Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
EOVAHCS Goes Red For Women
The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System participated in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 1 to raise awareness of heart disease in women.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women and the most common cause of disability. According to a recent AHA survey, only one in 10 women named heart disease as the greatest threat to a woman’s health; six in 10 pointed to breast cancer.
This lack of awareness has consequences, such as misunderstanding symptoms or delaying seeking treatment.
VA provides a whole-health approach to care that treats the entire woman, not just the symptoms. Early heart disease may not cause any symptoms, so VA encourages women Veterans to get regular checkups with their providers and know their numbers.
If you have any questions about services for Women Veterans, please contact Susan Hartsell, RN, BSN, Women Veterans Program Manager, at 918-577-4277.
Visit our Women Veterans page.