Newborns get special red ‘heart’ hats in February

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Baby Damon Carter Henderson modeling one of the hats.

CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Babies born at Baptist Health Corbin during the month of February

Baptist volunteer Brenda Ferguson.

receive a made-with-love red hat from our volunteers.

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This red hat is a symbol, reminding our new moms and all women to guard their hearts by making healthy choices.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women – and men – in the United States, accounting for 1 in 4 deaths. Don’t be a statistic.

February is heart month and Baptist Corbin has used a variety of ways to not only celebrate but also educate the community, including knowing the warning signs of heart trouble.

Typical symptoms for a heart attack (although each person may experience them differently), include:

  • Severe pressure, fullness, squeezing pain and/or discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes
  • Pain or discomfort that spreads to the shoulders, neck, arms or jaw
  • Chest pain that
    • Increases in intensity
    • Is not relieved by rest or by taking nitroglycerin
    • Happens with any or all of the following additional symptoms:
      • Sweating, cool, clammy skin, and/or paleness
      • Shortness of breath
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Dizziness or fainting
      • Unexplained weakness or fatigue
      • Rapid or irregular pulse

It can be easy to confuse heart attack symptoms with other medical conditions or problems such as indigestion, pleurisy, pneumonia, heartburn, aches or pains in your chest caused by costochondritis (inflammation and tenderness of the cartilage that attaches the front of the ribs to the breastbone) and other disorders.

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 for assistance.

Baptist Health Corbin is a 273-bed, acute care facility providing a wide variety of healthcare services to the residents of Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell, Clay, McCreary, Harlan and Campbell counties in Kentucky and nearby Jellico, Tennessee.

Part of Louisville, Kentucky-based Baptist Health, the hospital offers 24 points of care in a full continuum from inpatient care to rehab services to behavioral health.

Formerly known as the Baptist Regional Medical Center, the hospital includes outpatient diagnostic, occupational medicine and physical therapy clinics.