The Women’s Concise Guide to a Healthier Heart


Winner of a 1998 National Health Information Award in the book category of health, promotion/disease and injury prevention information. This award is presented by the Health Information Resource Center to recognize the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials.

Traditionally, men, specifically white man, have been the subjects and/or targets of medical and pharmaceutical studies related to the heart. Those professions are finally realizing that heart problems and treatments may need to be different for women and African Americans. The Women’s Concise Guide to a Healthier Hearts explains in plain English these differences and their significance for diagnosis and treatment. As heart disease is the number one killer of women in this country, this book could definitely be one of those ‘affairs to remember’.”

Pat Schubert North Port Sun Herald

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in this country. Every year half a million American women die of heart problems–and another 2.5 million are hospitalized for heart disease. This book brings the risks and realities of cardiovascular disease for women into clear focus. It considers questions of cholesterol and diabetes, stress and depression, diet and smoking, as well as diagnostic procedures and surgeries.  Helpfully illustrated and easy to use, clear and comprehensive on every heart problem and related symptom and behavior, this book is the best resource for any woman wishing to understand the health and workings of her heart.”