Thursday, February 14, 2019 03:04 PM

ERLANGER NEONATAL BABIES WEAR RED CAPS ON VALENTINE'S DAY ...

This Valentines Day specialists with Erlangers Heart and Lung Institute are educating new moms on the importance of heart health in a most unusual way. To create more awareness about heart disease - particularly in women - Erlanger partnered with members of St. Elmo Presbyterian Church and the Genuine Purl yarn shop to knit tiny red caps for neonatal intensive care babies at Erlanger East Hospital and Childrens Hospital at Erlanger on Valentines Day. "Knitters from as far away as Huntsville drove to Chattanooga to deliver red caps and participate in this heartfelt educational program for new moms,' organizers said.

Red caps were placed on all newborns and NICU babies on Valentines Day, and a card was presented to mothers bearing this message: Dear Mommy, Im wearing this cute little red hat to remind you to love your heart like you love me. Heart Disease is the number one killer of women. So please take care of your heart, because Im going need you a long time. Heart disease in women is more common than most people think, said University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Cardiovascular Disease Chief Fellow Dr. Kelly Wingerter, It is the leading cause of death in women in ...

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