For Your Family
For Your Family: Women and Heart Health
February 22, 2010 (CHICAGO) -- Every woman should know how to prevent heart disease and improve heart health!
So many people still believe the misconception that heart disease is a man's disease, when in fact, it is the number one killer of women. This Friday, the american heart Association is hosting its annual "Go Red" campaign in Chicago.
ABC7's Judy Hsu will be hosting a panel of experts, including Dr. Annabelle Bvolgman, the medical director of the "Heart Center For Women" at Rush.
Misconception number one: it's a man's disease. But also a misconception is that this only affects older women.
Heart disease facts:
WOMEN AND HEART HEALTH:
1. Know your numbers, get to your goal of blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and glucose
2. Being active decreases all your health risks
3. Healthy nutrition keeps the weight down and helps with feeling good
4. Stress level needs to be monitored since it can cause many health issues
5. Drink plenty of water
Here are some signs a heart attack may be happening:
Stroke Warning Signs
Chicago Go Red For Women Luncheon
8:30am -- 2:00pm
Fee: Please call the American Heart Association for information.
The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
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