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Womans Day: Leading Womens Magazine Raises Health Bar

Womans Day is a leader in raising women's consciousness about critical health concerns.


Womans Day

by Amara Rose

An adage tells us that "a man may work from sun to sun, but Womans work is never done." This may be one reason Womans magazines evolved over a century ago: to support housewives as they endlessly cooked, cleaned, washed, mended, raised the children, and in general kept the home fires burning. A Womans day revolved around many of the daily tasks we can now do in a fraction of the time, thanks to modern conveniences such as washing machines and indoor plumbing.

Womans Day Has 21 Million Readers From All Walks of Life

Womans Day is, "one of the oldest and most beloved of all the traditional women's magazines, although it has evolved to fit the needs of modern readers," according to As one of the nation's leading magazines for women, Womans Day now boasts a readership of 21 million adults, who span the spectrum in terms of age, race, socioeconomic status, career path and lifestyle.

And while the magazine still carries the time-honored home, relationship and recipe information that has endeared it to readers for generations, today's Womans Day is also a leader in raising women's consciousness about critical health concerns.

"Red Dress Awards" Honor Women's Heart Disease Research Pioneers

Towards this end, Womans Day created the "Red Dress Awards" in concert with the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign, featuring celebrity spokesperson, Toni Braxton. The March, 2005 issue of Womans Day magazine profiles Red Dress Awards recipients C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., and Nieca Goldberg, M.D., two woman physicians who have conducted breakthrough research on women and heart disease, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, respectively.

Womans Day Editor-In-Chief Also Sits On AHA Board

Womans Day Editor-In-Chief, Jane Chestnutt, who also serves as chairman of the board of the American Heart Association in New York City, said in a press release on the event, "Heart disease continues to be a silent killer today—many women of all ages and health history are unaware they are at serious risk." Breast cancer may get a Womans attention, yet cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death among women, claiming half a million lives each year—more than the next seven causes of death combined.

You Still Get Home, Hearth, Relationship, Recipes with Womans Day

If this is the type of health coverage you want in a Womans magazine, you might wish to subscribe to Womans Day, here: While on the Womans Day site, you can also sign up for a free e-mail newsletter, participate in community forums and recipe contests and exclusive web giveaways.

As our grandmothers might have said, it's all in a Womans day.


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