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Hearth Health

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women?

Heart disease impacts an estimated 43 million women and causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year. The Women’s Center is committed to raising awareness of this disease. We annually encourage students, staff and faculty to participate in National Wear Red Day as a part of the ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign.

In 2015, we challenged student organizations, residence halls, colleges and offices to join us in a social media campaign titled #KSUGoRed to raise awareness of women’s heart disease on campus.

Check out all of our 2015 campaign highlights!
The Facts:
  • Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
  • Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
  • An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease.
  • While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.
  • Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
Some “Heart Healthy” Campus Resources:
  • Recreational Services offers customized fitness programs, diet analyses as well as workshops and classes at a reduced cost for students.
  • Massage is an excellent way to help reduce stress and tension levels, increase flexibility and promote general relaxation of the mind, body and spirit. Recreational Services offers reduced fee massage services to students and members.
  • Food 4 Thought cafes located in White and Bowman halls offer fresh and nutritious food. Please note that Dining Services plans are not accepted.
  • The Center of Nutrition Outreach offers nutrition education as well as nutritional counseling and health assessments.