February 1-7 is National Women's Heart Week and marks the 20th anniversary of the Women's Heart Foundation. Tomorrow - the first Friday in February - is National Wear Red Day, a day proclaimed by the National Institutes of Health, as part of its HEART TRUTH campaign. You can show your support by wearing red at your workplace to raise awareness of heart disease - the #1 killer of women.
The WHF created 7 Focus Days to raise awareness and help gain control of one's heart health.
Feb 1: Risk and Symptoms Awareness
The first step is awareness and knowing if you are at risk. Take the Women's Heart Risk Quiz to find out. Learn about symptoms of heart disease and how to respond by going to Heart Attack Action Plan. This is a critically important area of women's health. Learn more at Responding to Chest Pain, authored by Steven A. Samuel, MD, FACC and Joanne Samuel, RN, MSN, CNP.
To support outreach during Women's Heart Week, visit our web-based resources with collateral materials - free handouts and suggested activities. More resources are available at The NIH HEART Truth and at the DHHS MILLION HEARTS Campaign with the goal to reduce the number of deaths from heart disease and stroke by one million over the next 5 years. Download the Million Hearts Fact Sheet.
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Constant Contact Ideal Medical Devices Sherweb Trenton Board of Education Objective Safety
UMDNJ Dietetic Internship Program The HEART Truth Million Hearts Campaign Acereel Studio
CenterWatch DIA Patient Fellowship CMTP and CER Defibtech
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