• Cardiovascular

    Mayo Clinic Radio: Pregnancy, menopause and heart health

a diverse group of women representing women's healthAlthough heart disease often may be thought of as a problem for men, heart disease is the most common cause of death for both women and men in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association. And certain times in a woman’s life, such as pregnancy and menopause, pose unique risks to the heart. Fortunately, women can take steps to understand and reduce their risk of heart disease.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss women’s heart health through the life span. Also on the program, Dr. Bret Petersen, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, will explain gallbladder disease. And Dr. Jean Fox, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, will offer tips for preventing the common problem of constipation.

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Mayo Clinic Radio produces a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic.