The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women
TO LEARN MORE
To find out more about preventing and controlling heart disease, contact the following information sources:
NHLBI Health Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Provides information on the prevention and treatment of heart disease and offers publications on heart disease and heart health.
Also, check out these NHLBI heart health Web sites and Web pages:
- NHLBI Web site: www.nhlbi.nih.gov
- Diseases and Conditions A-Z Index: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/index.html
- The Heart Truth: A National Awareness Campaign for Women About Heart Disease:www.hearttruth.gov
- NHLBI "Your Guide To Better Health" Series:
- "Your Guide to a Healthy Heart"
- "Your Guide to Living Well With Heart Disease"
- "Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH"
- "Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol With TLC"
- "Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart"
- "Your Guide to Healthy Sleep"
- "Keep the Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes from the NHLBI":
Interactive Web Pages
- Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure:
- Live Healthier, Live Longer (on lowering elevated blood cholesterol):
- High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need To Know:
- Aim for a Healthy Weight:
- Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs:
- We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition):
- Stay in Circulation: Take Steps to Learn About P.A.D.:
- National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse:
- Help for Quitting Smoking:
- American Heart Association:
- Heart Healthy Women:
- National Women's Health Information Center, Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
- WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease:
- For still more information on heart health, see MedlinePlus:
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Written by: Marian Sandmaier
NIH Publication No. 07-2720
Originally printed 1987
Previously revised 1992, 1997, 2003, 2005
Revised March 2007
Last Updated: February 29, 2012