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February 3, 2010

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February is American Heart Month! The American Heart Association (AHA), publishing partner of LWW, along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, encourages everyone to wear red on Friday, February 5, 2010 in support of women's heart disease awareness. This is part of the Go Red For Women initiative, designed to raise heart disease awareness and prevent cardiovascular disease and related conditions in women.

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