I am reprising pieces of a blog entry from February of 2008 today as I remind people of the problem that heart health care is for women.

The first Friday in February has been designated as Go Red for Women to draw attention to the top killers of women – heart disease and stroke. Women, and the men who love and support them, are asked to don red clothing to draw attention to heart health for women.

While heart health and the causes of heart attacks and strokes in men have been center stage for many years, more women than men die from heart disease each year.  Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America.  The American Heart Association sponsors Go Red for Women day. You can find out all kinds of information about keeping your heart healthy at various ages here.

Go out today and wear red. If you are a man, do it for the women in your life – your mother, your wife, your daughter. If you are woman, do it for yourself and for those strong women in your life that you want to live longer and healthier.

If you are looking for more information, please visit the links below.

The American Heart Association

Campbell’s Address Your Heart

Go Red for Women (This site seems to be having some issues first thing this February morning.  Hopefully, someone will fix it.)

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