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Published on January 30, 2015

You'll be seeing red all over Feb. 6

UHS will be joining with the American Heart Association and the national Go Red for Women organization in observing Wear Red Day 2015.  It's all part of a campaign across all 50 states to raise awareness about the seriousness of women's heart-health issues.

A special ribbon-cutting event will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 in the lobby at UHS Vestal. So, stop by if you can!

And, look for special information tables devoted to women's cardiovascular health at UHS Stay Healthy in the Oakdale Mall, UHS Vestal on the Vestal Parkway, and the cafeterias at UHS Wilson Medical Center and UHS Binghamton General Hospital. 

You'll also find displays at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, UHS Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton, UHS Senior Living at Ideal and UHS Home Care.

And don't be surprised if you see many members of the UHS team attired in red clothing on Feb. 6!  That may include ladies turned out in red dresses, skirts, blouses, sweaters or scarves, and quite a few supportive gentlemen sporting red ties!

Heart disease is the Number One killer of women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined.  And heart attack symptoms in women may differ from those in men - so awareness is vitally important.

But there's plenty of good news.  Since Wear Red Day was launched in 2003, more women are losing weight, checking their cholesterol and talking with their doctors about heart disease.