Heart disease

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Heart Disease in Women – Small Steps Can Lead to Big Strides in Health and Well-being

By Michael Clark, M.D. | February 13, 2018

Heart disease affects more than 6 million women annually and is the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Surprised? You’re not alone – one recent American Heart Association survey indicated that almost half of those surveyed, particularly younger women and those in racial and ethnic minorities were not fully aware of the risk represented by heart disease, particularly coronary artery heart disease.

Seven Heart Health Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

By Keith Bratz | February 7, 2017

I learned the hard way to take heart health personally. I’ve read all the literature and heard all the messages about heart health, just as you probably have, yet I never took heart health seriously until I had my own heart crisis. I’m blessed to be here to share my story, and I urge you not to ignore what I say today.

Go Red for Women: Heart Health and Financial Health Go Hand-in-Hand

By Margaret Walker | February 23, 2016

There is this myth that heart disease is a bigger problem for men than for women. The reality is that heart disease kills more women than men and is the cause of one out of every three female deaths in the U.S. Penn Mutual has been a major local supporter of the Go Red for Women initiative.

Women Are Taking Charge—of Both Their Physical and Financial Health

By Eileen C. McDonnell | May 19, 2015

For women, our financial health and our physical health are tied together more closely than you might think. Penn Mutual and Go Red For Women share a passion for empowering women to take charge of their physical and financial health.

Go Red for Women: My Journey with Heart Disease

By Krista Savino | February 24, 2015

I was born with a rare congenital heart defect called Ebstein’s Anomaly. Within 12 hours of being born with an enlarged heart, I was rushed to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where the doctors told my parents that I was unlikely to survive. I’m happy to be able to say, they were wrong!