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Babies at JMCGH Given Red Hats for Heart Month

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- Babies born in February at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital are getting a different look....they are all wearing red hats instead of the typical pink and blue.

That is because it is National Heart Awareness Month. The hospital said they are making the fashion statement to help raise awareness throughout the month.

The caps were donated by the hospital's General Volunteer Auxiliary
Hospital officials said they see this as a way of reminding their parents of the importance of heart health.

"All of these babies go home with wonderful families increases the awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women, " said Deena Kail, executive director of the West Tennessee Women's Center.

You can always take a free online heart risk assessment provided by West Tennessee Healthcare. Just look in the "Seen on 7" section of wbbjtv.com.