‘National Wear Red Day’ to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease

Today is National Wear Red Day, a day set out to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease.

Gulfport Memorial team members supported the cause by taking pictures with lovely messages on them to spread the word.

Here’s some statistics to pay attention to. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. In fact, despite the devastating toll of COVID-19, heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide.

Here are some tips to stay healthy and prevent cardiovascular disease. Jennifer Ratcliffe with Gulfport Memorial Hospital DNP Cardiac Services said, “First of all, I would encourage you to get in and make your appointment. Also, I would encourage you to do those things that you know to do. Get out, exercise. That’s still a very safe thing to do right now, getting outdoors and exercising. Watching your diet, moderating alcohol consumption, tobacco intake, all those things that we know to do.”

Gulfport Memorial Hospital will host a virtual 5K this month to encourage people to increase their heart health through exercise.

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