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November 2016

Women & Heart Disease by the Numbers

44 million. Number of American women with cardiovascular disease.

90% of women have one or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

80 seconds—How often an American woman dies of heart disease or stroke.

3% of women’s deaths are caused by breast cancer.

33% of women’s deaths are caused by heart disease and stroke.

Source: American Heart…

Are You At Risk? The Special Dangers of Heart Disease for Women

Men and women share many of the risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and obesity. However, certain risk factors for heart disease play a bigger role in women.

High blood pressure: After age 55, women are more likely than men to develop high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. About 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure.
Diabetes: Women…

All the Ways We Care: Heart Attack Timeline

When Life-Saving Cardiac Care Is Needed, Main Street Hospital Is Always Ready
In the next 34 seconds, someone in America will suffer a heart attack or stroke. At Main Street Hospital, we’re here 24/7 when life is on the line. Here’s a typical scenario of how our skills, technology and expertise help people in our community survive a heart attack and stroke.

6:30 a.m. The pain begins.
A…

If You Are Older Than This Penny, It’s Time to Possibly Save Your Life

1967

A movie ticket cost $1.25. The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. And the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35 – 10 in the first Super Bowl.

1967 is also an important potentially lifesaving milestone. If you were born in 1967 or before, you need to schedule a screening for colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer (excluding skin cancer)…

Act F.A.S.T.: Time is Life

Someone in America suffers a stroke every 40 seconds.

In addition to being one of the leading causes of serious long-term disability in senior adults, stroke is also the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced because a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel leaks or bursts. Within minutes, t…

Live It Out: Taking a Stand Against Heart Disease

Taking a stand against heart disease, the nation’s number 1 killer, starts with you. Here are four simple ways to reduce your risk.

1. See Your Doctor
The first step in fighting heart disease is to see your personal physician at least once a year. Your doctor will check your cholesterol and blood pressure, review your family history of heart disease, evaluate your overall health, and …

A Message From Our CEO: A Heartfelt Counter Attack

Heart attack. Unfortunately, those two words are all too familiar for most of us. According to the American Heart Association, about 735,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. With February being American Heart Month, now is the perfect time to launch a counterattack against heart attacks. How? It starts with each of us making a new commitment to “Heart Smart” living. Change your…

Interview with Barbara Eden: A Wish from the Heart

Barabara Eden Wants Women to Take Charge of Their Health

Perhaps best known for her starring role in the TV series I Dream of Jeannie, Barbara Eden has enjoyed a long and successful career as a stage, screen and television actress. Today, Barbara is a passionate health advocate for women. She recently talked to My Hometown Health about her interest in women’s health issues and her…

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