Heart Health

Do Women and Men Have Significantly Different Symptoms for Heart Issues?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Do Women and Men Have Significantly Different Symptoms for Heart Issues?

Men and women have significantly different experiences with heart issues when it comes to both symptoms and treatment. You’ve probably seen men in TV shows and movies have heart attacks, clutching their chests in pain and swiftly being rushed to the hospital.

How Can Women Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

By Evita Almassi | Oct 5, 2017 | Comments Off on How Can Women Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

“I’ve always heard that women have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Why is this? What can I do to reduce my risk?” There are many misconceptions about how gender impacts the risk of cardiovascular disease, commonly referred to as…

Obesity and Your Heart

By NWHN Staff | Feb 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Obesity and Your Heart

February is Heart Health Month! Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women?

Age, Weight, and My Sex Drive

By Shaniqua Seth | Jan 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Age, Weight, and My Sex Drive

A healthy sex life is crucial to many women and their partners. This can become more complicated with age and weight.

You’re Never Too Young for Heart Health

By NWHN Staff | Feb 24, 2015 | Comments Off on 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 women, only 20% of American women believe that it’s their greatest health threat.

Two Years Too Late? Researchers Announce Hoped-For Results, Stall on Revealing Actual Data

By Cindy Pearson | Nov 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Two Years Too Late? Researchers Announce Hoped-For Results, Stall on Revealing Actual Data

Two years ago, proponents of the “critical period” theory of menopause hormone therapy (HT) told women that HT could improve cognition, and possibly protect their hearts, if treatment began shortly after menopause. Two years later, we’re finding out that these statements weren’t backed up by evidence, contrary to claims made at the time.

A Heart Broken, a Legacy Established

By NWHN Staff | Mar 1, 2014 | Comments Off on A Heart Broken, a Legacy Established

Taken from the March/April 2014 issue of the Women’s Health Activist Newsletter. 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…

Hold the Statins, Stat!

By Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Jan 6, 2014 | Comments Off on Hold the Statins, Stat!

New guidelines released in November 2013 by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) advised preventing heart attacks by treating cardiovascular risk factors instead of high cholesterol. Seemed like a good idea at first.

Heart Screenings for Women Should Be as Routine as Pap Tests

By NWHN Staff | Nov 1, 2013 | Comments Off on 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.

FDA Meeting – Lorcaserin

By Kate Ryan | May 10, 2012 | Comments Off on FDA Meeting – Lorcaserin

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Meeting on Lorcaserin