Native women die younger compared to their peers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports cardiovascular or heart disease is at the top of the list when it comes to taking the lives of women in this country. Factors like diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure put women at higher risk of heart complications. We discuss ways Native women are reducing their risks and why more women are sharing their stories.
Barbara Marquez (Isleta Pueblo) – Heart Survivor
Joshua Martinez – New Mexico Community Impact Director for the American Heart/Stroke Association
Kirsten Courtney Concha-Moore (Taos/Jemez Pueblos) – M.D. Candidate Class of 2019/University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson
Debra Gee (enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and is also affiliated with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation) – Board Member – WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
Break Music: In My Heart (song) Alex Smith (artist) Rain in July – Native American Vocal Harmony (album)