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Safety Class Teaches Head Start Families How to Propare for Emergencies On Thursday, January 17 the Chehalis made their own “cars” out of a Tribal Early Learning Programs had hoagie sandwich. They scooped it our monthly Parent Meeting. out the bread and flled it with sloppy joe meat. They used cucumbers Our main focus was a Safety Training for the wheels, tomatoes for the for our families. Chehalis Tribal Law headlights and drove their car right Enforcement graciously hosted the into their mouths. It was a great food event, and had Offcer Ramondi lead experience! the training for the evening. Offcer Ramondi talked with us about road Offcer Ramondi talked to the children safety, and emergency safety to keep about the importance of buckling our children safe while in our Early up! The children did such a great job Learning Program. Offcer Ramondi listening to Offcer Ramondi! There reminded us of everyday ways to stay were tons of t-shirts, lanyards, and safe on the road that we often forget helmets for all of our Parent Meeting about due to our busy lives. participants. We had a great family food activity Chehalis Tribal Officer Ramondi answers the Headstart Thank you Offcer Ramondi! for our dinner where the children children’s questions during the parent meeting. Community Wears Red In Support of Women’s Heart Health Do you know what causes heart minute. This buildup narrows the arteries, How can I prevent it? disease in women? What about the making it harder for blood to fow survival rate? Or whether women of „ 90 percent of women have one or through. If a blood clot forms, it can Many things can put you at risk all ethnicities share the same risk? more risk factors for developing stop the blood fow. This can cause a for these problems – one’s you can heart disease. heart attack or stroke. control, and others that you can’t. The fact is: heart disease is the Since 1984, more women than men But the key takeaway is that with No. 1 killer of women, causing have died each year from heart But it doesn’t end there. Heart the right information, education and 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s disease and the gap between men disease can take many other forms care, heart disease in women can be approximately one woman every and women’s survival continues to as well: treated, prevented and even ended. minute! But it doesn’t affect all widen. Studies show that healthy choices women alike, and the warning signs „ Heart failure or congestive heart have resulted in 330 fewer women for women aren’t the same in men. The symptoms of heart disease can failure, which means that the dying from heart disease per day. What’s more: These facts only begin be different in women vs. men, and heart is still working, but it isn’t Here are a few lifestyle changes you to scratch the surface. are often misunderstood. pumping blood as well as it should make: While 1 in 31 American women dies should, or getting enough oxygen. „ Don’t smoke Causes and Prevention of Heart from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 „ Arrhythmia or an abnormal Disease dies of heart disease. rhythm of the heart, which means „ Manage your blood sugar the heart is either beating too „ Get your blood pressure under It’s true: heart disease is the No. 1 It’s time to focus on fnding, and fast, too slow or irregularly. This control killer in women. Yet, only 1 in 5 becoming the solution. Here’s what can affect how well the heart is American women believe that heart you need to know about the causes functioning and whether or not „ Lower your cholesterol disease is her greatest health threat. of heart disease and ways you can the heart is able to pump enough Know your family history The truth is, women are less likely prevent it. blood to meet the body’s needs. „ to call 9-1-1 when experiencing „ Stay active symptoms of a heart attack What causes heart disease? „ Heart valve problems can lead themselves. It simply doesn’t occur to the heart not opening enough „ Lose weight to them to do so. And why would it? Heart disease affects the blood to allow proper blood fow. Eat healthy The bulk of media attention on the vessels and cardiovascular system. Sometimes the heart valves don’t „ disease is focused on men. Here are Numerous problems can result from close and blood leaks through, For more information you can go to more unsettling facts: this, many of which are related to or the valve leafets bulge or website: „ Heart disease causes 1 in 3 a process called atherosclerosis, a prolapse into the upper chamber, American Heart Association. women’s deaths each year, killing condition that develops when plaque causing blood to fow backward approximately one woman every builds up in the walls of the arteries. through them. Photo on next page...    Page 3
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