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Barbra Streisand Meets With John McCain, Other Lawmakers to Talk Women’s Heart Health

Barbra Streisand is among the most visible Hollywood supporters of Democrats — and often a target of the right.

But on Wednesday she trekked to Capitol Hill determined to send a bipartisan message on women’s heart health.

Streisand met with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and her representatives even released a picture of the two of them posing together, as she pushes for “more funding, more research and more attention for women’s heart disease.”

Streisand also visited Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and met with the Women’s Caucus of the Senate and the Women’s Caucus of the House.

“The fact is a women’s heart is different from a man’s, yet women’s hearts are under-researched, go untreated and are misdiagnosed,” she said in a statement.

Streisand, who founded the Barbra Streisand Women’s Health Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, also urged members of Congress to place increased focus on gender-specific data in research and to increase funding for prevention initiatives.

Photo: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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