Memorial Health System Go Red for Women Heart Luncheon

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email
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Red everywhere for a good cause.

The Memorial Health System marked Go Red Month with a special luncheon at the Blennerhassett Hotel Thursday.

Vascular surgeon Dr. Shane Parmer says women tend to put others first and think it can't happen to them.

When it comes to heart disease they may present a little differently, even a little later in life.

So he says pay attention to your body and seek treatment if necessary.

"Whereas 10 years ago women were always thought to be protected by estrogen, that isn't always the case... and they just really need to pay attention to the signs," he says.

Dr. Parmer says the most critical thing women can do is stop smoking.

It affects your heart, risk for stroke, lung cancer and more.

Also, high activity level and good habits will translate to good heart health.

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