Friday, February 6, 2009

A little perspective for Wear Red Day

I was reading a study on the NHLBI that said more women are aware of the risk of heart disease, but breast cancer is still the disease they fear most. I don't wish to knock those who raise awareness of breast cancer, but I do wish to offer some perspective:

The breast self-exam, the doctor's exam, and the mammogram are only a part of the health picture. Who knows their cholesterol and blood pressure? Who knows that, more often than not, crushing chest pain is not a symptom of a heart attack in women?

And just to end on a less preachy note, another Wear Red sighting from Campbell's Soup.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your Da and I both wore red today! And, you've provided both of us with info we didn't know. Thanks, love.