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Letter to the Editor: Heart Truth

Heart Truth

To the editor:

Each year one of every three women die from heart disease or stroke compared to one in 30 from breast cancer.

To learn more about heart disease and prevention, I would like to urge everyone to take advantage of the Go Red Events coming up Feb. 6, 7 and 8 in The Dalles. Thursday, Feb 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Water’s Edge, hear Dr. Lena Weinman, Columbia River Women’s Center, discuss hormone replacement therapy and heart disease and Dr. Kevin Wei, MCMC/OHSU Cardiology Clinic, speak about coronary artery disease. Wear Red Drink Red wine tasting from 5:30 to 6 p.m. with speakers from 6 to 8 p.m.

Then, on Friday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., attend the Heart Expo and noon Heart Walk at the Civic Auditorium. Enjoy free health screenings and interactive exhibits—and even get a massage. No registration is necessary.

On Saturday, Feb 8, you can participate in The Heart Truth 3k/5k walk/run or the 10k run at Kiwanis Pocket Park on Klindt Drive. On-site registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with kick-off at 10 a.m. You can register for this event at www.mcmc.net or pick up a registration form at the Planetree Health Resource Center, 200 E 4th St., The Dalles.

You can call 541-296-8444 for cost information for this event or for further information for any of the events.

The heart truth is…heart disease can largely be prevented. Take the time to find out what you can do to stay healthy!

Tracy Dugick and Linda Stahl

Mid-Columbia Medical Center

Go Red Event, Co Chairs

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