Cloud County Health Center Goes Red for Women

Each year, cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly half a million women, approximately one per minute.

Almost 64 percent of women who die suddenly of coronary artery disease symptoms had no previous symptoms. So knowing the risk factors is critical for all women.

During Heart Month, Cloud County Health Center will join in the effort to draw attention to the number one killer of women.

Cloud County Health Center (CCHC) participated in Go Red for Women on Feb. 3rd, which is National Wear Red Day. The hospital served a heart healthy meal for lunch in the cafeteria.

CCHC challenged the employees to walk at least 10 minutes that day, and encouraged them to wear red.

Members of the community are also encouraged to wear red on Friday. Red dress pins were available to community members.

CCHC is asking community members to get together work groups or friends and flood social media with pictures of their groups. Use the hashtag #FromTheHeart when posting pictures.

Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.

Women typically have different symptoms of heart disease than men. Those symptoms tend to go unnoticed or ignored.

Women are encouraged to talk to their doctors to find out if they are at risk, and then take action.