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Heart Disease in Women: What Every Woman Should Know

AbrahamsThe Hadassah Medical Center’s Linda Joy Pollin Cardiovascular Institute for Women, created with a $10 million grant from Psychotherapist Irene Pollin in memory of her daughter, Linda Joy, has already impacted the lives of hundreds of Arab and Israeli families. “Our mission,” explains Dr. Donna Zfat-Zwas, the Institute’s Director, is “to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease as a significant cause of death and illness in women throughout Israel.” Her goal is to reach both women and health care providers. “People in Israel think heart disease is a man’s disease,” she says. “Women don’t have the awareness they need.”

To meet this goal of raising awareness of heart disease in women, Hadassah chapters all across the US will be conducting educational programs throughout the year about heart health. Come join us for our own Boulder Heart Healthy Presentation on Thursday, November 21st at 7:00pm at the Boulder JCC, in conjunction with University of Colorado Hospital. Our presenter will be Barbara Abrahams, MD, FACC. With over 20 years in practice, Dr. Abrahams has a particular interest in clinical cardiology and non-invasive cardiac imaging, and founded a pioneering clinic for women with heart disease. Board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, she has authored many articles, including several concerning pharmacologic stress testing.

Come and learn how you can live a more heart healthy lifestyle! Suggested donation $10. Co-sponsored by The Maimonides Center, Boulder JCC.

About Shirley Gang

Longtime Boulder resident and active participant in Boulder Hadassah. Our chapter strives to bring our members and associates programming to create community, advocate for women's rights, promote health and well-being around the world, support Hadassah hospitals in Israel, and provide information on issues of concern.

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