Today, February 1, 2008, is the National Wear Red Day. Its goal is to promote awareness of heart disease and empower women to reduce their risk. Cardiovascular disease is the No.1 killer of American women and the cause of one in every 2.6 female deaths.
Consider these alarming heart health statistics:
- One in three women has some form of cardiovascular disease.
- Cardiovascular disease kills approximately 460,000 women per year.
- More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five causes of death combined,
It may be a little late for a wardrobe change, but it’s never too late to learn more about your heart. Read about the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Campaign and take the Go Red Heart CheckUp for a personal heart-health assessment:
"This important tool forecasts a woman’s 10-year risk for heart disease and provides a personalized action plan to help women reduce their risk. Go Red wants women to know their numbers and track their blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and weight and keep them in a healthy range."
Practice of law can be stressful. Please keep your heart safe and spread the word.