South Asians are Twice as Likely to Die from Heart Disease?

Be sure to tune in tonight, Wednesday, February 15 on CBS-5 in San Francisco at 7:20 pm, just before Judge Judy, where I'll be talking about heart health....more

Go Red for Wear Red Day and Help Raise Heart Disease Awareness

In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association is kicking off American Heart Month with National Wear Red Day. Since its inception in 2002, the red dress has become a symbol of heart disease awareness among women, and through Wear Red Day, participants continue to spread awareness, reminding themselves and those in their lives that heart disease doesn't care who you are or what you wear: it is still very much the number one killer of women. ...more

National Wear Red Day

Today is National Wear Red Day.  Heart disease is the number one killer of women in this country.  Because the disease presents differently in women than men, it often goes unrecognized and untreated.  Take some time to familiarize yourself with some of the indicators.1.  Unconventional symptoms such as fatigue, malaise, shortness of breath, nausea, and depression.2.  First heart attack around age 70 with a higher fatality rate than indicated in men....more
Oh! I forgot it was Wear Red day. Hmmm I'll try to remember to put on something red when I get ...more

Heart Disease: Not Just a Man's Disease

It’s February, and while that means valentines and chocolates and birthdays, let’s not forget that it’s American Heart Month.Did you know that you’re more likely to get heart disease than cancer in your lifetime? It’s true. One out of 4 women will eventually die of heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death among all women....more
@theprofhypo And that's the truth! :)more

Gluten-Free Blues and Vitamin D

So school is in full swing! I'm busily reading, taking notes and doing tons of homework. I forgot how hard it is to be in school and it sure doesn't get any easier the older you get. I know, I know...I'm not that old. Tell that to my body. The last few months I have been so fatigued I started to wonder if there was something wrong with me...AGAIN. I'm not a hypochondriac by any means. Matter of fact, I'm more likely to NOT go to the doctor's office if I can help it....more

Heart to Heart

I’m having a bad day. I had a bad day yesterday, and the day before. I am feeling off my game. And I don’t like it.I spent yesterday afternoon in a cardiologist’s office. For once, it wasn’t for my father, but for me. Daddy has had a couple of sets of stents placed in the grafted veins of his heart. The first round was in January, and again in April. He is fine now and is feeling much better, but the effects of sitting in the cardiac unit of a hospital have shaken me up....Continue...more


It is not a disease; it’s a condition. So says my fantastic doctor, Dr....more

(INTERVIEW) Carolyn Thomas: Are Women Left Behind in Heart Disease Research?

Did you know that more women die from heart disease than men in our country? It's true. I contacted Carolyn Thomas of Heart Sistersto ask her if I could get her thoughts on this latest report for BlogHer, and she was kind enough to agree. Carolyn writes about women and heart disease from a very unique perspective: She is a Mayo Clinic-trained heart attack survivor. ...more
Carolyn, great interview!  There is a gender gap in research funding for research on women and ...more

Today is National Wear Red Day!

Today is National Wear Red Day! You may be asking yourself, what does that mean? Well, National Wear Red Day occurs annually on the first Friday in February. It is an initiative of the American Heart Association to raise awareness about the risk of heart disease among women. ...more

That is so wonderful! I love hearing that groups of women got together and made a ...more

Flax Seed Versus Fish Oil

The health benefits of incorporating Omega-3 fatty acids into our diet is nothing new.  We have learned from other cultures that these fats are healthy.  Some of these cultures such as the Inuit in Greenland eat as much as 40% of their diets in fat.  However, these people have low rates of diabetes, heart disease&n...more