5 things you need to know about women and heart disease

Posted February 02, 2017

Additionally, the American Heart Association is inviting businesses to light up red during the month of February.

Spokeswoman Shannon Hilaire says the event will feature a 1.5-mile dash from Miller Time Pub and Grill to the State Capitol.

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of illness and death for women and kills more than all forms of cancer combined. Volunteers knitted the red hats themselves and have delivered them to metropolitan hospitals for the babies to wear.

Macy's is also offering three special red dresses by Calvin Klein, Kensie and Thalia and a collection of Ideology active shirts in which 10% of the purchase price will go back to Go Red in our local communities.

From the Office of the Ulster County Executive Mike Hein: Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announces that Ulster County will recognize the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day on February 3, 2017 as well as American Heart Month by lighting the Ulster County Office Building at 244 Fair Street in Kingston with red lighting for the month of February. "Although we're making progress, we still have a long way to go since heart disease is still the number killer of both women and men".

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One-third of women have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.

"This is such a simple way to raise awareness and celebrate heart health". According to the American Heart Association, about 293 fewer women in the USA die from heart disease and stroke each day thanks to community outreach and education efforts.

Cardiovascular diseases cause almost one in three deaths in women each year or one death every 80 seconds.

Louisiana residents, in particular, are at a higher risk of heart disease because of rising obesity levels, which can contribute to cardiovascular diseases. "By offering free heart health screenings at our MinuteClinic locations this Valentine's Day, we can help women assess their heart health and make any necessary changes to their lifestyle to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke".

Over 289,000 females in the U.S. died from heart disease in 2013, or about one in every FOUR women.