HEART for Women Act Passes House

Good news! The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelminlgly to pass the HEART for Women Act. Now on to the Senate!! Four members of Wisconsin’s delegation to the U.S. House have co-sponsored the legislation, including: Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison; Ron Kind, D-LaCrosse; Steve Kagen, D-Appleton; and Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee. The Heart for Women Act takes a…

Is Bacon Better For You Than Fish?

News stories suggest eating bacon, hamburgers, and doughnuts may be more heart-healthy than eating tilapia. Let’s clear up the confusion about America’s most popular fish. Should you eat bacon instead of fish? Of course not! Yet, recent articles have suggested bacon and other fatty foods may be better choices than farmed tilapia because of a…

Help Us Make A Difference

Celebrate Heart Month with a donation in honor of someone you love to the American Heart Association. Our family is participating in Jump Rope for Heart at the girls’ school.  Grace and Callie say it best… The American Heart Association makes a difference everyday in the fight against heart disease.  You may have noticed changes…

Mmm..Mmm…Good, Campbells Goes Red!

What a great combination — Good food and a good cause! Campbells is putting it’s heart and soul into helping women lead healthier lives. As part of their mission to nourish people’s lives everywhere, every day, Campbell continues to offer a growing variety of heart-healthy products. In addition, They’ve pledged $1.8 million over 3 years…

Wear Red Day!

Happy National Wear Red Day! As we officially kick off Heart Month, I hope you remembered to wear red and ask the women you cherish to take care of their hearts. Many cities and landmarks, including the Washington Monument and Niagra Falls, are going red as well.  Check out these photos. Make February a heart…

Congratulations American Heart Association

Woo Hoo American Heart Association! The AHA’s mission to reduce cardiovascular deaths by 25% by the year 2010 seemed huge. But this week the AHA announced they DID IT! Deaths due to heart attacks and stroke have been steadily decreasing since 1999 — Great News! Much of the decline is due to quicker diagnosis and…

Girl Scouts Go Red!

Talk about Community Impact! Check out the Go Red Girl Scouts Patch Program developed by the UW Health Heart and Vascular Care and the American Heart Association! As a Girl Scout leader, I can’t wait to participate in the program which seeks to bring Girl Scouts and the women they love together to raise awareness…

Your Heart Yearns for Information

Don’t live in the dark! Find the truth about your personal heart disease risk by knowing your numbers — it is easy! Take charge of your health this year by getting a good picture of your current health.  Knowing your numbers: Take the Go Red Heart CheckUp and feel great in 2008! Share your thoughts…

Your Heart Yearns to Breathe Free

Smoking is bad for you. Quitting is good for you. However, did you know how good? According to an article in the latest Heart Insight Magazine the benefits from quitting start the day you stop! The day you quit your circulation improves and your blood pressure and heart rate begins to drop — Results right…