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Lockwood unlocks her story of living with Atrial fibrillation

RACINE — Denise Lockwood is the owner of the Racine County Eye, a journalist, and a woman living with Afib, also known as Atrial fibrillation. A model of a heart in the doctor’s office sits to educate people on heart disease. – Photo courtesy of Denise Lockwood In an attempt to educate the public about […]

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Free CT Heart Scans offered to Racine County Sheriff’s Office and their spouses

RACINE COUNTY — A new initiative led by Racine County is prioritizing the health of its law enforcement community by offering CT Heart Scans to all of the Racine County Sheriff’s Office employees and their spouses through September. The idea to offer CT Heart Scans is dedicated in memory of Racine County Sheriff Deputy Joshua […]

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Code Blue fundraiser on Sept. 4 supports first responders and heart health

RACINE COUNTY — Code Blue, a new committee building roots in Racine County, is on a mission to equip the community with funds and resources that support healthy living. Deputy Joshua LaForge – The organization of Code Blue comes after the heart attacks of Rikki Storbeck and the painful loss of Deputy Josh LaForge. Storbeck […]

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Heart health resources: 5 stories to read

February is American Heart Month. It is a time when Americans can devote attention to their heart health. The Racine County Eye and Kenosha Lens have curated a handful of heart-health-related stories from leading experts for Racine and Kenosha County residents to help focus their attention on their own cardiovascular health. Not only is American Heart […]

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Women and heart disease: Ascension Cardiologist talks about Wear Red Day 2023

RACINE, Wis. — National Wear Red Day unites people across the United States each February during American Heart Month to spread awareness about heart disease, especially its impact on women. On Feb. 3, Americans will focus on going red for women and community members will take strides to raise awareness for heart disease. Dr. Desiree […]