Women's Heart Health

Being overweight increases your risk for heart attack and stroke. Atlantic Health System’s cardiovascular disease risk calculator can predict how likely it is you’ll develop a heart-related condition in the next 10 years based on your body mass index. You should know your height, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels before taking this test to get the most accurate results. Once you have the outcome, share it with your doctor, so you can discuss ways to improve your heart health. Take the cardiovascular disease risk assessment >




Women's Heart Health Programs and Screenings
Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

Know Your Numbers
Learn the meaning of the systolic and diastolic values of blood pressure and take a non-fasting blood sugar test that offers results in seconds. We’ll also discuss common risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, as well as how to reduce them and take control of your health.

 
  • Tuesday, December 3; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, December 4; Noon to 3:00pm
    Vito Gallo, 12 Chestnut Ave, Summit, NJ

     
  • Thursday, December 5; 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, NJ

     
  • Monday, December 9; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Garwood, 563 North Avenue East, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, December 10; 10:00am to 1:00pm
    Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, December 11; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Overlook Medical Center, 4th Floor Cafeteria

     
  • Thursday, December 12; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, December 17; 10:00am to Noon
    Maplewood City Hall, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ

     
  • Thursday, December 19; Noon to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Union, 2401D, US-22, Union, NJ 
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2842.

Chambers Center by PALM Health
Our state-of-the-art, personalized medicine clinic and wellness club offers a comprehensive range of medical, preventive care, mental health, fitness, nutrition, spa and therapeutic services designed to improve overall well-being. Learn more >


Women's Heart Health Articles
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AHA News: These Diets Helped Women With Diabetes Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Eating patterns similar to the Mediterranean diet and the blood pressure-lowering DASH may help older women with Type 2 diabetes ward off heart attacks, strokes and related problems, new research suggests.

Diabetes afflicts one-quarter of Americans 65 and older. An estimated 68% of these patients will die of heart disease, and 16% will die of stroke.

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