Number One Killer

By: Meryl Conant
By: Meryl Conant

Hearts are on everyone's minds this month with Valentines Day around the corner. But Friday, many women wore red for a different reason.

It's was National Wear Red Day, designed to spotlight heart disease in women.

Augusta Health Care for Women is holding sessions about the disease, the number one killer of women. The center says it affects one in three women as compared to breast cancer, which strikes one in thirty.

But unlike cancer, this disease is more preventable.

"The number one thing they need to do is realize it's a now problem, that they need to take care of this now," explained Wendy Weimer of Augusta Health Care for Women. "They need to make lifestyle modifications. They need to change diet, stop smoking if they are smoking and exercise."

There will be another information session on February 7. Call 213-7759 to reserve a spot and get more information.

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