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    Get Your Heart Into It . . . Wear Red on February 1, 2013


    Jefferson County Public Health reminds everyone that Friday, February 1, 2013 is National Wear Red Day. Wearing something red on February 1, is a simple, powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke.

    Jefferson County Public Health is organizing a photo opportunity at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 12 noon. Please join us and wear your favorite red.

    Cardiovascular disease (heart disease & stroke) is the leading cause of death in Jefferson County and the nation. The good news is heart disease can often be prevented. Tackling known risk factors such as tobacco use, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and inactive lifestyle can greatly reduce risks for illness and death from heart disease.

    It’s important that individuals talk to a medical provider about risk factors, screening tests, lifestyle changes, and treatment services to prevent heart disease. 

    • For more information on heart disease and prevention, please visit the American Heart Association www.americanheart.org.
    • Act in Time! Learn the warning signs and the importance of calling 9-1-1 immediately at the onset of symptoms.
    • The health department also has handouts and other educational materials on heart health and reducing your risk factors: www.jeffco.us/health.
    • Get Involved in Healthy People Healthy Places Jeffco (a community collaboration working on a health improvement plan for Jefferson County.


    Nancy Braden
    Public Health Communications
    303-239-7137
    nbraden@jeffco.us

    January 22, 2013

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    Last Updated: 10-30-2013