It’s Our Turn – Young Women’s Conference

This year I was honored to be invited to the It’s Our Turn – Young Women’s Conference at the Brentwood School. Over 1,000 teenage girls from Los Angeles area schools attended this one day event. Various female leaders, mentors and performers were present in order provide guidance, empower, and inspire these young women.

The event will be held again this January. You can learn more by visiting the Brentwood School website.

Queen Latifah Opens Up About Helping Her Mom Live With Heart Failure

“We’re not going to talk about dying from heart failure, we’re going to talk about living with heart failure because that’s what Rita’s doing,” says Los Angeles cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Kathy Magliato…


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Queen Latifah and Her Mother Rita Owens Are Fighting Heart Failure—Together

Queen’s mother, Rita Owens, began experiencing symptoms of heart failure 10 years ago. The mother-daughter duo now work with theAmerican Heart Association and its “Rise Above Heart Failure” initiative, designed to cultivate awareness and decrease hospitalizations due to heart failure. Queen spoke with Parade about their journey, as did Kathy Magliato, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon and director of women’s cardiac services at St John’s Medical Center in Santa Monica…

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CCTV – Dr. Kathy Magliato: Heart disease and women – A silent killer

It’s a common misperception that heart disease mainly plagues men, but in reality, it’s actually the number one cause of death among women, worldwide.

Dr. Kathy Magliato is one of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in the world.“No country is immune from heart disease,” says Magliato.

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