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Introduced Version Senate Resolution 13 History

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SENATE RESOLUTION 13

(By Senators Takubo, Plymale, Stollings and Prezioso)

[Introduced February 14, 2017]

 

Recognizing National Go Red For Women Day and the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke.

Whereas, National Go Red For Women Day was celebrated on February 3, 2017, raising awareness to the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke; and

Whereas, Cardiovascular diseases kill one in three women in the U. S., yet 80% of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented; and

 Whereas, Cardiovascular diseases and stroke kill one woman every 80 seconds in the U. S.; and

Whereas, An estimated 44 million women in the U. S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases; and

Whereas, Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease or stroke; and

Whereas, Women are less likely to call 911 for themselves when experiencing symptoms of a heart attack than they are if someone else were having a heart attack; and

Whereas, Only 36% of African-American women and 34% of Hispanic women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk compared with 65% of Caucasian women; and 

Whereas, The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement motivates women to learn their family history and to meet with a healthcare provider to determine their risk for cardiovascular diseases and stroke; and

Whereas, Women involved with the Go Red For Women movement live healthier lives; and

Whereas, Go Red For Women encourages women to take control of their heart health by knowing and managing these five numbers: Total Cholesterol; HDL (good) Cholesterol; blood pressure; blood sugar; body mass index (BMI); and

Whereas, By increasing awareness, speaking out about heart disease and empowering women to reduce their risk for cardiovascular diseases we can save thousands of lives each year; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate:

That the Senate hereby recognizes National Go Red For Women Day and the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to West Virginia Chapter of the American Heart Association.

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