American Heart Association: San Diego Goes Red for Women
The color red evokes passion and confidence – and it signals change. Palomar Health is committed to making a change for the better as it joins forces with the American Heart Association (AHA) as a sponsor of the “San Diego Goes Red for Women” movement, part of the American Heart Association’s national “Go Red For Women” campaign. The exclusive local partnership will help support the AHA’s national call to women to become more aware of their risk for heart disease and learn what they can do to reduce their risk.
“Heart disease and stroke are the number one killers of women – claiming more lives each year than the next seven causes of death combined, and nearly twice as many as all forms of cancer, including breast cancer,” says Robert Stein, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist and Medical Director of Palomar Health Cardiovascular Services. “We believe our involvement with San Diego Goes Red for Women is a significant step in the right direction toward increasing women’s awareness of this problem and increasing appropriate treatment.”
Through the campaign, women can learn tips and information on healthy eating, exercise and risk-factor reduction, such as smoking cessation, weight maintenance, blood pressure control and blood cholesterol control.
Palomar Health’s role in the initiative includes helping to spread the health message to the San Diego community, providing cardiac health experts to speak on the subject and participating in AHA events such as the Heart Walk in September.
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