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Omaha goes red for women

Friday is National Wear Red Day
Posted at 5:49 AM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 06:50:32-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - A sea of red will sweep across the country and into the heartland Friday.

The reason? To highlight what health experts say is the number one killer of women: heart disease.

Dubbed "National Wear Red Day," the American Heart Association's annual campaign encourages women to check their health, know the risks and be informed about prevention.

"Prevention is so critical and we know that 80 percent of the time,  heart disease is preventable in women," said Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a spokesperson.  "It's about lifestyle choices, your diet, exercise, managing your stress, and getting your numbers to goal - that's blood pressure, cholesterol, sugars and your weight."

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