Posts Tagged ‘#knowyourrisk’
Think That Drink Isn’t Affecting You? Think Again
Is it my imagination or is there a lot of marketing for alcohol directed at women? For generations, we’ve glamorized drinking in general as a way to unwind, be social and just live our lives. When I was growing up, an evening cocktail or two, or three, was normal. Now, it seems that wine is…Read More
Let’s Play…Did You Know?
I decided today is a good day to share some interesting (to me) facts that you may or may not know about. These facts are important to me for several reasons. I am both a breast cancer survivor, and dare I say thriver, and a heart attack survivor too. All of the facts I’m sharing…Read More
What Do You Know About AFib?
What is AFib? AFib is short for atrial fibrillation, a condition that can cause an irregular and very rapid heart beat. While AFib itself may not be life threatening, it can lead to other conditions. It can cause blood clots in the heart, stroke, contribute to heart failure and other forms of heart disease. How…Read More
Something Near and Dear to My Heart…WomenHeart
If you know me or my work, you probably know that I’m a proud WomenHeart Champion Community Educator. I received my training at the Mayo Clinic in their 2018 Science and Leadership Symposium to go into the community and educate everyone about women and heart health. What is WomenHeart? WomenHeart is the National Coalition for…Read More
What You Should Know About Heart Failure
Since becoming a member of a club I never wanted to join…people with cardiac issues…I’ve learned a lot about the subject. And I have barely scratched the surface. One of the areas I’m learning about it heart failure. What is heart failure exactly? Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is unable to pump as…Read More
Straight Talk About Heart Disease
Some Not So Fun Facts Women, did you know? heart disease kills more people than all cancers combined more women than men die from a first heart attack we are less likely to get the treatment we need for heart disease than men women of color are at higher risk of developing heart disease and…Read More
Do You Really Know The Symptoms? Maybe Not
You know what it looks like…the Hollywood heart attack. It’s usually a middle-aged, or older, man clutching his chest. Maybe he’s sweating profusely and short of breath. He’s probably falling over a piece of furniture and passing out. Maybe he lives and maybe he doesn’t. But that isn’t necessarily the way it happens when you’re…Read More