February 3, 2012 is Go Red for Women day from the American Heart Association. Watch a funny yet serious 3 minute video starring Elizabeth Banks, and 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. Learn more at goredforwomen.org
Heart disease is the No.1 killer of women and is a leading threat in men’s health. The American Heart Association has new guidelines for administering CPR to help simplify the process for rescuers and improve bystander response.