Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, is National Wear Red Day. What does it mean to wear
red on this day? The American Heart Association says that 1 in 3 women
die each year from heart disease and stroke. Setting aside one day to
wear red--the color of our hearts--is a reminder that heart disease is
the #1 killer of women, but lifestyle changes can reduce risk.
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Take a selfie with yourself and some friends all in red, then post it
on Twitter with #GoRedWearRed to spread the word about heart disease.
Learn more at www.goredforwomen.org.
There are many reasons that some people may be more likely to fall and get hurt, but many times falls are preventable.
One study found that the most common location for fall injuries in the home was the bathroom, including when people are hurrying to the bathroom. A National Institute on Aging statistic states that 80% of falls in the home happen in the bathroom.
A new study shows the positive impact of person-directed care on people who need assistance with activities of daily living.