Women's Heart Health

Calcifications in the coronary arteries could be an early sign of heart disease, but there’s a simple, minimally invasive test that can determine your risk. Available at Overlook Medical Center, coronary artery calcium scans are fast and require no blood draws or intravenous (IV) contrast. To schedule this test, call 908-522-2065 or read more about identifying your heart disease risks >





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. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Your Health Matters Lecture Series: What Should I Eat for Heart Health?
Take a tour of a Whole Foods store while having all of your questions answered by a cardiologist.
Saturday, April 14; 10:00 to 11:30am
Whole Foods, 319 Chimney Rock Road, Bridgewater, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Know Your Numbers
Have your blood pressure measured and learn your risk for Type 2 diabetes with a non-fasting finger stick that gives immediate results. Counseling and educational materials will be provided; registration is required.
 
Tuesday, May 8; 9:00 to 11:00am
Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
 
Wednesday, May 9; 10:00am to 1:00pm
Bauer Community Center, 100 Main Street, Milburn, NJ
 
Thursday, May 10; 10:00 to Noon
Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martin Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 
 
Tuesday, May 15; 10:00 to Noon
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
 
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580. 

Chambers Center for Well Being
The Chambers Center for Well Being can help you develop a personal plan for a healthier lifestyle. Through lectures, classes and therapeutic services, we’ll show you how stress management, proper dietary balance and increased exercise can improve your overall well-being – mind, body and spirit. View a full list of classes, services and related fees or call 908-598-7997.


Women's Heart Health Articles
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Women's Heart Health

Heart disease used to be thought of as a man's issue, but women are unfortunately catching up.

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Women's Heart Health

Women don't need to have blocked arteries to experience a heart attack, a new study points out.

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Women's Heart Health

Excess belly weight -- a so-called apple shape -- raises a woman's risk for heart attack even more than overall obesity, researchers report.

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Women's Heart Health

Stroke affects more women than men in the United States. And a new study pinpoints stroke risk factors unique to females.

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Women's Heart Health

Many women who develop severe pre-eclampsia during pregnancy have undetected high blood pressure in the year after they give birth, a Dutch study contends.

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