To raise awareness of women and heart disease, Beebe Medical Association has joined the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement in Delaware to support Go Red activities during February, Heart Awareness Month.
Beebe Medical Center also is participating in community-wide Lewes Goes Red effort. Fliers have been posted around the hospital, and large Red Dress logos are in front of the hospital. Beebe also is sponsoring several events at the hospital for employees and visitors, including a raffle for a Sweetheart Basket that includes wine courtesy of Lynette Palen, dinner for two at Fish On and flowers from Windsor’s.
Ehtasham Qureshi, MD, medical director of Beebe’s Interventional Cardiology program, spoke at a reception Feb. 6 at Cadbury at Lewes. The event was cohosted by Beebe Medical Center and Cadbury at Lewes. On Thursday, Feb. 14, Beebe is sponsoring an employee Jean’s Day fundraiser for an upcoming American Heart Association Walkathon.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women. And though death rates have dropped over the past 30 years, they have not dropped as much for women. The good news is that as awareness is improved, women are learning more about their risks and are practicing healthier lifestyles. They are eating more fruits and vegetables, exercising more, and visiting their doctors when they have signs of heart disease, which include high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, as well as symptoms such as dizziness, pain in the chest and arms, irregular heart rhythms, and even nausea and intestinal discomfort. Women do not necessarily have the same signs and symptoms as men for a heart attack. Learn more about heart disease and help build awareness; go to www.heart.org/Delaware.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness and restore optimal health for the people residing, working or visiting in the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.beebemed.org.