Glenwood goes red for American Heart Month

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Volunteers produced more than 213,000 hats to share with 880 hospitals across the country, or more than twice as many hats as were collected a year ago, Alexson Calahan, a spokeswoman for the American Heart Association, told TODAY.

She says women are under-researched, under-diagnosed, under-treated, under-supported and under aware.

It's clinicians, too. And women are dying because of it.

"We know when a woman has a heart attack compared to a man, she's twice as likely to die of a heart attack than compared to a man", said Goswami. She quit smoking and her high-stress corporate job and bought a Curves gym in Gatineau.

Though it may not technically be Michelle's birthday, she did consider it to be the day that gave her life.

That is one of the key findings in a report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, called "Ms". "It's the key for overall health, not just heart health".

American Heart Association Regional Director Gina Chapman says it's a topic that needs more awareness.

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If Davidson would have doubted some of her early stroke symptoms, it could have easily been fatal, she said.

Those symptoms include: chest discomfort, pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain, burning or heaviness and sweating.

She also says that women who have a family history of heart issues should visit their doctor to be evaluated and to set a baseline for their own heart health. "With me being a woman and going through it, this really gives me the opportunity to share my story, to speak out, to put a face with heart disease".

What We Do: To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients.

Jo-Anne Swanson feels lucky to be alive. Be healthy, be active and listen to your body.

If Lee had not pushed for a second opinion and questioning her doctors, she would not be in the place where she is today, if alive at all, she said.

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