Hospitals/Kings County Hosts Lively "GO RED" Day!

Feb 08, 2017, 00:32
Hospitals/Kings County Hosts Lively

The Association say 64 percent of women who have suddenly died from heart disease have showed no symptoms. Founded by NHLBI's The Heart Truth®, the event reminds women of the need to protect their heart health and know their critical health numbers.

Throughout February, St. Vincent's employees will share heart healthy information with the community to encourage early detection of heart disease. Take advantage of Heart Health Month this February; make the changes that will make your heart happy!

For those diagnosed with risk factors, following at least four of the practices leads to a significantly lower risk of developing heart disease later in life.


One may take control of their high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, lack of physical activity, high cholesterol, and smoking. Your doctor should help you determine your target heart rate, and utilizing a heart rate monitor can help you reach it. What are these? These are the key elements essential to your heart's health that everyone should know.

The VCU Health Pauley Heart Team will offer free blood pressure and body mass index screenings in the second floor conference rooms at VCU Medical Center. Losing weight, increasing exercise, making diet changes and getting cholesterol levels checked can make a tremendous impact on strengthening your heart. After the experience she tells Bustle, "my objective was defined", and she sought to educate other Americans about ways to reduce their heart disease risk. Also, eat fish at least twice a week and reduce the consumption of sodium and alcohol.

Babies and staff at St. Vincent's Birmingham and St. Vincent's East participated in National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about heart disease. Adding exercise to your daily routine, especially if you lead a sedentary lifestyle, is a must. "CVS Health's support of Go Red For Women will help fund lifesaving research and education in this critical area, while also providing easy ways for their customers to "Go Red".

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