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Staying IN SHAPE: Preventing Heart Disease for Women of All Ages

Learn research-based tips on simple diet and exercise interventions that women can include in their daily lives to reduce the risk for heart disease. The acronym IN SHAPE, developed by Dr. Alexander, will be used to more easily recall the steps to a healthier, heart disease-free life.

Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN, is Professor of Nursing at Yale University School of Nursing and Midlife Women’s Health Consultant and Nurse Practitioner at Yale Health. Her clinical, scholarly, and research interests are in Midlife Women's Health Care. She has worked extensively with menopause and osteoporosis management, and she has published and presented widely regarding these subject areas, including two books, which have been translated into Spanish, Greek, and Italian. She has been principle investigator on studies evaluating women's relationships with their primary care providers; black women’s perceptions of menopause, midlife health risks, and self-management techniques used to manage menopause symptoms and reduce health risks; and osteoporosis risks and management. She has consulted for national and international companies such as Athena Medical Products, Medscape, Wyeth-Ayerst, Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Roche, Venus Medical Communications, Amgen, and Datamonitor.