Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February is American Heart Month

Did you know that 90% of women have AT LEAST one risk factor that could lead to heart disease?  One in 3 women every year die of heart disease.  For too long heart disease has been regarded as an "older man's disease."  The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women initiative is trying to change that perception and encourage women to pay attention to their heart and their health.  February is American Heart Month.  Make it your mission to become informed about the risk factors of heart disease, and do not forget to wear red on Friday, February 4, to increase awareness of the danger of heart disease.

And, tune in to HBQ- Channel 13 here in Memphis on the morning of February 8, and to WMC-TV Channel 5 on the morning of February 19, to hear me talk more about the dangers of heart disease, what we can do to reduce our risk factors, and I will provide information about the upcoming events sponsored by Memphis Area Go Red for Women.  I have also attached the link to the AHA Go Red for Women website to this post, and I encourage you to visit the site and learn more about what you can do to lower your risk of heart disease.     

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