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Webinars and Videos on COVID-19 and Heart Disease

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Heart Disease and Diabetes: Understanding Disparities, Managing Risk and Learning to Thrive
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

This webinar highlighted the link between heart disease and diabetes and how that impacts women. Dr. Sonia Henry shared statistics about the prevalence of diabetes and heart disease, described disparities among different groups of women, and shared what women can do to manage the conditions and learn to thrive. She was joined by  WomenHeart Champion Melissa Castro who talked about managing the mental and emotional challenges that come with living with diabetes and heart disease, described what the prevalence of the conditions means for their communities, and shared advice on how to live a full, healthy life.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Women with Heart Disease Need to Know
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Cardiologist Dr. Karol Watson spoke about what women with heart disease need to know about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. She addressed key concerns and answered audience questions. WomenHeart Champions Adrienne Coleman and Maggie Teliska shared their experiences getting vaccinated.
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Cardiac Yoga
Date: Every Wednesday for Six Weeks, August 12 – September 16, 2020
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This gentle yoga and meditation class with Sonja Rzepski promotes healthy hearts and teaches practical ways to reduce stress through yoga, breathing and meditation. This class was developed with cardiologists and is practiced primarily in a chair, no previous experience needed. This class will take place over Zoom; participants are free to join with your camera on or off.

Understanding Health Disparities in Heart Disease in these Unsettling Times
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

This webinar featured Dr. Heather Johnson, a Preventive Cardiologist at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Baptist Health of South Florida, discussing health disparities in heart disease and social determinants of health as a contributing factor to these disparities.

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Eating Well: Embracing a Heart Healthy Diet
Date: Monday, June 15, 2020

This webinar focused on embracing a heart healthy diet. SAC member Dr. Eileen Hsich, certified health coach Lindsey Robertson and WomenHeart Champion Lori Wood spoke about how to balance your diet and prepare healthy meals at home, especially during this time of trying to limit our trips to grocery stores and restaurants. 

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Let’s Get Physical: Staying Active and Healthy
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

This webinar focused on the importance of physical activity for women living with heart disease, whether in their home or safely outdoors. A yoga instructor who teaches cardiac patients provided a mini yoga and meditation session and WomenHeart Champion Judy Jones inspired participants with her heart story and commitment to staying active by running and walking at home.

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Your State is Opening Up: Charting a New Normal for Women Living with Heart Disease
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

This webinar featured Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) member Dr. Annabelle Volgman and Lori Tremmel Freeman, CEO of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NAACHO). They shared the latest research on COVID-19 and heart disease, discussed what to expect as states start to re-open and addressed specific factors that women living with heart disease should consider as stay-at-home orders are lifted across the country.

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Mental Health and Wellness: Positive Psychology and Psychiatry in Uncertain Times
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

This webinar featured cardiac psychiatrist and WomenHeart Champion Dr. Hisla Bates. She discussed navigating mental health challenges during the time of physical isolation, how to use positive psychology and psychiatry in your daily life, and provided coping techniques to manage stress.

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Facebook Live on Heart Failure and COVID-19 with the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) 
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Featuring Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) member Dr. Alanna Morris, WomenHeart Champion Glenda Sexauer and moderated by AAHFN’s Ashley Moore Gibbs, panelists answered questions about how to manage heart failure during this time of COVID-19.

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Resource: FAQs on Heart Failure and COVID-19

Town Hall with CEO Celina Gorre and Dr. Rachel Bond: COVID-19 and Heart Disease 
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Learn about how WomenHeart is responding to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and hear from cardiologist and National Hospital Alliance member, Dr. Rachel Bond of Dignity Health-East Valley, about what COVID-19 is and its impact on patients with heart disease.

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