On Monday, November 16th, Barbra Streisand will call 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 will tell 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." To read more click here.
Barbra Streisand's album Love is the Answer debuted at #1 on the US charts by selling 180,415 for the week of September 29th. She has increased her prior record of length of time between her first #1 album (People, 1964) and her most recent.
This unprecedented success ties her with the Beatles for 3rd place behind Frank Sinatra (41) and Rolling Stones (36) for top 10 album first week sales. Setting numerous records that may never be exceeded, her new album topped a powerful field of new albums to win #1. Although no other artist or act had matched her prior record of four straight decades at #1, the new achievement may be a bar that can never be equaled.
Streisand is the #1 female album-selling recording artist in history and the only woman to make the Top 10 all time best selling artists list. Her accomplishments include 50 gold, 30 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums. Barbra's previous number #1 albums include: People (1964), The Way We Were (1974), Greatest Hits Volume II (1979), Guilty (1980), The Broadway Album (1985), Back to Broadway (1993) and Higher Ground (1997).