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Go-Red for Heart Health Month

February 4th, 2019

On Friday, February 1, 2019, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center participated in the American Heart Association’s signature women’s heart health initiative—Go Red Day. On Go Red day, celebrated nationally on the first Friday during the month of February, people across America dress to impress in their favorite reds—all to raise awareness about heart health prevention for women. St. Catherine’s clinicians also provided free blood pressure screenings and heart disease prevention information for several hours in the main lobby of the hospital.

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women?

To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, St. Catherine of Siena proudly participates in American Heart Month initiatives during February and throughout the year. You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk: Watch your weight; Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke; Control your cholesterol and blood pressure; If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation; Get active and eat healthy.

St. Catherine’s Community Outreach Program will be participating in heart health events throughout the month and provides free screening events throughout the year. Please visit the Event Calendar for a full listing of upcoming events.

For a physician referral, please call (631) 870-3444.

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