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Sharing my Blue with the Red

While this blog is dedicated to colon health and colon cancer awareness, today I feel its important to share the spotlight with another important cause: heart health. So while I’m usually bleeding blue (color for colon cancer), today I will move over and give the spotlight to red. Because after all, that’s what all of us wish pink would do once and a while, right?

Today is National Wear Red Day. It’s a day dedicated to bringing awareness of heart disease and stroke in women (and men too). Like colon cancer, it has as a risk of sneaking up on you unexpectedly and many assume it’s just a “man’s disease.” The truth is though, stroke and heart attacks impact women just as much as men, and it’s actually the number ONE killer of women in America. Surprised? I was. The good news is, like colon cancer, it’s preventable.

Two of the easiest things you can to is to:

1. Know the warning signs and symptoms of heart attack, stroke and other heart-related problems.

2. Eat heart-healthy meals.

I encourage you to be aware of this health risk, and to inform yourself. Visit the Go Red website for more info. And eat an apple today, will ya?

February 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment


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