Women and Heart Disease

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This year, 6abc and the American Heart Association are teaming up with Independence Blue Cross and Einstein Healthcare Network to help prevent heart disease in women. Heart disease is a prevalent issue in women of all ages and ethnicities. Every year, 1 in 3 deaths in women are directly caused by heart disease and stroke. But, 80% of deaths related to heart disease can be prevented through education and action. Staying active is a big way to help ensure you are living a healthy lifestyle. Cutting down on sodium intake can also help significantly to prevent heart disease, along with weight loss and reducing high blood pressure. Through good lifestyle choices and staying educated and motivated we can beat the statistics. Learn more about American Heart Association's 'Go Red for Women' campaign here. 6abc and the American Heart Association challenges you to find your why during the month of February. We all have a reason to live heart healthy.

February 2, 2018 - National Wear Red Day
Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health, which is why we encourage you to wear red on National Wear Red Day on February 2nd.

Log onto 6abc on February 21, 2018 from 4-5 PM for our Live Web Chat featuring medical professionals from Einstein Healthcare Network answering all of your heart questions.

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