Washington, DC Throughout February, the Society for Womens Health Research News Service will provide news and additional resources for editors interested in covering women and heart disease in conjunction with Heart Month. The Womens Health Research News Service specializes in womens health issues and the latest research findings on sex differences in health. The material is available at http://www.womens-health.org/newsservice.html and via weekly e-mail by contacting SarahG@womens-health.org.
It is important that media coverage of health issues routinely incorporates how women and men may be affected differently, said Phyllis Greenberger, MSW, president of the Society for Womens Health Research. Our pulse is on the latest research findings on sex differences, and we are excited about partnering with news organizations to provide readers with valuable information that can be hard to find, continued Greenberger.
The four news releases to be distributed in February will cover the following topics:
February 7: The important role of the Framingham study in understanding women and heart disease.
February 14: The heart disease/diabetes connection for women.
February 21: Sex differences in referrals for interventions such as catheterization and electrocardiogram.
February 28: Sex differences in mortality rates post-heart attack.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for U.S. women, yet most women do not realize they are vulnerable, noted Nanette K. Wenger, M.D., professor of medicine, cardiology division, Emory University School of Medicine. Women and their treating physicians must appreciate the importance of instituting and maintaining preventiv
Contact: Sarah Gevers
Society for Women's Health Research