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Backstage with the Real Women

Last June I spent three days in Los Angeles being dressed up and made up and interviewed and photographed as one of the Go Red for Women Real Women. I took all these photos and then kept them under wraps for months as the release of the “Class of 2015″ was embargoed until late September. […]

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Keeping it real

Have I got a story to tell you. It’s one I couldn’t talk about for a while — embargoed they say in the PR business. But now it’s released and official and real: I am a 2015 Go Red for Women national spokesperson. One of the “Go Red for Women Real Women, Class of 2015.” […]

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Run for your life gear: Wear it to share it

A few days after my first heart attack my brother came to visit me and went with me on my of my doctor-prescribed walks. We talked about running and genetics and why this happened and what it all means, and he said something super eerie, but nonetheless true: “Well, all I can do is be […]

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Screens down, laces up: EmpowerMEnt Challenge Week 4

I think this is my favorite week of the challenge — encouraging exercise and activity for everyone in the family. American kids ages 8-18 spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using entertainment media including TV, computers, video games, cell phones and movies. That puts them at all sorts of risk — high blood […]

Women and Heart Disease

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Raise your voice

I like this new Go Red for Women video, because it is something we can … [Read More...]

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Your pregnancy and your future heart health

Did you know that high blood pressure during pregnancy is very highly … [Read More...]

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What 10 years can do

Go Red for Women celebrates its 10th birthday this year. In the 10 … [Read More...]

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Take the myHeart28 Challenge!

Welcome to American Heart Month! I am partnering with The Heart Truth, … [Read More...]

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How to Go Red in 2014

It's heart month time again! This year is my third American Heart … [Read More...]

Eating Heart Healthy

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White Bean Dip

I've been making this recipe for years. It is creamy, yummy, and … [Read More...]

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What to Make for Dinner

I haven't been posting much lately because I've been too busy cooking. … [Read More...]

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Fish Tacos

Assemble-your-own meals always mean everyone's happy and I'm … [Read More...]


No Substitutions

It's a rare recipe that turns out well when you substitute a low-fat … [Read More...]


Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

This complete meal recipe is a standout. It is easy, took just 45 … [Read More...]