Health reporter shares experience going through KU Hospital's heart program

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/apr/09/233056/ I hadn’t heard about [Kansas University Hospital’s A Change of Heart][1] program until I was invited to a brunch at Cedar Crest in spring 2010. Then-Gov. Mark Parkinson, and his wife, Stacy, wanted to roll out the program statewide. At least 100 people attended, from lawmakers to health providers, ...

Pics from Go Red For Women luncheon in Lawrence!

Karrey Britt

About 200 people attended the eighth annual Go Red For Women luncheon on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in the Kansas University Memorial Union ballroom. The event included a silent auction, exposition, luncheon and program. The event raised awareness about heart disease — the No. 1 killer of women — and ...

Lawrence resident encourages healthy habits after suffering heart attack at age 52

Karrey Britt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_JfF93d6js Julie Crowe suffered a massive heart attack just over a year ago at age 52. “I was very lucky — very lucky,” the Lawrence resident said Friday while attending the eighth annual Go Red For Woman Luncheon and Expo in Kansas Memorial Union’s ballroom. The event was a fund-raiser ...

Personal Story – Beating the “Widow Maker” Odds

Knologykansas

July 5, 2010 was just like any normal work day for Judy Eldridge, HR Generalist at Knology. She got up early, took a shower and prepared to go to work at her usual 7:00 a.m. time. With only minutes warning, she felt ill. Judy doesn’t miss days of work, so ...

Share Wear Red Day photos, heart disease stories for chance to attend Go Red luncheon Friday

Karrey Britt

Many of my co-workers at The World Company sported red on Friday, which was national Wear Red Day, to raise awareness about heart disease — America's No. 1 killer — and to support the [Go Red For Women][1] campaign. Way to go colleagues! If you, your friends and/or co-workers participated ...

KU Endowment participates in national Wear Red Day!

Karrey Britt

KU Endowment employees were sporting red on Friday to raise awareness about heart disease — America's No. 1 killer. http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2012/feb/5/229541/

Health Department staff go red for women

Lisa Horn

Clinic ran a little late today, but right at noon we were able to assemble just some of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department staff for a group picture. As you can tell, it's a sea of red here today! Do you know any of the women in the photo? She ...

Heartland Community Health Center Wears Red

Ali Edwards

Heartland Community Health Center wears red in celebration of Go Red Day! http://wellcommons.com/users/aliedwards/photos/2012/feb/3/229383/ http://wellcommons.com/users/aliedwards/photos/2012/feb/3/229384/ http://wellcommons.com/users/aliedwards/photos/2012/feb/3/229385/ http://wellcommons.com/users/aliedwards/photos/2012/feb/3/229386/

Wear Red

Michelle Derusseau

Today is Wear Red Day. For me it is like any other day. I start the day thanking God for another day and I wear red. Almost nine years after my heart attack at the age of 39 I proudly wear a red Road I.D. everyday and support Go Red ...

Friday is national 'Wear Red Day' to raise awareness about our No. 1 killer

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/aliedwards/photos/2011/feb/4/207294/ February is American Heart Month and the goal is to raise awareness about heart disease — the country's No. 1 killer. The [American Heart Association][1] will kick off its annual ["Go Red For Women"][2] movement Friday with National Wear Red Day. It urges everyone to support the fight against ...

A Father's Lessons of the Heart

Cindy Hart

http://wellcommons.com/users/hartcindy/photos/2012/feb/2/229332/ Last week marked the 14th anniversary of my father’s sudden death from heart disease. I wrote about it [here][1] on WellCommons last year when I made the connection between [American Heart Month][2] and how heart disease has affected me personally. It’s interesting that every year when January 24th would ...

February is Heart Month

Michelle Derusseau

Do you know the signs of heart attack and stroke? Have you had your cholesterol and blood pressure checked lately? Do you exercise regularly? Take a few minutes and visit heart.org Love your heart! http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2012/feb/1/229237/

Lawrence resident puts new heart healthy habits to use by fighting another disease — cancer

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/feb/11/207844/ Michelle Derusseau is a crusader. Last February, she shared [her personal experience of surviving a heart attack][1] at age 39 with about 200 people attending the annual Go Red for Women luncheon in Lawrence. She talked about how she ignored the early warning signs — fatigue, sweating, nausea — ...

Lawrence resident puts new heart healthy habits to use by fighting another disease — cancer

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/feb/11/207844/ Michelle Derusseau is a crusader. Last February, she shared [her personal experience of surviving a heart attack][1] at age 39 with about 200 people attending the annual Go Red for Women luncheon in Lawrence. She talked about how she ignored the early warning signs — fatigue, sweating, nausea — ...

Let's raise awareness about heart disease

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/TylerL/photos/2011/feb/4/207296/ It's [National Wear Red Day][1]! It's part of the [American Heart Association][2]'s campaign to raise awareness about heart disease — the No. 1 killer of women. It also kicks off American Heart Month. The WellCommons team is sporting red — whether it be earrings, shoes, blouses, pins or ties ...

Lawrence Go Red For Women Luncheon 2012

Michelle Derusseau

The 2012 Lawrence Go Red For Women Luncheon and Silent Auction will be held in the Kansas Union Ballroom on Feb 10, 2012. The silent auction begins at 10am. The luncheon begins at noon. Be sure to bid on this original painting by artist Mike Savage created especially for the ...

