WISEWOMAN Program Helping Northern Michigan Woman Combat Heart Disease
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the United States.
A fact that health departments in Northern Michigan are trying to combat by offering the WISEWOMAN program.
It stands for Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation.
It screens women for numbers they might not otherwise have access to — like their blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and more.
Nurse practitioners then help women establish goals to make healthy lifestyle changes.