Saturday, February 7, 2015

Heart Disease - A long-Term Care Illness Posing A threat to Baby Boomer Women

In our previous blog, we joined millions of Americans in observing World Cancer Day to help spread awareness, prevention and treatment for the disease, today, we may see a lot of social media post about women wearing red dress with the hashtag #GoRedForWomen. Ever wondered why those women are all wearing red? Because its National Wear Red Day, which symbolizes the observation of heart disease awareness.
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Just like the world cancer day, people join hand in hand to end the leading cause of death especially for women - heart disease. Studies showed that heart disease causes 1 in 3 women's deaths each year, considered as more deadlier than cancer, it is also an illness that requires long-term care services and support, it usually requires nursing home care which, based on Longtermcareprimer is much more expensive than any other long-term care settings. . Women have higher risk factor or developing heart condition, thus, organization like the American Heart Association advocates a more thorough and faster research to address this issue.

The move to encourage more people, particularly women, to educate themselves and be aware of the misconception about this deadly illness is one way to lessen, if not eradicate, the challenges that women and baby boomers are facing in dealing with different heart condition. This illness affects people regardless of their gender (although it is more prevalent in women), races, status and age.

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