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Heart disease claims the lives of 24 Australian women per day. Heart disease claims the lives of 24 Australian women per day.

Heart disease claims the lives of 24 Australian women per day.

We're supporting the Heart Foundation to 'Make the Invisible Visible'. #womenshearts
The research done today could save the lives of my four children. The research done today could save the lives of my four children.

The research done today could save the lives of my four children.

Janelle's family has a history of heart disease. Today’s research is tomorrow’s cure.
I’m thankful we had those extra 16 years with my dad. I’m thankful we had those extra 16 years with my dad.

I’m thankful we had those extra 16 years with my dad.

Heart Research gives back time.

Donating to heart research helps give back time

Prevention

90 per cent of Australians have one modifiable risk factor for heart disease. We're investing in a future free from cardiovascular disease. 

Detection

Cardiovascular disease affects 2 in 3 families and tears families apart. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death. 

Treatment

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, killing 125 people every day. Today's research is tomorrow's cure. 

Did you know?
Australian women are almost three times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. 1
63% of Australians are overweight or obese. 2
Heart disease now affects 1 in every 6 Australians and 2 out of 3 families. 3

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We are proud to support ‘Making the Invisible Visible’

This crucial health issue often goes unnoticed and is not openly talked about … it’s invisible. With our partners the Heart Foundation we are hoping to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

For decades there has been heavy focus on men and heart disease, with the result being that women often experience poorer heart health outcomes.

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Feeding the fussy family member!

There’s at least one in every family. A little (or bigger) person who is always hesitant about trying new things! 

They’re usually the ones who’ll happily eat the same jam sandwich every day for lunch. And when you’re out for dinner? Chicken nuggets and chips is the go to! What about when you cook a new recipe or pop some vegetables on their plate? Does world war three break out?

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Why do we need a men's health week?

Men's Health Week is all about promoting boys' and men's health and wellbeing by encouraging communities across Australia to reach out to men, boys and their families through education, activities, events and promotions. Men have a set of unique challenges and issues when it comes to health. There are biological and genetic difference to women as well as the cultural and behavioural factors that affect health.

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1 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010. Women and heart disease: cardiovascular profile of women in Australia. Cardiovascular disease series no. 33. Cat. no. CVD 49. Canberra: AIHW. 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare analysis of ABS 'Microdata: Australian Health Survey, Core Content—Risk Factors and Selected Health Conditions, 2011–12'. 
3 Heart Foundation Australia 2013. Data and Statistics.