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Nature Trail Health and Rehab Center Observes “National Wear Red Day”

Skilled Nursing Facility Kicks Off Month Dedicated to Cardiovascular Health Awareness

Feb 17, 2023
Staff in red

The staff at Nature Trail Health and Rehab Center, the 74-bed subacute and skilled nursing facility, showed their support in the fight against heart disease by donning red attire on National Wear Red Day, observed on Friday, February 3. The initiative is part of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign to spread heart health awareness.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and largely preventable. To help reduce this toll, February is also American Heart Month, a time for the entire community to focus on improving cardiovascular health.

Nature Trail is observing both National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month. “We are focused on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle,” said the facility's CEO/administrator, Connie Bonner. "To help raise awareness, the staff has been changing the meal menu and providing soup and salad as healthy alternatives.”

Effects of Heart Disease on Women

Heart disease affects women differently than men, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Factors that can raise women's risk of coronary heart disease more than that of men include:

  • Diabetes
  • Low levels of HDL cholesterol
  • Mild to moderate high blood pressure
  • Smoking