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Heart Smart for Women, Six S.T.E.P.S. in Six Weeks to Heart-Healthy Living equips women of all ages with a comprehensive program for heart-healthy living. This book is a call to action for women everywhere and the message is a positive one: Heart disease is preventable! Leading cardiologists, Drs. Jennifer Mieres and Stacey Rosen simplify complex medical content with clear illustrations, real patient stories, and a practical step by step approach to living your most heart healthy life. Good health is not a given. It is something we must work for by taking control of our lives and putting ourselves first. More than 90 percent of all women have one or more risk factors of heart disease, and more than 44 million women living in the United States - about a third of the female population - suffer from some form of it. However, every one has the opportunity to live well and conquer it. Heart Smart for Women offers a complete roadmap for women of all ages on their journey to heart-healthy living. It details the workings of the healthy heart and the diseased heart, and provides the necessary vocabulary for ensuring that women are equipped to have meaningful communication with their physicians. The book includes an assessment of personal risk factors, a clear, step by step program to begin or advance an exercise routine, ways to ensure that your kitchen and pantry are stocked with heart healthy foods, tips for dining at home and in restaurants and suggestions for how to form and maintain a true partnership with your doctor. Dr. Jennifer Mieres is a Professor of Cardiology and the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of the Center for Equity of Care of Northwell Health. She is a leading expert in the field of cardiovascular disease in women, and was an executive producer of the Emmy nominated documentary "A Woman's Heart." Dr. Stacey Rosen is a Professor of Cardiology and the Partners Council Professor of Women's Health at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and Vice President, Women's Health, of Northwell Health's Katz Institute for Women's Health. Drs. Mieres and Rosen each have over 25 years of medical experience in the field of cardiology, with a passion for educating and empowering women to be active participants and effective advocates for their health.