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The Central Coast goes red!

Broadcast date: 1/21/16

Our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are at risk. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 killers of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year– more than all cancers combined. 

That’s approximately one woman every minute. Heart disease in women requires more attention, more research and swifter action. But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. But there is hope. 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. Get informed about the risks of heart disease and stroke. Know the red flags. Know your heart health story.

Join host Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with Joe Piscatella, the longest-lived survivor of bypass surgery in the country and advocate of healthy living, Joslynn Jarrett Skelton, Moms with Heart participant, and Emily Reneau, the Business Development Director with the San Luis Obispo County American Heart Association as they discuss misconceptions about heart disease in women that could be putting you or a loved one at risk.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.