February 2001
Two Women; Two Hearts; Two Stories: One Message
Feature Story
Their stories are different, but their message is the same: heart disease is the number one threat to a woman's health. And taking care of yourself doesn't end with the surgery or angioplasty. It goes on for the rest of your longer, healthier life!
In this issue...
After a major cardiac event such as a heart attack or open-heart surgery, you can’t just continue with life as usual. Marge Connery and Juliette Pittman know that. They needed to make permanent, major lifestyle changes in order to keep their hearts healthy...

Everything you ever wanted to know about preventing and treating heart disease will be at your fingertips when you click on the Heart Institute link at www.bridgeporthospital.com.

On Valentine’s Day, you can make your sweetie’s heart beat stronger with two simple, heartfelt gifts...

My daughter has asthma. I’ve heard that asthma attacks can be brought on by things like animals and dust. What should I do to keep my house free of asthma triggers like these?

Darian Veerman, RN, The Pediatric Asthma Center at Bridgeport Hospital, responds...


You love having your mother live with your family—but as she gets frailer and more forgetful, and as your family gets busier,you’re starting to worry about her being home alone during the day. You think she could benefit from a structured routine with stimulating activities, nourishing meals, and plenty of engaging companionship—but your mom (or perhaps it’s your dad) really doesn’t need the full-time skilled care of a nursing home. What’s the solution?