National "Wear Red Day" spreads heart disease awareness

By WEEK Producer

February 7, 2014 Updated Feb 8, 2014 at 12:10 AM CDT

People across the country are sporting the color red to promote awareness of women's heart health.

Even newborn babies in Greensboro, North Carolina showed their support.

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, deadlier than all cancers combined.

But there are ways to reduce your risk. The first is to get control of your blood pressure.

Diet and exercise can also help, as can some medications.

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