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Red for Life!

I just changed into a red shirt, so now I can write this. My father had congestive heart failure.  My grandmother had a quadruple bypass in the early days of such things.  Other relatives have had heart attacks or live with other heart issues.  And yet I worry that if I had a heart attack, I wouldn’t recognize it. I know that symptoms for women – shortness of breath or an aching jaw, among others – can be very different than the left arm pain that many men get, but they can be so vague it’s easy to pass them off as something else. So in honor of National Wear Red Day, I’m sharing a video that’s not only fun, but will help me (and hopefully you) remember: Today (February 1st), the American Heart Association is asking everyone to wear red to help spread the word.  (February is their Go … Continue reading

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