Go Red For Women Chicago Chapter Plans Big Event
Last year, Chicago was the largest and most successful Go Red chapter nationally and is working to achieve the same recognition and even higher levels of funding. If your business is interested in contributing (as well as establishing visibility in the Chicagoland area), please let me know. There are a range of options that provide different levels of recognition in advertisements, printed materials and at upcoming events.
In the meantime, why not take the quiz below to see whether you have one or more risk factors for heart disease and learn where to focus your efforts to reduce your risk? Then work with your healthcare provider to reduce, control or prevent as many as you can. You'll be glad you did and so will your loved ones.
___ Age and Gender. I am a woman over 50 years old.
___ Family History. My father or brother had a heart attack before age 55, OR my mother or sister had one before age 65, OR my mother, father, sister, brother or grandparent had a stroke.
___ Heart Disease Medical History. I have coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation or other heart condition(s), OR I've had a heart attack.
___ Stroke Medical History. I've been told that I have carotid artery disease, OR I've had a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack), OR I have a disease of the leg arteries, a high red blood cell count or sickle cell anemia.
___ Blood Pressure. My blood pressure is 140/90mm Hg or higher (high blood pressure), OR a health professional has said my blood pressure is high, OR I need drugs to control my blood pressure, OR I don't know what my blood pressure is, OR my blood pressure is 120-139/80-89 mm Hg (considered pre-hypertensive).