February 3, 2012 is Go Red for Women day from the American Heart Association.
Learn the warning signs of a heart attack. More women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. But 80 percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.
Watch the funny (and serious) 3 minute video Just a little heart attack starring Elizabeth Banks.
Learn more about heart health
The Go Red for Women website has some great resources including:
- Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
- Heart Health in your 20s
- Heart Health in your 30s
- Heart Health in your 40s
- Heart Health in your 50s
- Heart Health in your 60s+
Check out heart health books from the Health Information Neighborhood:
- Heart 411: the only guide to heart health you’ll ever need by Marc Gillinov
- American Heart Association complete guide to women’s heart health: the Go Red for Women way to well-being & vitality
- Heart smart for Black women and Latinas : a 5-week program for living a heart-healthy lifestyle by Jennifer H. Mieres
- Recognizing and surviving heart attacks and strokes: lifesaving advice you need now by Glenn O. Turner
- How to keep from breaking your heart : what every woman needs to know about cardiovascular disease by Barbara H. Roberts