Saturday, October 6, 2007

Heart of the Family

Cardiovascular disease claims more women's lives than the next five causes of death combined — about 500,000 women's lives a year. Cardiovascular disease is mostly preventable, so understanding these serious health threats can make a lifesaving difference. We're doing something about it!

Soroptimist International of Fidalgo Island and Island Hospital proudly sponsored the 2nd Annual Heart Health Forum in Anacortes on February 11th, 2006. The forum featured an impressive number of cardiac specialists and physicians speaking on healthy eating, family exercise, stress reduction and heart disease prevention. About 50 members of the community attended, taking home a wealth of resources prepared by the Island Hospital Resource Center - recipes, exercise tips and a red dress pin from the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign to raise awareness that heart disease is women's No. 1 killer.

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