Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the U.S. and that more women die of heart-related illnesses than all forms of cancer combined? That’s more than 400,000 women each year.
On Friday, February 7, 2014, join the entire Jefferson community as we support the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. The goal is to raise awareness of heart disease among women and educate all of us on how we can prevent heart disease.
For the fourth straight year Jefferson’s Department of Nursing is sponsoring our very own “Go Red Day” to support the national effort right here at Jefferson. By wearing red on Feb. 7, all of us at Jefferson will make a visible statement that we will speak up and educate women and their families about cardiovascular disease.
While heart disease is a common problem among both men and women in this country, cardiac disease can have different symptoms in women than in men. Moreover, the health needs of women are different from men. That’s why Jefferson offers cardiologists and physicians who specialize in caring for women with heart disease.
Join us this Friday by Going Red to support this important national call to raise awareness of heart and other cardiovascular diseases in women.