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Go RedOur office is wearing Red today in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women & its 10th Anniversary!
February is National Heart Health Month, but this week the focus is on women.
Nearly twice as many women in the US die from heart disease & stroke than any form of cancer, including breast cancer. In fact, coronary artery disease, which causes a heart attack, is the leading cause of death for American women.
Did you know that over 90% of all women have at least 1 risk factor? Some of these risks, we simply cannot control, such as:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • Being over 55 years old
  • History of heart attack

There are, however, many risk factors that you CAN control & you can do so starting TODAY!!

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Blood cholesterol level
  • Smoking
  • Physical inactivity
  • Overweight
  • Stress
  • Excess Alcohol

The American Heart Association has valuable tips on  their website for tips on controlling these risk factors.
What are the signs & symptoms of a heart attack in women? Know these signs; they could save your life:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Indigestion
  • Anxiety
  • Cold sweats
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in the jaw, arm, back or chest, even down into the abdomen

We only have one life to live, choose to take care of yourself & be heart smart! Join us all here at Gallen Insurance and Go Red today for Women!!
For questions, contact our benefits department by emailing Mike Fields, CBC

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