Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
The American Heart Association has designated February 3, 2017 as National Go Red for Women Day, asking that you wear red and encourage others to do the same. Pick up a Red Dress Pin for $3 from Feb.1 through Feb 6th at Macy’s in support of National Wear Red Day, Feb. 3rd. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.
Locally, Shasta Regional Medical Center, The Cardiovascular Center and Enjoy Magazine are presenting the Go Redding Luncheon on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 1900 Hilltop Drive, Redding CA. The event is already sold out with 567 people planning to attend, so plan to sign up early next year.
Make the time to Know Your Numbers. Five numbers, that all women should know to take control of their heart health are: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.
Shasta Regional’s Women’s Heart Program provides early detection through education, information and preventative screening services to help women understand their risk for heart disease and take steps to improve their overall heart health.The Women’s Heart Center’s screening fee of $45 will offer a one-hour initial visit and comprehensive Heart Risk Assessment to include: EKG; cholesterol screening; smoking cessation; blood pressure management; glucose screening; hearth healthy eating plan; cholesterol management; and atrial fibrillation.
Their Registered Nurses are highly trained in cardiac care and preventive health and wellness. For more information, please call 530-244-5105