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Published February 04, 2011, 03:20 PM

"Go Red For Women" Day

Around the country, people are hearing about the number one killer of women. Today is "Go Red For Women" Day.

Around the country, people are hearing about the number one killer of women.

Today is "Go Red For Women" day.

It's a day to create awareness about heart disease. Nearly one of three women die from heart disease or 460-thousand women each year.

If you think you have one of the warning signs of heart disease, see a doctor right away.

"It can vary from indigestion, jaw pain, elbow pain and shortness of breath, so symptoms can be present in many different ways, so we need to be aware of that," said Doctor Abdel Ahmed, Altru's Cardiology Section Chief.

Doctors say maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping cholesterol under control are keys to preventing heart disease.

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