The Beat: Season 2, Episode 1

What’s putting women at risk?


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Heart disease and stroke affect women differently from men. One big factor just starting to be understood is the stages of a woman’s life stages. Listen as we trace the impact of pregnancy and menopause, and why women are more vulnerable at different times in their lives. Featuring special guest host Deborah Cox. 


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Meet our guests

Singer Deborah Cox

Special guest host: Deborah Cox, singer, actress and philanthropist

Deborah is the first Black female inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and a three-time Juno Award winner. She has joined with Heart & Stroke to raise awareness of women’s heart and brain health.  Learn more about her story.

Christina Stuwe

Christina Stuwe

When Christina experienced complications during pregnancy, she had no idea they would increase her risk of heart disease years later. Learn more about her story

Doctor Karen Humphries

Dr. Karin Humphries, associate professor emeritus, University of British Columbia

As an epidemiologist working in the field of cardiology, Dr. Humphries’s research focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of women with heart disease.