Go Red for heart disease during the month of February

On Friday, February 3, 2012, women everywhere wore red in honor of National Wear Red day. National Wear Red day kicked off Heart Disease Awareness Month which is the month of February. Wearing red during the month of February helps to raise awareness of heart disease.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Symptoms are harder to detect in women, than in men. Heart disease, which is also known as cardiovascular disease, is related to plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries. This can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Although National Wear Red Day has passed, we can still help raise awareness during national Heart Disease Awareness Month by wearing something with red. Of course, since the spring 2012 season is all about color, it should not be too hard to incorporate red into our wardrobes for the month February 

To learn more about heart disease and how to detect a heart problem, please visit heart.org

Source: American Red Cross

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