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Do you now your numbers? They just could save your life!
We know a lot of numbers by heart – phone numbers, birthdays, pin numbers, and passwords. But do you know the most critical numbers for your heart health?
Join the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women campaign, which encourages all women to schedule a visit with your doctor to learn your personal health numbers, including Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI), while also assessing your risk for heart disease and stroke. These can all easily be checked during your Well-Woman Visit, which gives your doctor a chance to review your overall health and to ensure you’re on track to achieving ideal cardiovascular health. Early detection of any issues can make all the difference in a successful battle against heart disease, the number one cause of death in women!
It’s always a good idea to keep tabs on your health and know your potential risk factors. Take a few minutes to complete this quiz and then work with your health care provider to reduce, control, or prevent as many risk factors as you can. Pass this quiz to your female friends and family so they can identify their own potential risk factors. You’ll all be glad you did it!
Every year the first Friday of February has been dedicated to National Wear Red Day as an awareness day to heart health and heart disease. We encourage all our employees to join the cause of bringing awareness to heart disease by wearing red not only on Friday, February 3rd, but on every Friday in February.