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National Wear Red Day Urges Women to “Know their Power”

Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day®, so break out your little red dress (or sweater because, you know, it's February and a good portion of the country is either buried under snow or is gearing up for the next snow storm). I've been writing about heart health for many years. One of my first jobs as a health editor was for a newsletter that covered cardiovascular health. When my sister suffered a stroke in her 40s in 2008, and just over a year later my father died of a heart attack, my… [Read More]

Wear Red Campaign Continues to Make Strides Against Heart Disease in Women

It was exactly 5 years ago today that I was offered my job at MMG. Although remembering such dates is my party trick, there's a really important reason I remember this date. I was offered this job and an opportunity to work on the Smokefree Women campaign on Feb. 5, 2010, which just so happened to be National Wear Red Day that year. I was, indeed, wearing red that day. And here we are, 5 years later, and I am still wearing red and still just as passionate about the cause. To bring yo… [Read More]

American Heart Month 2014: A Testament to Progress and Research

For 50 years, the American Heart Association (AHA) has worked diligently to fight against cardiovascular disease--especially cardiovascular disease among women. This work has contributed to five decades of increased awareness, education, and fundraising. During this time, we've also seen a significant decrease in deaths from heart disease. In 1960, there were about 924,000 deaths from all types of cardiovascular disease. By 2010, that number had dropped to below 784,000. The decl… [Read More]
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