Women's Heart Health

Finding new ways to eat healthy doesn’t have to be a tough nut to crack. Just grab yourself a handful of walnuts, almonds or pistachios and you’ll be well on your way to improving your heart. Over time, these snacks can help lower cholesterol, reduce the buildup of plaque in the arteries and prevent blood clots. Try eating nuts a few times a week to reap the greatest nutritional benefit. For other heart-healthy foods, check out the latest issue of AtlanticView >




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.

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, July 10; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
 
Wednesday, July 11; 10:30am to 12:30pm
Warrenbrook Senior Center, 500 Warrenbrook Senior Center, Warren
 
Thursday, July 12; 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Shoprite of Union, 2401D US Highway 22 W, Union, NJ
 
Tuesday, July 17;10:00am to Noon
Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
 
Thursday, July 19; 10:00am to 12:00pm
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
 
Tuesday, July 24; 2:00 to 5:00pm
Maplewood Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ
 
Tuesday, July 31; 1:00 to 3:00pm
North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ
 
Wednesday, August 1; 2:00 to 5:00pm
Maplewood Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ
 
Tuesday, August 7; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Shoprite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ
 
Thursday, August 9; 5:00 to 7:00pm
Shoprite of Union, 2401D US Highway 22 W, Union, 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

Many teens and young adults in the United States -- particularly women and girls -- are physically inactive, a new study reveals.

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Women's Heart Health

Obese women who have been healthy for decades may still be on the path to heart problems, a new study suggests.

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Women's Heart Health

Air pollution coupled with colder temperatures may deliver a double whammy to women's hearts, making them more prone to sudden cardiac death, a new study suggests.

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Women's Heart Health

Women who survive a heart attack are less likely than men to receive cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that can reduce the risk of another heart attack or stroke, a new study finds.

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Women's Heart Health

Certain drugs prescribed to treat high blood pressure may boost a woman's risk for developing pancreatic cancer after menopause, new research suggests.

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