GO RED

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This week on Friday we will be celebrating 10 years of “GOING RED” by wearing red on February 1st. It has been 10 years of turning the tide for equal support for women in the study, prevention and treatment of heart disease.

Historically, heart disease research and treatment have been focused on men. Heart disease is the NUMBER ONE KILLER of women in America, more than 450,000 women each year. That means of the 1 in 5 women who currently have heart disease, a third will die. That is a woman dying of heart disease every 34 seconds!!!

Know the Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women. These are symptoms that women brush off as stress, the flu, perimenopausal…Do not wait to call for help if experiencing any of the following symptoms:

Jaw pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, insomnia, pain or discomfort in one or both arms, shortness of breath with or without chest pain and an uncomfortable pressure, squeezing or fullness in the center of your chest.

Support the education of heart disease in women and spred the word. Wear red, come by my office and get a red dress pin and wear it the whole month. Also listen to the “Wellness 411 Show” this month on WCHE 1520am at 4:30 every Tuesday for educational shows and special guests in support of the GO RED campaign to help the women in our community fight their number one killer.

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