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.

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