As part of our partnership with Mom Central Canada, I get sent items from time to time to review and share with you. At the end of February I received a copy of "Saving Women's Hearts" a book written by women for women to raise awareness of heart disease in women. One of the authors is a cardiologist specializing in cardiology for women and the other is a pharmacist and fitness instructor, dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle.
So why this book? Why is it important? Heart disease is the number one killer of women in North America. It is also one of the least researched and published areas in medicine. Kinda scary in this day and age isn't it? Did you know that heart disease presents differently in women than in men? But until the 1990's most of the studies in heart disease were focused solely on men. So what you know about heart attacks most likely describe a male heart attack, not a female one.
The authors include a quiz on heart health at the beginning of the book. I was shocked and embarrassed about how little I actually know. Fortunately this book is written in language that is easy to follow and understand. Being a busy mom, I was worried about getting bogged down in some sort of scientific text. This wasn't the case. I could pick this one up and down as time permitted to gain a little bit more knowledge in this area. This is a great book for any woman to have on her shelf.
Thanks to Mom Central we are giving away a copy of this book to one of our readers! To enter, leave a comment telling why you would like to have a copy of this fabulous book. Please leave your email address as well so I can contact you if your name is drawn. The contest closes on Wednesday, March 9, 2011.
Disclosure - I am participating in the Saving Women’s Hearts program by Mom Central on behalf of Wiley Publishing. I received a copy of the book to review and gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.
*Because I feel this book is so important, I am running this contest concurrently on my book blog site http://bookwormkristen.blogspot.com - One winner will be drawn between the 2 sites.