On Monday, November 16, Barbra Streisand calls The Doctors to discuss her passionate crusade to support heart health awareness for women, a cause which led her to create and endow the Barbra Streisand Women’s Cardio Vascular Research and Education Program at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Barbra tells The Doctors, “I’ve always been an advocate of equal rights for women, so why should women’s health research be done on men? Physiologically, we’re different. I made a movie about it called ‘Yentl.’ It’s just silly. I was shocked when I heard that medical research for women was being done on men. How do you treat a woman for such a life threatening ailment based on treatments, diagnostics and technology based on men?”
Heart Disease runs in Barbra’s family: “My family on my mother’s side all seems to have had heart disease.”
Appearing on the panel alongside The Doctors, during the conversation, is Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz, the Director of Women’s Health at Cedars Sinai, who reiterated “Heart Disease is the number one women’s health care threat.”