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Published on February 8th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby


Live Session: Star Jones Discusses Heart Health and Wants Women to “Know Your Numbers”

Star Jones Encourages Women to “Know Your Numbers”

Attorney, Author, and TV Personality Shares Her Story & Why She Wants Women to Go Red with a Free Heart Health Screening This Valentine’s Day!

 We know her from her years on television discussing the “hot topics” of the day and unpacking the legal issues in the headlines. We also watched her transform by losing more than 150 pounds and keeping it off only to eventually tackle heart disease, too. Jones underwent open-heart surgery in 2010, and as American Heart Association National Volunteer, her story includes a vital message for women regarding heart health. It’s a message she’s eager to share during American Heart Month.

Star Jones (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Woman)

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, yet most women don’t know their personal health numbers that are critical to determining one’s risk.

This Valentine’s Day and every Thursday in February, a national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, CVS is offering no-cost heart screenings in MinuteClinic locations nationwide!

Attorney, author, and television personality, Star Jones, and American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women cardiovascular disease expert Dr. Jennifer Mieres join The Hype Magazine to discuss all things heart health!

Star Jones is an attorney, advocate, business executive, best-selling author and an Emmy award nominated TV host. Since 2011, Ms. Jones, a heart disease survivor, has been the face of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) National Go Red for Women efforts as the organizations’ National Volunteer utilizing her name, voice, time and international media platform to combat cardiovascular disease, and champion heart health in America.

Jennifer H  Mieres, MD is one of the leading experts and patient advocates in the fields of cardiovascular disease in women. In her role as leader of Northwell Health’s Center for Equity of Care, Dr. Mieres has oversight of the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity. Dr. Mieres is routinely called upon by the media to comment on heart health, appearing in national and local media outlets on such programs as 20/20, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Today in New York, CBS Early Show, CNN, NBC Nightly News, and many others. As a producer of the PBS documentary “A Woman’s Heart,” (2003) she was nominated for an Emmy for best documentary in the Health Science category at the 46th Annual New York Emmy Awards. She is the co-author of the book Heart Smart for Women. Six Steps in Six Weeks to Heart Healthy Living.

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Featured Image: Star Jones (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Woman)

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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.

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