Inspirational Women

1-27-19: Go Red for Women, wear Red on Feb 1, learn about women's heart health, www.heart.org

Go Red for Women–wear red on Friday February 1. The Ambassadors for the 2019 American Heart month, Dr. Marina Jansen, cardiologist at CHI Franciscan, and Miriam Barnett, a Survivor, who underwent open heart surgery 2 years ago–share important information about women and heart disease. Heart disease continues to be the number 1 killer of women, so we need to know that it is different than it is for men. It may manifest as nausea, pain in the left arm, profuse sweating. Dr. Jansen tells us that knowing our numbers is key: blood pressure, cholesterol, and body mass index. Attend one of the 2 luncheons in our area: Seattle, at the Sheraton on March 21, and in Tacoma, at the Murano Hotel, March 13.

www.heart.org, www.chifranciscan.org