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Babies go red at BR General for the hearts of the women in their lives

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Baby Avery wears her red cap at Baton Rouge General to support women’s heart health and share the lifesaving message with all women: “Love Your Heart.” Baby Avery wears her red cap at Baton Rouge General to support women’s heart health and share the lifesaving message with all women: “Love Your Heart.”
Members of Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center team get together to encourage women to “Love Your Heart” by taking charge of their heart health. Members of Baton Rouge General’s Birth Center team get together to encourage women to “Love Your Heart” by taking charge of their heart health.

News release from Baton Rouge General

BATON ROUGE, LA - Babies at Baton Rouge General Medical Center are dressed in red hats in support of women and the fight against heart disease throughout the month of February. By wearing red, the babies are sending a lifesaving message to their mothers and all of the women in their lives: Love Your Heart.

Heart disease is still women's number one killer, affecting more women than men and more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. That means many of the women in these babies' lives, including mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters, or even the babies themselves, could be affected by heart disease at some point during their lifetime.

Babies Go Red is an effort designed to bring awareness and is a part of Baton Rouge General's partnership with the American Heart Association's larger Go Red For Women campaign, celebrated in February each year. Heart disease can be prevented and the Go Red For Women movement is an effort that has the power to save lives. The campaign encourages women to improve their heart health while taking action to fight heart disease.

"It's important for women to take action to protect their heart health – know your risk factors, maintain healthy eating habits, exercise, don't smoke, and see your physician every year," said Dr. Taylar Childress, OB/GYN, Baton Rouge General Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology.

As a local major sponsor of Go Red For Women, Baton Rouge General is calling on our community to take steps today to love their heart by empowering themselves through conversations with their doctor about their heart health and talking with family about their health history. Visit Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral to share heart health tips and #StartAConversation today.

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