Classic heart attack symptoms often absent in women

Christine Metz

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/dec/01/225825/ Barbara Sufian was preparing lunch when she felt a sharp pain that radiated from her waist, up her back and to her right shoulder. “I was right in the middle of heart attack and had no idea what was going on,” Sufian said of the Oct. 24 medical emergency. ...

Women's Heart Health Support Group Meeting

Michelle Derusseau

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Women's Heart Health. We will meet at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Conference Room D on Wednesday, May 4th from 3pm-4pm. Cathy Porter from the WomenHeart National Coalition will be giving a presentation on Women and Heart Disease. http://www.womenheart.org/ http://wellcommons.com/users/AllHeart/photos/2011/apr/28/212908/

Red shoe walk/run to support Willow Domestic Violence Center

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/dec/03/203795/ The [Willow Domestic Violence Center][1] is having its first “Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: Red Shoe Walk and 5K” fundraiser. The event challenges women, children and men to walk a mile or run a 5K in support of survivors. Participants are encouraged to wear women’s shoes for the ...

Heart truths

Jessica Schilling

After years of happy Luddism, my parents finally caved in about a year and a half ago and bought mobile phones - including unlimited text messaging. And while I'll kvetch like mad about this whenever my own cell bill comes in the mail (my mom, turns out, is my NEW ...

Lawrence resident willing to start support group for heart disease

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/feb/11/207852/ Kudos to [Michelle Derusseau][1]! She has stepped forward to help start a [WomenHeart support group][2] in Lawrence — if there is an interest. > “I know that when I had my heart > attack at 39, I felt like I was on my > own although I did find ...

To survive a heart attack: Make the Call. Don't Miss a Beat!

Jane Stevens

http://wellcommons.com/users/jestevens/photos/2011/feb/11/207824/ At this moment, women are gathered at the Go Red for Women luncheon at the Oread Hotel to hear stories of women who have survived heart attacks and about how to lead heart-healthy lives. Did you know that every 90 seconds a woman in the United States has a ...

Speakers' stories make a difference at Go Red luncheon

Jessica Schilling

Today's Go Red luncheon wouldn't be complete without the speakers' stories - powerful testimonials from locals on how heart disease has touched their lives. Here's Michelle Derusseau's story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmeAgFkc5aI

Welcome to the Go Red Luncheon!

Monica Taylor

Jessica and I are here at the WellCommons booth getting to know some new people and eagerly awaiting a delicious lunch. Please stop by and visit with us if you're attending today! Would love to meet you, and tell you a little about WellCommons. There's some great stuff up for ...

Heart-healthy tips from my first cooking class at The Merc

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/feb/10/207697/ I took my first cooking class Monday at [The Merc][1]. The lesson was “Deliciously Heart Healthy Dinners” in recognition of [American Heart Month][2]. I took the $25 class in hopes of tasting some new foods and learning some new cooking skills, which doesn’t take much because I am more ...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital cardiologist to answer questions about heart health today

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2009/dec/18/183498/ Dr. Roger Dreiling, a cardiologist at [Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1], will participate in an online chat about heart health at 1 p.m. today on [WellCommons][2] as part of [American Heart Month][3]. Dreiling has been a cardiologist since 1984 and joined LMH in 2008. He specializes in clinical cardiology, interventional cardiology ...

Lawrence Plastic Surgery staff sports red

Karrey Britt

The staff at Lawrence Plastic Surgery wore red on Friday to raise awareness about heart disease. Way to go ladies! http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2011/feb/6/207414/

Mass Street goes red!

Jessica Schilling

We took a short walk Friday afternoon down Massachusetts to see which shoppers and merchants were decked out for Go Red. Look at who we found! http://wellcommons.com/users/ljw_jessicaschilling/photos/2011/feb/4/207299/ http://wellcommons.com/users/ljw_jessicaschilling/photos/2011/feb/4/207300/ http://wellcommons.com/users/ljw_jessicaschilling/photos/2011/feb/4/207301/ http://wellcommons.com/users/ljw_jessicaschilling/photos/2011/feb/4/207302/ http://wellcommons.com/users/ljw_jessicaschilling/photos/2011/feb/4/207303/ http://wellcommons.com/users/ljw_jessicaschilling/photos/2011/feb/4/207304/ http://wellcommons.com/users/ljw_jessicaschilling/photos/2011/feb/4/207305/ http://wellcommons.com/users/ljw_jessicaschilling/photos/2011/feb/4/207306/ http://wellcommons.com/users/ljw_jessicaschilling/photos/2011/feb/4/207307/ http://wellcommons.com/users/ljw_jessicaschilling/photos/2011/feb/4/207308/

Wearing Red at UNB!

Tylerl

The employees at The University National Bank on 2/4/11 wore their red and raised $155 for the Go Red for Women campaign! http://wellcommons.com/users/TylerL/photos/2011/feb/4/207296/

Heartland Community Health Center Wears Red

Ali Edwards

http://wellcommons.com/users/aliedwards/photos/2011/feb/4/207294/

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