Mercy Medical Center hosted a reception this morning to bring awareness of heart disease among Americans.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in this country.
"We emphasize the importance of heart and the over all cardiovascular health of general population including good diet habits, and stop smoking, exercise and keep yourself fit and healthy,"said Dr. Ramin Artang, Mercy Cardiologist.
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's also hosted a reception this morning which stressed the importance of living a healthier lifestyle.
According to the American Heart Association, approximately one woman every minute dies from heart disease.
"Everybody has to be accountable. Healthcare costs in this country keep going up and a big part of that is that we all need to be accountable for our own health and well-being. It really starts at home and everybody making good choices," said Lynn Wold, UnityPoint St. Luke's Chief Operating Officer.
Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott read a proclamation at each of the hospitals Friday declaring it Wear Red Day.
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