Just a little heart attack

Before leaving to attend this week’s Association of Health Care Journalists conference, I wanted to share a video from the Go Red for Women campaign.

With no disrespect to the men out there,   women are under enormous stress — juggling career, family, perhaps school or volunteer work too. Our culture expects us, as Sheryl Sandberg said, to Lean In, and just work harder  to get ahead.

Unfortunately most of us don’t have her financial resources at our disposal. So we figure out how to manage, somehow. The thing is, stress has a major impact on our health, including our hearts — and we may not even realize it.

As this video from the Go Red campaign shows,  the warning signs can be powerful.

Take a few minutes each day to de-stress. I’m off to find out how to sharpen my skills as a health journalist.

 

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