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Making an impact together by shaping the future of health

Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.

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Women Often Neglect Their Own Health While Taking Care of Others

Women so often take care of others that they may neglect their own health needs. Putting themselves first can assure they’re healthy enough to still look after their loved ones. “Scheduling time for you on your daily list is really important,” said Jennifer Mieres, M.D., a professor of cardiology at Zucker School of Medicine at Nofstra/Northwell.

Prioritizing care for others, women often neglect their own health
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Sugary Drinks Increase Heart Risks for Women

Beverages, such as soft drinks, sweetened bottles of water or tea, and fruit drinks, are the biggest source of added sugars in the American diet. Women who drink one or more sweetened drinks a day increase their risk of cardiovascular disease by 20%, research shows.

Women Have Lower Chances of Being Resuscitated

Bystanders are less likely to give women CPR and when they do women have lower survival rates than men.

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Go Red for Women Luncheons

Luncheons are a great way to get involved with the American Heart Association in your local community and truly make an impact.