SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Feb 2, 2012) - In honor of American Heart Month and in an effort to educate women about heart disease, EmpowHER, an award-winning social health company for women, is offering a free online Heart Health resource center. Women of all ages can visit the page to gain vital knowledge about the latest in heart disease information including symptoms, treatment and prevention, and can easily connect with other women for support and advice.
Heart disease is the number one killer of American women each year, and according to Heart.org, more women die of cardiovascular disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. More than 42.7 million American women suffer from heart disease, with at least 419,000 dying from the disease each year, according to the American Heart Association. However, in light of these startling statistics, it is important to note that many of the factors that put women at higher risk are preventable and treatable. These include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, obesity, the presence of the low good cholesterol or high bad cholesterol, and high triglycerides.
Through EmpowHER's Heart Health resource center, women can find the information they need to increase cardiovascular health, along with ways to manage stress and improve diet -- thus reducing risk of this disease.
Content on EmpowHER's Heart Health resource center includes:
Dr. Moore Discusses the Heritability of Heart Health
A Closer Look at Common Types of Heart Disease in Women
Five Heart Resolutions for 2012
"Heart disease awareness extends beyond simply wearing a bright red-colored shirt to support the cause," says Michelle King Robson, Founder, Chair and CEO of EmpowHER Media. "It's time to turn awareness into action and learn more about what you can do to take better care of your heart and yourself. Everyone is busy and with a seemingly endless list of priorities competing for your time; however, it's important to understand that as women, we must take time from our day, every day, to take care of ourselves. To assist in this task, EmpowHER has launched our new Heart Health resource center, where women can equip themselves with the knowledge they need to stay resilient against heart disease and keep their hearts beating strong and steady for years to come."
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About EmpowHER Media
EmpowHER Media is an award-winning, HON-certified, social health company for women. The Company's flagship -- EmpowHER.com -- is the third most visited women's health and wellness destination on the Web (comScore Media Metrix). As the online home for female health consumers, EmpowHER.com offers a unique value proposition of a peer health community and premium, original women's health and wellness content. Health care professionals, brands and agency professionals rely on EmpowHER Media for reaching the most influential health and wellness buyer on the Internet -- women. EmpowHER reached more than 60 million women onsite and through syndication in 2011, and expects to reach more than 250 million in 2012.