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It's Go Red for Women Day

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People all over the country are wearing red on "Go Red for Women Day."

It's a day to recognize that heart disease is the number-one killer of women.

The American Heart Association created this day because of the perception that heart disease only affects men.

The organization says heart disease is just as much an issue for women, and that people should know a woman's heart attack symptoms can be different from those experienced by a man.
     
Women's symptoms can be more subtle -- things like unusual fatigue that can last for months, shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting.
     
They can also experience chest pain, but not necessarily the crushing chest pain men may feel during heart attacks.

 


A hospital in Missouri is now giving moms who can't produce milk the option of using donated breast milk for their babies while they're in the hospital.
     
A nearby milk bank in Kansas City keeps the donated breast milk frozen in sterile containers.

Doctors say breast milk is best, especially for preemies, because of their sensitive digestive systems.

Experts say milk banks fell out of favor decades ago because of concerns about infections, but they're making a comeback.

 

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