Triad Goes Red For Women!

Updated:Nov 9,2012

Triad Goes Red For Women
Guilford Go Red Ladies

Guilford Go Red For Women Luncheon

May 15th, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Koury Convention Center, Greensboro

Get inspired. Get informed.
Join health and fitness experts, medical professionals, and women like you to hear the concrete steps you can take today for better heart health.

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Guilford Go Red For Women Luncheon.

Guilford Go Red For Women is locally sponsored by
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FMC Big Group Wave (Triad)Make it your mission to fight heart disease with the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women! One in every three women this year will die of heart disease.  That’s at a rate of almost one death per minute.  But this number one killer is largely preventable.  Together, we can start making healthy choices for our hearts.  We can beat heart disease with Go Red for Women. Spread the Go Red message to your friends, family and colleagues by joining the movement to learn how you can go red. 

Go Red For Women wants you to explore your family history for heart disease, learn your numbers to know your personal heart disease risk, become familiar with the warnings signs for heart disease in women and start to make the small changes to your lifestyle to love your heart and help to save your life!


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Forsyth County Go Red For Women Events

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Life’s Simple 7
The American Heart Association has created a simple way for you to know where you stand on the road to good health through seven steps all of us need to live healthy. 

To find out where you stand with the simple seven, just take the My Life Check assessment. In a few minutes, you will know how you’re doing with each one of life’s simple seven; you will also get your own personal heart score and life plan. Your results will include seven recommended areas of focus and an action plan that is customized to your lifestyle and health outlook. Your last step is a promise: a resolution to make healthy positive changes step-by-step, for a long, healthy future.

Remember, you can stop heart disease before it even starts. Start small. And keep it simple. Make one change today and then you’re ready to make another. Before you know it you’ve stopped making poor choices, and started making life choices! Learn more about Life’s Simple 7 and to find out your personal heart score.


Heart Attack Warning Signs for Women

Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, but most of them start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort.  Often the people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help.  Here are some of the signs that can mean a heart attack is happening:

Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back.  It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.

Discomfort in other areas of the upper body.  Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.

Shortness of breath. This feeling may occur with or without chest discomfort. 

Other signs:  These may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness

As with men, women's most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms PARTICULARLY SHORTNESS OF BREATH, NAUSEA/VOMITING, AND BACK OR JAW PAIN.

If you or someone you are with has chest discomfort, especially with one or more of the other signs, don’t wait longer than five minutes before calling for help.  Call 9-1-1.

Calling 9-1-1 is almost always the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment.  Emergency medical services (EMS) staff can begin treatment when they arrive — up to an hour sooner than if someone gets to the hospital by car.  The staff members are also trained to revive someone whose heart has stopped.  And you will get treated faster in the hospital if you arrive by ambulance.

If you’re the one having symptoms, and you can’t access emergency medical services (EMS), have someone drive you to the hospital right away.  Don’t drive yourself, unless you have absolutely no other option.

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