Monday, February 1, 2010

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement Continues in 2010

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America. In fact, more women die of cardiovascular disease than the next 5 causes of death combined. That’s including cancer! But there’s something women can do. They can choose to speak up and fight the statistics by supporting the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red For Women movement.

There are many ways that a woman can become an advocate of women’s heart health. The first priority is to take care of herself. She can get empowered with the facts, find a community of support, make healthy changes to her diet and exercise. She can start with a heart check-up and then speak to her doctor about a lipid blood screen that will determine her cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids levels. By going to the American Heart Association’s website for Go Red for Women at, women can connect and share their heart experiences and be empowered with the support of other pro-active, positive women. By speaking up and spreading the word, together, they can help save lives.

Dr. Brenda Rooney’s goal is to utilize therapies which will provide her patients with the most efficient and expeditious recovery. Dr. Rooney conducts thorough physical examinations and reevaluations which include heart rate and blood pressure assessments. If any symptoms of heart disease or hypertension are present, she will put you in touch with a heart specialist. She is a member of the American Chiropractors Association and the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors. Dr. Rooney advocates a healthy diet appropriate for each individual and counsels patients how the nervous system controls heart rate and respiration. Chiropractic subluxations have assisted many patients with hypertension.

National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 5, 2010. The red dress pin is the American Heart Association’s symbol of women’s fight against heart disease. By joining the Go Red For Women movement, you become part of the fight against heart disease. A woman who Goes Red eats healthier, exercises more and loves her heart.

Dr. Rooney is a participant in the Go Red for Women movement.

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