"Women In Red Luncheon" addresses heart health

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Woodland Heights Medical Center celebrated their 5th annual "Women In Red Luncheon" Thursday afternoon. The luncheon focused on a varitey of women's health issues, including cardiovascular disease.

About 700 women attended the annual luncheon, as you can imagine, most of them were dressed in red. The ladies enjoyed a heart healthy lunch while listening to comedians and people from the medical community talk about ways to keep your heart in top notch shape.

"It's up to us as individuals to both help ourself be healthy and to help other people, including our families to encourage each other to do better," said Dr. Kevin Hudson, The Heart Institute. Hudson was one of the speakers at Thursday's luncheon.  He also said, "We can make a difference if we make the effort to do so."

Dr. Hudson said cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of woman. A few ways to prevent the disease include regular exercise, eating correctly and checking your cholesterol levels with your doctor.