Greenwich urges wearing red Friday for women's heart disease awareness

Feb 04, 2017, 00:28
Greenwich urges wearing red Friday for women's heart disease awareness

The new lights will go on after 5 p.m. on National Wear Red Day for Women, Friday, Feb. 3. "The Titans are proud to help support their efforts", said Titans Controlling Owner Amy Adams Strunk.

The Go Red movement started in 2004 when the American Heart Association realized half a million American women were dying each year of cardiovascular disease, but women were not paying attention.

Be sure to consult with your primary care practitioner about a plan for your overall health and well-being. People are encouraged to begin by knowing their numbers and then making life changes.

To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Van Wert County General Health District is participating in American Heart Month.

Jacqueline Alikhaani had no idea the discomfort in her chest was a sign of heart disease. In fact, more women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke.

The Go Red movement works to save lives by raising awareness of cardiovascular disease and stroke in women.

Heart disease is thought to be most commonly linked to physical activities such as lack of exercise, smoking and unhealthy dietary behaviors, but stress and mental health play a significant role, the IPA said. "You need to make sure you get those veggies and fruits and everything in too".

More than 30 structures will turn RED in Middle Tennessee, including some of Nashville's most iconic structures such as The State Capitol, Parthenon, AT&T Building, Bridgestone Arena and the Frist Center to name a few. Northwell Health is the Presenting Go Red For Women Sponsor.

Wear Red Day's objective is to raise awareness about heart health.

Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest.

African-American women are the least likely of women to consider heart disease or stroke to be the greatest health problem facing Americans today at 13%. "In particular, individuals who live in rural communities, have less education, have lower incomes, and are ethnic or racial minorities have an undue burden of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors".

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