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Health and Aging for Women Doctor Dialogue at Calvin College

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) In the month of May, we observe and celebrate women s health. If you re like most women, you re probably so busy taking care of everyone else, your own well-being and health tends to fall last. But you need to make your heart s health a priority, and encourage other women to do the same. We had Dr. Tom Boyden, cardiologist, Spectrum Health Medical Group in studio to discuss an upcoming lecture he s giving on women and heart health at the Health Aging for Women Doctor Dialogue on May 24 at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College .

Things you didn t know about heart disease

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.
  • Nearly two-thirds of the deaths from heart attacks in women occur among those who have no history of chest pain.
  • Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and yet heart disease and related risk factors are often missed in women.
  • Under age 50, women s heart attacks are twice as likely as men s to be fatal.
  • Symptoms of coronary artery disease and heart attack, for example, are often different in women than their male counterparts.
  • Heart attacks kill six times as many women as breast cancer.

How can we, as women, reduce our risk?

  • Healthy nutrition more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables
  • Lower cholesterol reduce intake of saturated and trans fats
  • Lower blood pressure reduce salt intake and get moving!
  • Increase physical activity be active every day
  • Weight management aim for a healthy weight
  • Reduce stress

Healthy Aging for Women Doctor Dialogue event

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