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Walla Walla General Hospital Goes Red

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Walla Walla General Hospital employees went red Friday, February 1, in honor of national Wear Red Day. More than 85 percent of WWGH employees wore red to show their support for women and the fight against heart disease.

Wear Red Day is part of the “Go Red for Women” movement which strives to educate people about heart disease like the fact that it’s the No. 1 killer of both women and men. WWGH’s Emergency Center sees more than 800 people each year for heart-related illnesses.

But heart disease is often preventable which is the message WWGH hopes to promote through events like Wear Red Day.

“You can help prevent heart disease,” says Linda Givens, director of WWGH’s critical care services. “Know your risk factors and work on those you can control, like not smoking, managing your blood pressure, getting regular exercise and maintaining a health weight.”