[HEALTH.MIL] Raise Awareness about Heart Disease and Stroke this Wear Red Day

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  • Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:39:48 -0600

Raise Awareness about Heart Disease and Stroke this Wear Red Day 


Women are powerful, smart, strong - and dying of heart disease and stroke. The
American Heart Association reports that 1 in 3 women die of these preventable
illnesses every year. You can help save lives by raising awareness and
encouraging change on National Wear Red DayR. 

This year, National Wear Red DayR is February 6th. This annual observance brings
attention to the concerning statistics about heart disease and stroke in women
and encourages them to get educated about their health. The National Wear Red
DayR campaign, and iconic red dress, are recognized nationally and help to
spread the word.

It is reported that 80% of heart disease and stroke in women is preventable.
Women can eat healthy, stay active, be smoke-free, and make other health or
lifestyle changes to lower their chances of heart disease. 

Since 2003, National Wear Red DayR has reached millions of mothers, daughters,
sisters and friends with some remarkable successes:

*       Nearly 90% made at least one healthy behavior change
*       More than one-third lost weight
*       More than 50% increased their exercise
*       6 out of 10 changed their diets
*       More than 40% checked their cholesterol levels
*       One third  talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans
*       Women's death decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years

You don't have to wait until National Wear Red Day to get started. You can use
mobile apps or digital tools that encourage a healthy lifestyle, like
UltimateMe.  <http://www.health.mil/UltimateMe> UltimateMe is a secure, online
wellness platform for the military community to get a better understanding of
their health with personalized content and interactive tools to improve health
and address problem behaviors. 

See your health care provider and talk about your overall health. Use the
preventive care services offered by your health plan. To see what TRICARE
covers, visit the
<http://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/BodyMeasurement.aspx> body
blood pressure,
cholesterol testing, and
<http://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/LipidPanel.aspx> lipid panel
pages in the  <http://www.tricare.mil/preventiveservices> preventive services
section of TRICARE.mil. 


For more information on spreading the word and raising support, visit
<https://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday/> National Wear Red DayR online. 


SOURCE:   TRICARE News Release at






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