2/1: National Wear Read Day – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. February first is National Wear Red Day. Dr. Patrice Nickens at the NIH says it is a time to remind women of the dangers of heart disease and that heart disease is treatable and preventable.
Nickens: Know your numbers, understand healthy lifestyles, and feel empowered to reduce your risks and it will translate to a longer life and better quality.
Narrator: Those numbers are blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and weight. She also encourages women, and men, to wear red to demonstrate their understanding that heart disease is the number one killer of women. For details on National Wear Red Day and The Heart Truth®, visit at www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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