What Aren’t You Telling Your Doctor?

“A Stethoscope Is Not A Mind Reading Device!” Most patients withhold vital information from their doctors according to a study recently released in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Even when people understand how important it is to share critical information about medications, lifestyle, and symptoms, most people in the study survey didn’t tell…

Are menopause and high cholesterol related?

This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Personal opinions and thoughts are my own. Is menopause a time women should pay special attention to cholesterol levels? As a heart attack survivor, I’m dedicated to keeping my risk of another heart attack as low as possible. I recently visited with a brilliant and well-respected…

Should Pregnant Women Worry About Heart Attacks?

A new study shows heart attacks in pregnant women are on the rise. The good news in a new study by the New York University School of Medicine showing more pregnant women are having heart attacks is that data is being collected about heart disease in women.  If we can clearly define the problem, a…

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease

Why Treat High Cholesterol? To Prevent a Dangerous Problem

This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Personal opinions and thoughts are my own. When Take Cholesterol to Heart spokesperson Howie Mandel was diagnosed with high cholesterol in his 30s, he was prescribed a statin medication and eventually stopped taking it without speaking to his doctor due to the fear of potential side…

How does cholesterol affect the heart?

Conn TV Interviews Heart Health Expert Eliz Greene Eliz shares lessons on why it is important to talk with your doctor about the options for controlling cholesterol as part of the Take Cholesterol To Heart campaign. Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. and should not be construed to constitute medical advice.…

How To Talk To Your Doctor: Statins, Side Effects, and Heart Attacks

This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Personal opinions and thoughts are my own. As a heart attack survivor, a good relationship with my doctors has been very important. Over the years I’ve had challenges with medication side effects, worried about interactions with other medications, and had other frank conversations about what it…

How Does Cholesterol Medication Work? Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease

This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Personal opinions and thoughts are my own. More than 100 million Americans have high cholesterol and are at high risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Statins are prescription treatments that are proven to be effective in lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk…

Stress Management and Atrial Fibrillation

Eliz presented a stress management program for patients with Atrial Fibrillation at the Get In Rhythm. Stay In Rhythm Conference. She shared strategies to protect yourself from stress during periods or high stress, crisis, or in the case of Afib, chronic uncertainty. The program is based on her research on job stress.

The Trouble With Busy at Twin Cities Go Red

Join Women’s Wellness Speaker for Go Red For Women in Minneapolis! Twin Cities Go Red Lunch and Learn January 13, 2017 Minneapolis Convention Center 9:30 am – Registration, exhibits, health screenings, demonstrations and silent auction 11:30 am – Lunch & Learn program featuring Keynote Speaker Eliz Greene – learn about the real causes of job…