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Heart Stories

A Prescription for Vitamins O and R

Wouldn’t it be great if we could bottle optimism, as Vitamin O, and resilience, as Vitamin R, for daily doses? Whether you are recovering from…

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Living with Heart Failure, My Heart Story

When heart failure struck, I was dumbfounded. I never felt any pain. I was the picture of health. My father and uncle both died of…

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COVID-19:The Great Equalizer

COVID-19 will go down as many things in the history books. I watch the case numbers climb and the stock market numbers dive. But for…

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Heart Disease is Anything but Typical

darlene's WomenHeart PSA I am a six-time marathoner who was diagnosed with advanced heart failure while training for a race that should have been my…

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Champion Spotlight: Put Your Best Foot Forward

WomenHeart Champion Darlene Scott doesn’t let heart disease define her, she keeps moving forward; one foot in front of the other. And, this National Minority…

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Champion Spotlight: We Are Heart Sisters

“When I was accepted to attend the WomenHeart Science and Leadership Training, it was like winning the lottery,” says WomenHeart Champion Jody Knack. “WomenHeart is doing great work and more people…

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Champion Spotlight: Someone to Lean On

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting a WomenHeart Champion who is an integral part of our SisterMatch program. SisterMatch helps women connect one-on-one…

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This February, It’s Time to Have a #Heart4PCOS

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS are at risk for many potentially life-threatening conditions as a result of untreated PCOS, cardiovascular disease is one…

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Champion Spotlight: Empowering Women

While the heart disease facts and statistics are essential to Heart Month, there is, perhaps, nothing more powerful than the personal stories of women who…

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PTSD and Heart Disease: Caring for Mental Health

I am a heart disease patient, and I suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some of it stems from experiences of cardiac arrest and surgery,…

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