Today, FDA launched a new video blog that will focus on women’s health issues. The videos for this blog can be found here on the Transparency blog and on the FDA YouTube channel.
February 4th is National Wear Red Day which means women across the country will be wearing red to help raise awareness of women’s heart disease. Nearly 43 million women, one-third of all women in America, are living with or are at risk for heart disease. By some estimates that number could rise significantly by 2030. Heart disease is also the leading cause of death among women, claiming more lives than chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and lung cancer combined.
This video is part of our department’s The Heart Truth campaign, which gives women a wakeup call about the risks of heart disease but also supports them as they manage and avoid those risks. The campaign asks women to talk to their doctor, find out their risk, and take action today to lower it.
Please watch our video blog and let us know what you think in the comment area below so we can continue to improve these videos and better address your needs.
You can also find more women’s heart health information and materials at www.fda.gov/womenshearthealth.
Ann Witt, Transparency Initiative Coordinator