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National Wear Red Day aims to raise awareness of women's heart disease

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GREENWICH -

February is Heart Month and today is National Wear Red Day, a day aimed at raising awareness of women's heart disease.

Communities across the U.S., as well as in western Connecticut, are taking part.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men, but the Division of Family Health in Greenwich says many women think it's a men's only disease.

They are hoping today, and every day, women will take their health to heart.

The goal is to reduce the risk of getting heart disease, so the Division of Family Health is offering free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings today in the Town Hall lobby.

Handouts with information on heart disease risk factors are also being handed out.

The risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes and lack of activity.

Public health nurses will also be on hand.

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