As the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) continues to rise globally, public health agencies have increased their efforts to find scalable, feasible, and effective interventions to prevent their onset. In the United States alone, over 117 million adults suffer from one or more NCDs.
It’s February - heart month – to me, a female cardiologist, it is a reminder of the work we have left to do. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for both men and women in the US, it kills more every year than all cancers combined.
Here’s the thing about heart disease: It’s sneaky. Forget the Hollywood depiction of a heart attack—the dramatic clutching of the chest and woozy stumble. For women, especially, the signs can be all too easy to overlook, including indigestion, dizziness and fatigue (and who isn’t tired?).
Recently, I have had the chance to attend the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Conference in La Quinta, California, and be the opening speaker at the
2014 Health Matters Conference Announces Expanded Efforts to Improve Health & Well-Being in the United StatesFeb 6, 2014
In November 2012, we launched the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) with the goal of closing health disparity and inequity gaps across the country by creating partnerships of great purpose.