Womens heart health is a subject that should be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, but for some reason not too many people seem to be talking about it. Unlike other womens issues that have people mobilized and raising awareness, when it comes to the heart there doesn’t seem to be too many people championing the cause. It seems as though I can’t drive anywhere without seeing a car with a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon magnet attached to it, but where are the magnets for heart problems.You’d think that there would be tons of soccer moms concerned with womens heart health, especially given the fact that heart disease is the number one cause of death today for American women. I’m constantly hearing about how men die of heart attacks, but more women than men die every year in the United States of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, 23 percent of women over the age of 40 who have heart attacks die within a year. When you compare that to the 18 percent of their male counterparts, it’s hard to understand why this isn’t more of a women’s issue. Where are all of the specials on Oprah? Where are the races for cures?Even scarier, 64 percent of women who have heart attacks and die suddenly have had no previous symptoms. It’s truly a silent killer, striking otherwise healthy people when they least expect it. Also, after the age of 40 the lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease is more than 50 percent in women. The worst part is that diagnostic tests and procedures that work well for men don’t work as well in women. This is particularly true of ECG tests, which is also known as the exercise stress test. All in all, more people need to be aware of womens heart health.
If you are getting married, or know someone who is getting married, you will want to look into wedding jewelry and accessories before the wedding so you will have an idea of what to wear. It is always hard to put together an outfit at the last minute, and even accessories can be purchased last minute, but it is good to have some sort of idea of what you are looking for beforehand.If you are the lucky bride to be, you have so many options of what sort of accessories to wear. Maybe you are more of the simple type and want to keep your jewelry and accessories as basic as possible. But then again, maybe you are into big, glamorous, gaudy looking pieces. If you are more interested in a simple sort of style, you may want to think about stud earrings, maybe even stud diamonds or pearls. You can even wear a simple diamond or pearl bracelet and necklace. You probably already got an engagement ring at this point, so that counts as an accessory item too. If you are more into the big, gaudy jewelry pieces, you may want to look into fashion jewelry. Fashion jewelry can be found at many stores including Marshalls, Ross, and even Nordstroms. You can find gold, silver, and diamond pieces. Maybe you want a chandelier style earring and necklace set.Some brides are into hair pieces, and others are not. You can find some really beautiful jewel pieces to stick into your hair, or your hairdresser may even provide you with these the day of the wedding when she does your hair. There are beautiful studded clips, barrettes, and pearl pieces that can be clipped into your hair. You may want to consider putting in extensions for the wedding, or you may just want to show off your natural hair.A bridesmaid wants to look elegant but also not take away the spotlight from the bride. So, you may want to play down your accessories a bit so you can let the bride show off hers. You may want to stick with a simple necklace with one pearl, or a simple diamond necklace. Bridesmaids can also put precious gems and studs in their hair.Other wedding accessories include shoes and purses. The bride will most likely wear a pair of white heels, possibly even made out of satin material. Bridesmaids will probably match their shoe to their dress color, which was probably already picked out ahead of time for them. The bride will also probably have a little white hand bag to go with her white dress, and the bridesmaids will probably wear handbags to match the colors of their dresses.Shopping for wedding accessories can be a big deal, so you want to make sure you pick out something classy that reflects your style. However, if you are the bridesmaid, your choices may be a little limited if you have a gown that was already picked out for you.