Wonder why everyone is wearing red today?
It’s all in an effort to raise awareness for heart disease in women.
Mayor Duke Bennett gave a proclamation in honor of the effort.
Because your health matters.
At the Providence Medical Group the mayor, along with medical professionals and citizens all gathered to listen about the importance of heart health.
“The month of February is go red for women,” says Tony K. Nasser, M.D. “And that’s a marketing campaign to let the people out there know that heart disease not only affects males, but females just as much. In fact, the number one killer of women is heart disease. In other words, 50% of all females either have a heart attack or stroke.”
Heart attacks have several major warning signs and symptoms:
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats.
“Terre Haute, being my home town, I want to see the health of all persons that live here improve,” says Nasser. “Not just women. But being apart of the providence medical group, we have easy access so that patients can pull right up in the neighborhood. They don’t have to park in a large parking garage, and they don’t even have to come with a referral. These symptoms, as long as they are stable, can be seen here and taken care of in Terre Haute, by Terre Haute physicians to improve their quality of life.”
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