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Cuero Regional Hospital Encourages Public To GO RED and Wear Red Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Monday, November 18, 2019

Contact: Emily Weatherly

Cuero Regional Hospital Encourages Public To GO RED and Wear Red Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Cuero, Texas: Friday, February 7, 2020 is National Wear Red Day®. Cuero Regional Hospital encourages you to wear your favorite RED shirt or outfit and support heart education on this day. Submit your GO RED photo (individual or with co-workers/family/group) on Cuero Regional Hospital’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cuerohospital/

One lucky photo submitter will receive a one month membership to Bfit Cuero Wellness Center and a $25 HEB gift card. Drawing will be held Feb. 10 at 5 p.m.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men die from heart disease each year. By supporting National Wear Red Day®, you help support educational programs aimed to increase awareness for women regarding cardiovascular health. From The American Heart Association’s website, it’s no longer just about wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all women making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without.

Risk Factors That Can Be Managed, according to The American Heart Association.
You can control or treat these risk factors with lifestyle changes and your healthcare provider's help:

  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Lack of regular activity
  • Obesity or overweight
  • Diabetes

Risk Factors You Can't Control, according to The American Heart Association. You can't change these risk factors:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Heredity (family health history)
  • Race
  • Previous stroke or heart attack

Learn more about risk factors at: https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/know-your-risk/risk-factors

To help combat heart disease, Cuero Regional Hospital wants you to know your numbers. Cuero Regional Hospital is offering a heart calcification screening at a reduced price of $165 during the month of February. Specific appointments can be made for Feb. 21 or 28 between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. by calling 361-275-0170. Or, register for your screening at the Heart & Sole Heart Walk set for Feb. 8 with registration at 8 a.m. and walk at 9 a.m. at Gobbler Stadium. The quick screening measures the amount of plaque in the heart arteries and a lipid profile (lab work) will also be completed to determine total cholesterol levels. This information is predictive of coronary heart disease, and with the help of a physician’s plan, can reduce the risk of heart attack. To schedule an appointment, call 361-275-0170.

Mark your calendars and don’t forget to GO RED on Friday, Feb.7 and post your red photos to CRH’s Facebook page. Cuero Regional Hospital is located at 2550 N. Esplanade in Cuero, Texas and offers an ED- Level IV Trauma Center, on-staff General Surgeon, and a Tele Stroke and Tele Cardiology program. For more information, please visit www.cuerohospital.org or call (361) 275-6191. Follow Cuero Regional Hospital on Facebook for the latest updates.