To raise awareness of women and heart disease, Beebe Medical Association has joined the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement in Delaware to support “Go Red” activities during February, Heart Awareness Month.
Beebe Medical Center also is participating in a communitywide "Lewes Goes Red" effort. It has posted flyers around the hospital and large “Red Dress” logos in front of the hospital. Beebe also is sponsoring several events at the hospital for employees and visitors, including a raffle for a “Sweetheart Basket” that includes wine courtesy of Lynette Palen, dinner for two at Fish On!, and flowers from Windsor’s.
Ehtasham Qureshi, MD, Medical Director of Beebe’s Interventional Cardiology program, spoke at a reception February 6 at Cadbury at Lewes. The event was co-hosted by Beebe Medical Center and Cadbury at Lewes. On Thursday, February 14, Beebe is sponsoring an employee Jean’s Day fundraiser for an upcoming American Heart Association Walkathon.
Heart disease is the number 1 killer of men and women. And though death rates have dropped over the past 30 years, they have not dropped as much for women. The good news is that as awareness is improved, women are learning more about their risks and are practicing healthier lifestyles. They are eating more fruits and vegetables, exercising more, and visiting their doctors when they have risk factors for heart disease that include high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, as well as symptoms such as dizziness, pain in the chest and arms, irregular heart rhythms, and even nausea and intestinal discomfort. Remember that women do not necessarily have the same signs and symptoms as men for a heart attack. Learn more about heart disease and join us in building awareness. Visit www.heart.org/Delaware.