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Women and heart health topic of Wednesday luncheon

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - It's time once again to go red.

Women and their heart health were the highlight at a luncheon Wednesday at Hart's Hill Inn.

About 500 people gathered to hear stories from women who have experienced heart disease. It's a way to drive the point home, that a few small and simple changes could save lives.

The chair of the Go Red Challenge says women often overlook symptoms of the No. 1 killer of both men and women.

"Women sometimes do have a tendency to take care of everything else before themselves, and that's what the message is about today," said Lauren Mattia, chair of Go Red for Women. "It's to recognize when something isn't quite right, to take those steps and talk to your doctor, talk to your husband, talk to anyone who can point you in the right direction to address it."

Ninety percent of women have one or more of the risk factors for developing heart disease.

To find out more about the Go Red Challenge, visit goredforwomen.org.

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