National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 3, and it will mark 15 years since the initial National Wear Red Day, which was first observed to bring national attention to the fact that heart disease is the number one killer of women, and to raise awareness of women's heart health. It's the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
AHA also reports that 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
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Years later as an adult, Taylor was diagnosed with high blood pressure, a risk factor to heart disease.
"Our mission is to promote and to protect the health and well-being of the community", Britt Menchhofer, environmental health director of the Van Wert County General Health District, said.
The American Heart Association has invited several national and local iconic landmarks to turn their facades red on Friday, Feb. 3, in support of the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day to elevate awareness of heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.
Meanwhile, Knoxville-based Jewelry Television is promoting a "Love Your Heart" campaign to both educate viewers about the risks of heart disease and raise funds for the American Heart Association, including a 24-hour Love Your Heart Day event on February 3 with promotional offers.
If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
By quitting smoking, eating healthy and staying physically active, individuals substantially reduce their risk of heart disease.