Go Red for Women

Heart disease currently ranks as the #1 killer of both men AND women, but only 1 in 5 women will recognize the symptoms of heart disease, because they appear in much more subtle ways.  Dr. Allen Goldberg, Executive Director of U.S. Medical Affairs at Merck and Co. explains some of those symptoms, and why it’s so important to know your own medical records and numbers.  Heart attack survivors Jane O’Neill and Susan Field also share their personal stories, including what mistakes they believe they made in ignoring their body’s signals, and what changes they’ve made in their lives since to be more heart healthy.  To assess your own risk for heart disease, visit GoRedforWomen.org.