Streisand, Meng Hit Same Tune – QNS.com

Streisand, Meng Hit Same Tune

Rep. Grace Meng met with actress/singer Barbra Streisand to discuss increased funding, research and awareness for women’s heart disease, the number one killer of females. Meng met with Streisand last Wednesday June 11 on Capitol Hill as part of a meeting the performer held with the bipartisan House Women’s Caucus. Streisand, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, is an advocate for the prevention and treatment of heart disease in women. In 2012, she founded the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in Los Angeles. “Heart disease is the number one killer of women, killing more women than all cancers combined,” said Streisand. “Since 1984, more women than men have died every year from heart disease. It’s time for more funding, more research, and more attention for women’s heart disease.” A woman dies every minute from heart disease, and women do not usually feel heart attacks via chest pain like men do. “I completely agree with agree with Barbra Streisand on this important issue,” said Meng. “More research and awareness must be a priority. I thank her for pressing her case with us in Washington.”

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