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The Joy Behar Interview (Page 3 of 3)
Are you hearing stories from women who
save their own life through aspirin or
are now more aware of their own heart
Yes. WomenHeart has a lot of survivors
talking about their heart attacks on
their Web site. They also go around the
country and talk to women in person.
The campaign has just started. We
will probably hear from more people.
There were 20,000 survivors in Women’s
Heart. There are a lot of stories
going on right there.
Joy, I would like to say thank you for
your children’s book, Sheetzucacapoopoo:
My Kind of Dog. Now that is another
book I have to buy since my tiny
two-foot tan tyrant is taking up 90
percent of my chair. I bring my
Brussels Griffon puppy to work every
day, so I think the thing that keeps me
from having heart attacks is having him
That is true. We have pets and we
love them. They add a lot of joy and
keep your stress level down; they’ve
Yes. That is important—laughing and
What would be the one most important
piece of advice you can offer to a
Go to your doctor. Make
sure that you know if you are at risk
for a heart attack. It is very,
very important. Take care of
yourself, exercise, walk, eat the right
things, do not smoke—all the stuff we
all know already that people take for
granted. Women think they are
already doing everything. They are
not. Get your cholesterol checked
every year. Get an EKG.
There are so many things you can do.
Know your risks; be prepared.
Those are the words. It is like
the Boy Scouts. Be prepared, but
know your risks.