Posts tagged heart disease

Her Times makes a healthy difference

   February 10, 2014 5:08 am    0

Thanks to everyone who e-mailed, called and messaged us after the last Her Times issue. What we learned: A reader from Corry told us she never had any symptoms of heart disease but attended a free screening for cholesterol and blood pressure. The cholesterol test led to more tests, and months later she had a stent…


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Wear red and get heart healthy — start this week

   February 3, 2014 6:26 am    0

If you checked out Her Times yesterday, you know that February is the month women need to check out matters of the heart — and that means more than romance. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in Erie County. Here are some events to check out — just a few hours of your…


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New ideas rise to lower high blood pressure

   November 21, 2013 7:56 am    0

NPR reported yesterday that 78 million people in the United States have high blood pressure. That’s an incredible number of people with potential health risks. The really bad news is that half of them do not have their blood pressure under control. But there’s hope. Dr. Alan Go of Kaiser Permanente, a health care insurer, led a program that…


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Whistle, exercise, standup while you work

   March 5, 2013 4:40 am    0

Thanks to Beth Zimmer, who shared a link on Linked In that discusses standing desks and walking stations rather than sitting on our butts at desks. Here’s the link to Andrew Seidman’s (, or @AndrewSeidman on Twitter) Philadelphia Inquirer story that discusses how GlaxoSmithKline employees are using standing work stations in Philadelphia. The article outlines how we are…


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Fashion Friday – wear red and try some bootie pies

   February 1, 2013 6:08 am    0

Remember, today is Wear Red Day — the American Heart Association reminds women to get checked for heart disease. UPMC Hamot has a full slate of events — click here. At, learn more.  And, here’s a thought to protect that pedicure! According to the website, Bootie Pies are cozy boots with a collapsible front flap that exposes the toes while getting a…


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Fashion Friday — ‘Wear Red Day’ on its way

   January 11, 2013 4:30 am    0

Plan now for your Feb. 1 wardrobe. It’s Wear Red Day — a day that promotes awareness of heart disease in men and women. The first Friday in February, established as Wear Red Day in 2003, added a special focus on women because heart disease still kills more women every year than all cancers combined. In Erie, thanks…


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