On Saturday, February 7, from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, the Health Ministry of Metropolitan will sponsor a Women’s Heart Month program featuring information and a fashion show in Douglass Hall. Come out and learn about heart health. Your contribution of $30 will cover all program activities, including lunch.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer. Black women suffer rates of heart disease that are twice as high as those among white women. Diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity and a family history of heart disease are all greatly prevalent among African-Americans and are major risk factors for heart disease. Black women need to know that women often experience heart attack symptoms that are different from those that occur in men. Although chest pain is the symptom most commonly associated with a heart attack, women may have chest pain that is not the most prominent or troubling symptom or may not experience chest pain at all.