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Message from the President


   I can’t think of this month February, without thinking of Women’s Heart Health Month. That is the theme of my message for you today. I know you have heard it before, but it is worth repeating:  More women die from heart disease than all cancers combined!! Cardiovascular disease kills more women than men in the U.S., and women present symptoms differently than men. 42% of women who have heart attacks die within one year (vs. 24% for men).1 in 3 women over age 20 has some form of cardiovascular disease. A woman is 10 times more likely to die of a heart attack than breast cancer. I hope all of you are going into see your doctor on a regular basis. When I go for my check-up the nurse also performs an EKG and checks my blood pressure. Know your numbers. High Blood pressure is called the silent killer because many walk around with it and have no symptoms until they experience a heart attack or stroke! High Blood pressure can be controlled by taking medication on a daily basis. It you take medication and experience any side effects then you need to check back with your healthcare professional as there are many combinations they can try on you without experiencing any adverse side effects.
      Hadassah Impacts Women in the U.S. Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program™ educates women about risks, prevention and detection of heart disease, the #1 cause of death among women in the U.S. and worldwide. We have joined Sister to Sister, the women’s heart health foundation. You can sign up for Smart for the Heart, a free online cardiac risk assessment and personalized wellness tool at www.smartfortheheart.org
      Hadassah Impacts Women in Israel with our Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) Heart Institute dedicated to the study of heart disease. At HMO, they are committed to preventing, diagnosing, treating, and continuing the research that could one day eradicate heart disease. For decades, HMO has been at the forefront of innovative heart research in the Middle East. The Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Institute at HMO’s Heart Institute is dedicated to promoting heart health in women and addresses the needs of underserved communities
      So use Hadasssah tools and resources to help you live a heart healthy life – For more information go to Hadassah.org and support Hadassah’s Heart Health Program and cardiac research in Israel. Choose Your Impact: Cardiology 

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