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Wear red this month for heart health

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The national Go Red for Women campaign encourages women to wear red and make a donation to the American Heart Association to support research and education about women and heart disease. Wearing eye-catching red is more than a fashion statement, it’s meant to raise awareness about the heart disease epidemic that afflicts women — and men — around the country.

The campaign has three basic health messages:

• Know your risk factors for heart disease and stroke, which include obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, physical inactivity, smoking and high blood pressure.

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