UK HealthCare Goes Red
Media Contacts: Beth Goins, 859-257-1754, x232 or
Brooke Henson, 859-257-1754, x229
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2009) - UK HealthCare employees are true blue at heart, but many of them are wearing red to help fight heart disease in women and promote the American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign's National Wear Red Day.
Established in 2004, Wear Red Day encourages women to reduce their risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death among both women and men. A number of women do not experience the classic heart disease symptoms experienced by men. Medication used to prevent and treat heart disease may also affect women differently.
In addition to wearing red, UK HealthCare employees and visitors will also have the opportunity to make a donation to the American Heart Association for education and research, including many projects here at the University of Kentucky.
Both women and men should have routine checkups to monitor their blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and weight. Changes in those numbers could signal a risk for heart disease.
To schedule a checkup, you may call the UK Gill Heart Institute cardiology clinic at 859-323-5479.