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Women need to know risks of Heart Disease

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Friday is go red day to raise awareness about heart disease in women.

A lunch and learn session was held at the health department today to talk about the signs and risks of heart disease. Dr. Frances Ferguson says it's important to control blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and be careful about what you eat.

She says women must also be aware of just how deadly heart disease can be for them.  She said, "It is very much a misconception. One in four women actually die of a heart attack every year when you compare that to one in 30 women who die from breast cancer so it is a very common disease in women."

February is American Heart Month. Health workers are trying to raise awareness of heart disease, in order to prevent it.

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