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Health Minute: Go Red For Women

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You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

Go Red for Women is a national movement sponsored by the American Heart Association to end heart disease in women.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.

Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and diabetes.

“Go Red” is a call to women to exercise routinely, eat healthier, quit smoking, control blood pressure and cholesterol, and talk openly about heart health to raise awareness.

More information on Go Red for Women and heart disease can be found at

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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.

Cheraine Stanford is the Content Strategy Director at WPSU, responsible for developing the station's original productions across digital, radio and television.