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Go Red for Women

Go Red

While a lot of last night’s democratic presidential debate was on health care, there was no discussion of how the two candidates will deal with specific issues. On the eve of Go Red for Women day, I found that extremely ironic.

February first 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. 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.

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