Newborns get Little Red Hats to Raise Awareness of Heart Defects

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The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. On February 2, 2018, break out all your red glam - clothes, shoes, accessories, makeup - and show your support for the Go Red For Women movement by wearing red that day. You can be fit and slim and still have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Here are a few ways you can "Go Red" this February. Go Red also wants action to save more lives and was created to empower women to take charge of their heart health. "We know the Go Red movement helps save women's lives through education and advocacy".

Rosen and Dr. Jennifer Mieres - both professors of cardiology at Hofstra University's Zucker School of Medicine - have co-authored a new book, "Heart Smart for Women: Six S.T.E.P.S.in Six Weeks to Heart-Healthy Living".

The Rome National Wear Red Day Luncheon will be held noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Beeches Inn and Conference Center, 7900 Turin Road.

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Heart disease has been called the Silent Killer because it often has no noticeable symptoms. Funds raised support fitness programs, educational sessions and health screening events. Their goal is to encourage women and their families to take action and live a healthier lifestyle.

In Tennessee, Ascension's Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates. According to the American Heart Association, 80 percent of the disease is preventable. It just so happens that seemingly innocuous factors like your love life, how you spent your childhood, and even the age at which you got your first period can affect your risk of heart disease. This is because historically, the focus of heart disease has largely been on men. Through its more than 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with almost 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways.

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