February is American Heart Month Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation's No. 1 killer. To help fight this killer, MedicAlert Foundation has teamed with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement to build awareness and speak up to save lives. Why Speak Up?
Cardiovascular disease kills approximately 450,000 women each year, about one every minute.
While 1 in 30 American women die of breast cancer, about 1 in 3 die from cardiovascular disease.
More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.
Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
Only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
Heart disease is largely preventable. In fact, 80 percent of cardiac events in women may be prevented if women make the right choices for their hearts, involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.
Why Go Red?
Research shows that women who “Go Red” are more likely to make healthy choices.
More than one-third have lost weight.
Nearly 55 percent have increased their exercise.
Six out of ten have changed their diets.
More than 40 percent have checked their cholesterol levels.
One-third have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.
February 5, 2010 is National Wear Red Day® Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. You can help fight heart disease by visiting www.GoRedForWomen.org and speaking up about the risk of heart disease in women. By doing so you’ll help save women’s lives – perhaps the life of someone you know. If there is someone in your life with cardiovascular disease, suggest they become a MedicAlert member and enroll today! Red DressTM DHHS
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Heart Attack Risk Factors & Prevention Each year, 1.1 million Americans suffer heart attacks, and nearly one-third of them don't survive. By addressing risk factors and recognizing symptoms right way, you can help lower your chance of developing or dying from a heart attack. To read the full article, click here. Source: http://www.emergencycareforyou.org.
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