Barbra Streisand has written an Op-Ed in USA Today on heart health equity for women.
“Some sobering numbers are worth considering: Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of nearly 400,000 women each year. One in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke, whereas one in 32 women die of breast cancer. Sadly, but a point that should give us great hope, about 80% of heart disease and stroke in women is preventable or manageable.
“I’ve come to Washington this week to implore lawmakers and those who allocate funding to meet this moment with urgency and action. A quarter-century after a bipartisan group of legislators wisely recognized and acted upon a significant gender gap in research, inequity is still pervasive. I’ve been working for years on women’s heart health, specifically, because the need is so great. Only a movement can shake us from this slumber.”
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