February 6th is "Wear Red Day" For Heart

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On Friday, Feb. 6, show your support of the Go Red For Women movement by wearing red.

The Go Red for Women campaign was launched by the American Heart Association in 2003. It is a nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power women have to band together and wipe out heart disease. It is a campaign to educated women about cardiovascular disease in women.

One in three women has cardiovascular disease. One woman dies every minute as a result of this health threat. Heart disease kills 17 times more women than breast cancer every year. Forty percent of women who have a heart attack have no previous warning symptoms.

Go Red For Women is channeling its energies and resources to challenge real women nationwide to discover their personal heart health risk by taking the online Go Red Heart CheckUp. Go Red provides tools and information women need to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Heart attack warning signs:

> Discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back

> Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach

> Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort

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> Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness

Stroke warning signs:

>Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

>Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding

> Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

> Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

> Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

To find out more about Wear Red Day and Go Red For Women or call the American Heart Association at 330-478-8383.

Sources
Go Red for Women
American Heart Association

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