Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Taking a Stand: Join Us on 2/5/14 As We Go Red For Women

L-R: Gail, 41 (Stroke and Heart Attack Survivor); Kimberly, 50 (Heart Attack Survivor); Regan, 22
(Heart Disease Survivor); 
Christie, 51 (Heart Attack Survivor); Amy, 42 (Heart Attack Survivor);
Rachel, 29 (Heart Attack Survivor); Mary, 31 (Heart Disease Survivor); 
Lidia, 34 (Heart Disease Survivor); 

Toni, 49 (Heart Transplant Recipient); Rekisha, 34 (Heart Transplant Recipient.)  The American Heart 
Association's 2013 National Wear Red campaign.

February is the month for matters of the heart--and heart health.

GO RED AT THE BLAGG-HUEY LIBRARY

The Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus--in conjunction with National Wear Red Day and Go Red For Women, the nationwide movements aimed at raising awareness in the fight against heart disease in women--is coordinating a group photo in its beautiful building on Wednesday, February 5th at 4 p.m.  The photo will be used throughout the libraries' social media to promote heart disease awareness.  We sincerely hope you can spare a few minutes out of your busy schedule to join us as we take a stand against heart disease.  

WHAT    Wear red for a group photo.  ALL are welcome--no matter what color you're wearing!

WHEN    Wednesday, February 5th at 4 p.m.

WHERE    The rotunda on the Blagg-Huey Library's first floor.  Questions?  Ask at the Information Desk (to your right as you enter the building.)


GO RED AT TWU DENTON, DALLAS & HOUSTON
See this Go Red for Women 2014 page sponsored by the TWU Department of Health Studies.


HEART DISEASE AND AMERICAN WOMEN
If you think you're too young for heart disease--you're wrong.  If you think those of your gender or race don't get heart disease--you're wrong.  If you think heart disease is something that happens to other people--that you feel fine, that heart disease could never happen to someone like you or your loved ones--you are oh, so very wrong.

While heart disease concerns everyone, it particularly concerns American women--all types of American women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in this country--women just like you and me.  There are three basic things you need to know about heart disease.

ONE
   
Heart disease strikes more women than men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer COMBINED.

TWO
   
With the right information, education and care, heart disease in women can be treated, prevented--even ended.

THREE
   The signs of a heart attack in women may differ from those commonly found in men, and therefore can be easily mistaken for other ailments.

TO LEARN MORE 
1)  American Heart Association
2)  My Life Check from the American Heart Association
3)  Databases, books and more information from the TWU Libraries.  See the display on the first floor of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus (across from the elevators), or contact a health sciences librarian for assistance:
Elaine Cox (ecox@twu.edu) with the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus; Eula Oliphant (eoliphant@twu.edu) or Shelly Burns (sburns1@twu.edu) at the Dallas Center Library; or Marilyn Goff (mgoff@twu.edu) with the Houston ARC.

Stay healthy.


~Sandy Cochran

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