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Newborns Go Red for Women

Local TriStar Health hospitals ditch the traditional pink and blue stripe blankets for newborns with a bright red one — for a good reason, too.

You'll see a lot of red in the nursery at area TriStar Health hospitals. Newborns at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center (200 StoneCrest Blvd., Smyrna) receive a special red receiving blanket on Friday, Feb. 1. These blankets aim to raise awareness about women’s heart health in recognition of National Wear Red Day. These red blankets also take the place of the traditional striped ones and honor the women in these babies’ lives — their moms, sisters, grandmothers or aunts — who could be or have been affected by heart disease.

Other Hospitals That Will Go Red for Women

TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital 2221 Murphy Ave., Nashville TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center 355 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville TriStar Summit Medical Center 5655 Frist Blvd., Hermitage But, why all the fuss? In the U.S., cardiovascular disease claims the life of approximately one woman every 80 seconds. However, education and lifestyle changes may prevent 80 percent of them. So, it's clear why  TriStar Health joins Go Red For Women, which advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. They want to focus on and support educational programs that increase awareness of the effects of heart disease.   

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