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A sea of red ... (and chocolate)! During heart health month, 3 research projects that prove dark chocolate is the food of the Gods

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For the Howell Foundation, things couldn't have turned out better.  February 3rd was 'Go Red for Women Day', the Heart Health Month awareness campaign was once again reminding women about the risks of heart disease,  and we had invited Dr. Taub from UCSD to present her latest research on cardiovascular disease.  And she might just pretty well have given us the greatest tip of all: knowing that we can take care of our heart while making our lives a little more pleasurable with chocolate... dark chocolate!

Dr. Taub is a general cardiologist and believes that prevention is the new frontier in cardiology.  She is also is a huge believer in chocolate.  Her research focuses on the beneficial effects of dark chocolate and going back to basics; nutrition, controlling our cholesterol and managing our blood pressure -- which is simple, doesn't cost a lot of money, and requires little effort.

It is clear that the benefits of cacao are now recorded in history as perhaps one of t…

2017 here we come!

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2016 was a busy year for the Doris A. Howell Foundation; all focused on promoting the need for women's health research and the consequences of the lack of it has in women's health.

2017 wont be any different!  We are very excited about our outreach efforts, our growth and the wonderful research that is being done because of the kindness of our donors!

Click on the image, read about our efforts and join us in making sure we continue to keep the women we love healthy!

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About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:

The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.

The organization does so by funding scholarships to students researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers to convey ti…

During Heart Health Month, the 5 things you can do year-round to protect your health.

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We think and talk a lot about how symptoms of heart attacks differ in women, and that is a crucially important topic. As cholesterol medications become more widely used, atherosclerosis is predicted to decrease leading to a decrease in heart attacks. Furthermore, rapid emergency treatment of heart attacks means fewer heart attacks are fatal or debilitating.

On the other hand, we do not devote as much time to discussions of heart failure.  "Almost 6 million Americans are living with heart failure, a condition in which the heart is not able to pump enough blood to support the other organs of the body.  Heart failure appears to strike men to a greater extent than women, but it is still a serious consideration in women", comments Dr. Carole Banka, Associate Project Scientist in the Department of Medicine at UCSD School of Medicine

Did you know that:
More American women die of heart disease than of all forms of cancer combined? Most women do not know that heart disease is the #1 …