Category: Women and Heart Disease

Managing Stress
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Managing Stress

In today’s world, stress is an everyday affliction. And it’s a known fact that chronic stress can take a physical toll on your general health and wellbeing. While more research is needed to determine exactly how stress might affect heart disease, we know that stress can contribute indirectly by influencing certain risk factors for heart...

March 17, 2016August 30, 2017by
Gender role more important than sex in repeat heart attacks: McGill study – Montreal – CBC News
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Gender role more important than sex in repeat heart attacks: McGill study – Montreal – CBC News

Regardless of gender, people with more traditional feminine personality traits have a harder time recovering after a heart attack, a study led by McGill University researchers shows. Source: Gender role more important than sex in repeat heart attacks: McGill study – Montreal – CBC News Interesting research coming out of McGill University that looks at...

February 15, 2016May 16, 2017by
How to Exercise & Stay Motivated in Cooler Weather
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How to Exercise & Stay Motivated in Cooler Weather

Regular exercise is important to the health and wellbeing of your heart. Individuals who don’t exercise have higher rates of heart disease compared to people who perform even mild to moderate amounts of physical activity. But while we all know we ought to be exercising for our health, it is easier said than done, especially...

December 17, 2015March 22, 2017by
Nutrition: Eating in the Colder Season
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Nutrition: Eating in the Colder Season

The food we put into our bodies has a direct connection to our health and well-being. Proper eating positively impacts weight, cholesterol and blood pressure—all key risk factors for heart disease. But eating well can be a bit harder as the weather cools. In a season known for warm, cozy, calorie-laden foods, and filled with...

December 16, 2015March 22, 2017by
The reasons women are hesitating to seek medical care
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The reasons women are hesitating to seek medical care

WHHI’s exploration of five themes found to characterize the experience of young women hospitalized with heart attack continues. In this post, we explore some of the reasons why young women hesitate to seek medical care. In a recent study, several competing and conflicting priorities were found to affect a young woman’s decision to seek medical...

September 15, 2015March 22, 2017by
The Dangers of Self-Diagnosis When it Comes to your Heart
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The Dangers of Self-Diagnosis When it Comes to your Heart

In a recent study, discussed by WHHI in this blog post, five themes were found to characterize the experience of young women hospitalized for a heart attack. WHHI’s exploration of these five themes continues with the finding that participants are often inaccurate when assessing their risk of heart disease and commonly attribute their symptoms to...

August 28, 2015March 22, 2017by
The Heart Attack Symptoms You May Not Know About
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The Heart Attack Symptoms You May Not Know About

In our last blog, we presented some of the latest findings about young women and heart disease, specifically, five themes that characterize the experiences of young women hospitalized for AMI (Acute Myocardial Infarction). Because WHHI believes that prevention is so important when it comes to heart disease, we are breaking down these five themes to...

August 9, 2015March 22, 2017by
Young Women and Heart Disease
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Young Women and Heart Disease

Although heart disease is less common in younger women, it is no less important to understand the disease, and your risk factors at a young age. In fact, you could say it is even more important to be aware at a younger age, because heart disease is largely preventable. This means that the things you...

June 7, 2015March 23, 2017by
Heart Disease in Women & Why Gender-Specific Research is Important
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Heart Disease in Women & Why Gender-Specific Research is Important

Cardiovascular disease has long been a leading cause of death in Canada, and for a long time, it was predominantly associated with older men. In the 1970s, with research and awareness on the rise, deaths due to cardiovascular disease began to decline for the total population. However, for women, the number of annual cardiovascular deaths...

May 20, 2015March 23, 2017by