Go Red!

Think about your heart this February, and not just because Valentine’s Day is around the corner!

The first Friday in February is “National Go Red Day,” to raise awareness about heart disease. About 610,000 people die from heart disease every year in the U.S. It is the #1 cause of death in women and men.

Think about your heart! Know the warning signs of a heart attack, and reduce your risk for heart disease.

Call 9-1-1 if you experience chest pain, upper body pain, shortness of breath or nausea, lightheadedness or cold sweats. These are some warning signs of a heart attack.

If you have high blood pressure,  high cholesterol, diabetes; are overweight; smoke or drink alcohol excessively, you’re more at risk for heart disease. Consult with your doctor on how to improve your health if you’re at risk.

Educate yourself and others and wear red in support of National Go Red Day for heart disease awareness!