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Learn About Heart Disease and African American Women

Graphic of a black woman's silhouetteStress and Coping in African American Women With Chronic Heart Disease: A Cultural Cognitive Coping Model
http://tcn.sagepub.com/content/21/1/45.full.pdf

Racial/Ethnic and Age Differences in Women's Awareness of Heart disease
http://online.liebertpub.com.proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/jwh.2011.3428

Barriers to Blood Pressure Control as Reported by African American Patients
http://ckm.osu.edu/sitetool/sites/familymedicinepublic/documents/newsletters/ Barriers_to_Blood_Pressure_Conrol_JNMA.pdf

What You Need to Know About Heart Disease in Women and Preventative Actions You Can Take

Women's Heart Attack Symptoms
http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/heart/conditions/Pages/Conditions/WomensHeartHealth.aspx#symptoms

Women's Heart Disease Risk Factors
http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/heart/conditions/Pages/Conditions/WomensHeartHealth.aspx#risk

Women's Heart Facts
https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/heart-vascular/womens-heart-health#risk

The Million Hearts Initiative
This is a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Ohio State is supporting this effort with health screenings and education.
http://millionhearts.osu.edu/

Ohio State Center for Women’s Health

With women comprising more than half of our inpatient and outpatient populations, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has a dedicated women's health center to address women's health needs in a multidisciplinary environment. The OSU Center for Women's Health is the only multidisciplinary women's center in the city, offering coordinated care from experts in:

  • Primary Care
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gynecology

Stress Reduction

The OSU Center for Integrative Health and Wellness recently launched a new online training opportunity for all. “Mind-Body STREAM” offers 12 interactive modules for those who want to become more resilient in the face of stress. All modules are free to faculty, staff, and students. Visit the Mind-Body STREAM website, use your OSU email address for registration, and be sure to include your OSU affiliation to receive free access. For more information, contact: cihw@osumc.edu.

Women’s Health Physical Therapy at Wexner Medical Center

Many women are not aware that conservative treatment exists for common issues such as urinary leakage, pain with intercourse, pelvic pain, and constipation. These issues are commonly considered “normal,” but are often caused by weak or tight pelvic floor muscles, which are easily treated with physical therapy. If you think you might benefit from an evaluation by a Women’s Health physical therapist, please visit the Women’s Health Physical Therapy website or call at 614-293-4523.