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National Wear Red Day brings Awareness to Women’s Heart Health Month

Written by on February 7, 2020

(Photo courtesy of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Facebook page)

NORMAL, Ill. – In honor of National Wear Red Day, OSF health officials discuss ways in which individuals can effectively pursue heart health.

OSF Media Relations Specialist Libby Allison explained the common misconceptions surrounding heart health.

While heart disease is stereotypically attached to men, older individuals, and those who choose unhealthy lifestyles, many are touched by such a tribulation.

“By knowing your heart health risk and your own heart health history, you can directly benefit your health for the future,” said Allison.

About Sixty-four percent of women die suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms.

National Wear Red Day is a fun yet important way to help others strive for healthy lives.

“Wear Red Day is a way for people to encourage others to make a change to improve their heart health,” said Allison.

OSF is working to bring awareness to heart health during the month of February for its community.