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Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. If you’re a woman, it can affect you at age, at any time. It can also affect you differently from men. That's why Mercy Hospitals makes it a priority to educate women to improve your heart health.
Most women don't realize that their risk factors for heart disease are different than those of men. While age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and family history are known risk factors, there are other factors particular to women:
Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals joined forces with the American Heart Association to bring Go Red Por Tu Corazón to Kern County. The American Heart Association's Go Red Por Tu Corazón celebrates the energy, passion and power of Latina women and focuses on family and cultural traditions to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle.
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