Huggins Hospital employees take part in National Wear Red Day

Huggins Hospital employees take part in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 1. (COURTESY PHOTO)

WOLFEBORO — On Friday, Feb. 1, Huggins Hospital employees took part in National Wear Red Day by wearing red to work to help raise awareness among local women that cardiovascular disease is their No. 1 health threat.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. For women, cardiovascular disease is the cause of one in three deaths each year.

National Wear Red Day is a day when Americans nationwide wear red to help raise awareness of women’s cardiovascular disease. Huggins employees participated to show their support for the cause and reinforce the hospital’s vision of being the community’s home for health and wellbeing.

If you need care for your cardiovascular health, Huggins Hospital offers services close to home, including a cardio-pulmonary department complete with non-invasive testing and cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Huggins Hospital also collaborates with fellow GraniteOne Health member, Catholic Medical Center, to provide local access to cardiovascular specialists from the New England Heart & Vascular Institute. Go to hugginshospital.org under “services” for more information.

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