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To celebrate this year’s American Heart Month we begin with dispelling the myths and raising awareness of heart disease the number one killer of women. The American Heart Association (AHA) created “Go Red for Women” – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
I am sure that most women don’t realize that Heart Disease is the number one killer among women starting at the early age of 35! Yes, that’s right, I said 35! This is according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). That’s crazy right? So this is even more of a reason for women to pay attention to their heart at an early age.