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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Today is National ‘Go Red for Women' day - a day to wear red and bring awareness to the number one killer of women – heart disease. 

According to the University of Arizona Medical Center women are more likely to call a family member than 911 if they are experiencing a heart attack, and do not get the care they need in the emergency room.  UAMC advises calling 911 immediately if having a heart attack. 

The American Heart Association reports that more women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.  It is often silent, hidden and misunderstood. 

Currently an estimated eight million women in the U.S. are living with heart disease.  February is ‘Heart Month'; many people wonder what they can do show their support – wear red - to help get the message about heart disease out there.   

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