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Mississippi knows The Heart Truth: Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour signed a Proclamation declaring 2004 as a year of awareness for women to know their risk for heart disease, the number one killer of women in Mississippi and the nation. First Lady Marsha Barbour is serving as the honorary chairwoman of the Mississippi Heart Truth campaign. Statistics show one of every three American women is dying of heart disease. To help change this, health care organizations across the state have joined the Mississippi Heart Truth campaign for 2004. The Heart Truth campaign and its Red Dress symbol are raising awareness nationwide about women and heart disease. Learn more >

What's New

Study: Heart Disease Myths Cause Increased Risk for Women - A recent study found that physicians are less likely to recommend preventive heart-disease treatments for women because many have the misperception women are at less risk than men, according to an American Heart Association press release. The study, which appeared in the Jan. 31 issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, found that even though one in five physicians agree women die more often of heart disease than men each year, physicians were less likely to offer appropriate preventative therapy to women. The study concluded increased education and awareness for health care providers about heart disease risks for women is necessary. For more information, visit www.americanheart.org.

Mississippi Heart Truth Campaign Recognized in Washington - Baptist Health Systems was chosen to present the public relation plans and tremendous results so far of their Mississippi Heart Truth Campaign in Washington DC in September. Due to the campaign's success, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide picked Baptist as the only hospital to make a presentation during the national panel discussion meeting. PRAM Central members Ginger Cocke and Robby Channell made the presentation.

Help Yourself to Heart Health - A new American Heart Association (AHA) quiz offers free, customized health information for people who have questions and concerns about their health specific to cardiovascular disease and stroke. The Learn and Live Quiz teaches people about their risk for cardiovascular disease and could help them live longer, healthier lives. The quiz, which takes a few minutes to complete, includes 15 questions about general health, diet, exercise, smoking, and weight. Personalized results enable people to identify potential cardiovascular health issues. The quiz also offers appropriate educational information. You can find the Learn and Live Quiz here, or you can phone 1-888-AHA-CARES. The quiz is available in English and Spanish.

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The Project, a collection of 19 red dresses from America's most prestigious designers and a specially designed Red Dress Pin, is the centerpiece of a national campaignóThe Heart Truth. The designers included Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Luca Luca, Oscar de la Renta, Nicole Miller, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Carmen Marc Valvo, Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Chaiken, Vivienne Tam, Anne Klein, Catherine Malandrino, Marc Jacobs and Badgley Mischka. More about the Red Dresses >

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