Wear Red Day reminds women of heart disease warning signs

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The month of February 2018 is "Go Red for Women Month", aimed at bringing awareness on the efforts to end heart disease and strokes in women.

Fundraising efforts from both the Go Red for Women event and the upcoming heart ball hope to raise around $300,000 for the American Heart Association.

Terre Haute, IN - Union Hospital is raising awareness about women's heart health with its High Tea for the Heart event.

According to the AHA, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer among all Americans, and specifically among women. I never had a problem.

"Make sure that my daughter grows up being healthy, eating right, going out with her mom or her father", said Sharp.

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"The heart association says there are five numbers that every women should know", she said.

The month when she and her husband chose to change their lives dramatically.

She's also a heart disease survivor, a title she's had nearly her whole life. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients.

If Lee had not pushed for a second opinion and questioning her doctors, she would not be in the place where she is today, if alive at all, she said.

"Folks need to know their blood pressure and keep a check on that and certainly if they are on medication for it", Johnson said.

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"Since we've been in the work place, we've caught up to the men and become very good at having heart attacks", Gainer said as she sat playing the piano in the Carolina Hospital System's lobby.

Glenwood and the American Heart Association will be celebrating all month.

"I don't think people really realize how significant heart disease and heart failure can be, especially for women", said Christensen.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation calls their report "Ms. Understood". The Department of Public Health and Social Services ranks heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death, accounting for 31.1 percent of all deaths on Guam.

"Be careful what you put in your body, exercise, stay active, and these are things that will help us live a nice, long, healthy life", said Goswami.

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