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Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Health Department to Announce American Heart Month Awareness Campaigns

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February is American Heart Month, and Go Red for Women Day and the 9th Annual Red Dress Sunday are two of several planned events aimed at raising awareness of the risks of developing heart disease. Health Department initiatives to reduce heart disease risk through clinical and community prevention also will be spotlighted.
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01/28/2013

BALTIMORE, MD (January 28, 2013)––Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women in America as well as Baltimore City. As the leading cause of death in Baltimore City overall, heart disease is also a major cause of disability and a key contributor to the 20-year life expectancy gap among city neighborhoods. Many of these deaths are preventable. February is American Heart Month, and Go Red for Women Day and the 9th Annual Red Dress Sunday are two of several planned events aimed at raising awareness of the risks of developing heart disease. Health Department initiatives to reduce heart disease risk through clinical and community prevention also will be spotlighted.

WHO:
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Commissioner of Health Dr. Oxiris Barbot
Yvette Mingo, Executive Director/Vice President of Corporate Relations,
American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate
Dr. Shannon Winakur, Medical Director, Women’s Heart Center at Saint Agnes Hospital

WHEN: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: City Hall, Rotunda

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