The staff at LaRue County Health Department participated in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 1 to show their commitment to fighting heart disease in women. This day is part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign which brings awareness to women’s heart health issues. Front from left, Frances Kilgore and Barbara Kovalchik, APRN; back, Diana Leathers, Julie Percefull, RN, Tammi Moore, RN and Vicky Graham.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year, and the warning signs for a heart attack in women are not the same as in men. To learn about these warning signs and ways to prevent heart disease, visit www.goredforwomen.org or the American Heart Association’s website at www.heart.org.