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February 3: Go Red for Women Day

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The American Heart Association is hosting the 14th annual National Wear Red Day proclamation in Chattanooga on Friday, February 3.

A ceremony will be held at City Hall starting at 9 a.m.

The purpose of "Go Red" day is to bring attention to heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number 1 killer of women, even over cancer.

Symptoms of a heart attack in women can be different than in men and can be more subtle than obvious chest pain. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, they can include

  • neck, jaw, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort
  • shortness of breath
  • pain in one or both arms
  • nausea or vomiting
  • sweating
  • lightheadedness or dizziness
  • unusual fatigue
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