The American Heart Association and The Daily Transcript celebrate the passion and power of women working together to wipe out heart disease.
Heart disease kills one woman – a wife, daughter, sister, mother, friend - every minute. In San Diego, heart disease and stroke kills more than 3,000 women annually. Despite the severity of the problem, a majority of women don’t realize that heart disease is their major health threat.
The American Heart Association’s 2011 Go Red For Women campaign kicked off in Feb., highlighted by a number of San Diego landmarks “going red” to raise awareness. Among local landmarks illuminated red were the U.S. Grant Hotel, Westfield Horton Plaza, Marketplace at Westfield UTC, Hotel Del Coronado, UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and the San Diego County Administration Building. Some of these locations agreed to Go Red for the entire month, thus extending the initial buzz into March.
Join the American Heart Association and Mayor Jerry Sanders Wednesday, April 6, at the San Diego Concourse to celebrate National Start! Walking Day. Sanders will join more than 400 San Diegans to kick off a one-mile wellness walk downtown, followed by complimentary health screenings, AED/CPR demonstrations, entertainment, and free sandwiches and wraps. The event begins at 11:45 a.m. and is free and open to the public.
The cost to treat heart disease in the U.S. will triple by 2030, according to a policy statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
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:
Lisa Murphy, administrator of the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and chair of the American Heart Association’s 2011 Go Red For Women Luncheon, has confirmed that the April 1st event has sold out, with more than 520 people expected to attend.
Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of one in three women each year. This means women just like you - mothers, sisters, friends - are dying at the rate of one per minute, because they don’t know what you know: heart disease kills.
The American Heart Association’s San Diego division and Suffolk-Roel are once again partnering to promote the American Heart Association’s Start! Wellness Program — a no-cost corporate wellness campaign promoting healthy lifestyles. The sponsorship will support cardiovascular disease research and programs, and establishes Suffolk-Roel as a community leader in the promotion of physical activity and workplace wellness in San Diego County.
Tri-City Medical Center has received national accreditation for its comprehensive cancer program -- an elite status bestowed on just 1,400 cancer treatment facilities nationwide.
“Every day, the American Heart Association helps create stories such as mine. They create opportunities for mothers to see their daughters get married, opportunities for grandchildren to have grandparents. They are providing new opportunities every day … and in some cases, helping provide new hearts. You can help by making a lifesaving gift to the American Heart Association. Your commitment today will help ensure we continue to create new stories, to write new endings. Thank you.” - Dr. Susan Mahler