Screenings for Women Should Be as Routine as Pap Tests

Heart disease – also called cardiovascular disease (CVD) — is the leading cause of death in the United States for both women and men, affecting 75 million Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 800,000 Americans die every year from CVD.i The risks to men are more widely known, with the … Continued

Tackling the Tough Issues

The Network never shies away from tough issues – whether it’s challenging the dangerous over-promotion of menopause hormone therapy to healthy women, or calling for universal health care. This issue of the newsletter includes articles on several issues we’re working on right now – and some of them are definitely tough. At the heart of … Continued