Schliemann Center to kick off American Heart Month

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the country, but in most cases, it can be prevented. February is American Heart Month, and the Schliemann Center for Women's Health Education is encouraging the community to "go red" on Friday.

National Wear Red Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday of February, and thousands across the United States will wear red to unite in the national movement to give women a personal and urgent wake-up call about their risk for heart disease. Men and women can participate by wearing a red dress, shirt or tie, and the Schliemann Center is seeking out local residents to wear red, take a photo and share it with Baxter Regional Medical Center on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #GoRed and #TeamBRMC.

The Schliemann Center is also celebrating American Heart Month by hosting Girls' Night Out: Heart to Heart February 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 in the BRMC Lagerborg Dining Room. A panel will be led by cardiologists Dr. Patrick Tobbia and Dr. Otis Warr. There is no cost to attend, and dinner will be provided. Space is limited, and reservations are required. To register, enroll online, call 870-508-2345 or email Schliemann Center Stefany Isham at

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