February 23, 2021

Women

How heart attack symptoms differ in men and women

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., but only half of women recognize it as their top killer.

Bon Secours S. Francis Registered Nurse Meredith Thackston said many of her patients know heart attack symptoms that are typically seen in men, but that women often have very different symptoms and many don’t know what they are.

“Your classic symptoms are ‘there’s an elephant sitting on my chest and I can’t breathe,” she said. “Some people just have back

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Rush Limbaugh called feminists feminazis. Women learned not to care what he thought.

To Limbaugh, this made Fluke a “feminazi.” That moniker was his calling card — and, to the extent that it was used to short-circuit any real discussion of feminism in millions of American households, it is now part of his legacy.

The man died on Wednesday at the age of 70, leaving behind an army of listeners, thousands of hours of content, and a diabolical eight-letter portmanteau.

“Feminazi” took the concept of women’s rights, and the concept of the most murderous, evil political philosophy of the 20th century, and lashed them together. It put advocating for gender equality on the

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‘Promising Young Woman,’ Covid and the women giving up alcohol to fight the patriarchy

Is alcohol having a #MeToo moment?

Director Emerald Fennell’s debut feature, “A Promising Young Woman,” centers on medical school-dropout Cassie, played by Carey Mulligan, as she takes revenge on men who prey on inebriated women at bars. Flipping the script on our often alcohol-fueled rape culture, Cassie pretends to be plastered on her nightly missions to see how many “nice guys” try to take advantage of her. A disturbingly high number do. One by one, they receive her dead-sober message: You made a really bad call, bro.

A growing list of authors, bloggers, groups and celebrities are promoting as

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How Heart Disease Differs for Women


This is just one of several recent findings — with more included below — that shed light on sex-related differences in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

Younger women are at greater risk of death

Women have fewer heart attacks than men, but they tend to fare worse during them. To find out why, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, examined hospital data on nearly 7 million heart attack patients. In a study published in January in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, they showed that women who are hospitalized with a heart attack are less likely than men to

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Nolan: Do women have equal voice in virtual finance conversations?

By Allison Nolan

The new social media platform Clubhouse has been making waves in recent weeks. Some industry experts are saying it might be the next major social media platform. So, I was eager to accept my invitation to join and see what all the fuss is about.

This is an audio-only app where users can join chat rooms to listen or participate in the conversation by raising their hand and being invited by the moderator(s) to speak. It is exciting to join this platform in the early stages and listen to, and even ask questions of, some incredibly knowledgeable

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Kyokuhaire hopes to help women activate their power

By Bradford Kamuntu

Just The Way You Are Girl is a manual for young girls and women who want to learn and unlearn habits, tools and attitudes learned from society that are harmful to their lives. 

Grace Nyamahunge Kyokuhaire’s mission to help women untether themselves brings forth an offering that is fresh and empowering.  She shares generously candid information about her life experiences with truth, wisdom and wit while reassuring the reader that they too can change. 

The psychologist and relationship coach refers to herself as a “recovering good girl” who out of dating laziness ended up in a polygamous

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Go Red for Women Day kicks off American Heart Month

Feb. 5th is the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Day, which kicks off the start of American Heart Month. The goals are to raise awareness and save lives

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The color red symbolizes love, life and for the month of February, it represents heart health.

Friday, February 5th is the American Heart Association’s annual “Go Red For Women Day.” Launched in 2004, it is the AHA’s signature women’s initiative and the official kick off of American Heart Month.

“We are hoping that we will get women’s attention,” says Kellie Norton, with regional director with Blue

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Women now outnumber men in med school. And studies show that’s good for patients.

When Dr. Angela Nunnery started her career, she was the only African-American woman physician on staff at Kingwood Medical Center, now known as HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood.

She was also the only African-American woman practicing medicine in Kingwood. But that was 30 years ago, and the present and future for women physicians in the U.S. is bright, Nunnery said.

“When you look at my medical school graduating class picture in 1985 and then what it looks like now — it’s amazing, outstanding,

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