Lundberg thanked everyone who was wearing red
either on purpose or by accident for supporting
the "Go Red For Women" day to spread the important
message about heart disease and its effect on
Lundberg noted that about 500,000 women died of
heart disease or related conditions each year,
about 100,000 more women than men.
In addition about 1 out of 3 women over the
age of 65 will have a heart attack or stroke and
about 10 times as many women will die of cardiac
related problems then will die of breast cancer.
Lundberg stated that risk factors for heart
disease include: Diabetes
(which increases heart disease by 400%);
sedentary lifestyle (less than 30 minutes of
exercise at least 6x's a week); and, Obesity.
Lundberg encouraged everyone to partake in a heart
healthy diet that included 7-10 servings of fruit
and vegetables a day, small amounts of meat and
total sodium under 2.3 grams per day as well as
getting regular exercise.
Heart Center for Women at St. Joseph's offers
screening services to evaluate a woman's risk of
heart disease and can help formulate an individual
plan for better heart health.
The screenings are relatively inexpensive
given the benefits for a healthy
Speaker Photo: Dr. Gina Price
behalf of the Speaker, the book: Healing
Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon
by Kathy E. Magliato M.D. and Renee Raudman
was donated to the DeKalb County Library
meeting was adjourned.
by Peggy Merriss
by Mark Burnette