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This week on Friday we will be celebrating 11 years of the “Going Red Campaign” by wearing Red on February 7th. It has been 11 years of support, fund raising, prevention and treatment of our country’s leading killer of women.

Historically, heart disease research and treatment have been focused on men. Heart disease is the NUMBER ONE KILLER OF WOMEN in America, taking more than 500,000 lives each year. That means of the 1 in 5 women who currently have heart disease, a third will die. Most people would think that breast cancer is women’s biggest killer. Not so. Heart disease takes 3 times more women’s lives than ALL cancers combined. So we need everyone’s help to fight this disease! 

Know the Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women. These are symptoms that most women brush off as stress, flu or perimenopausal…Do not wait to call for help if experiencing any of the following symptoms:

Jaw pain, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness, insomnia, pain or discomfort in one or both arms, shortness of breath with or without chest pain, indigestion and uncomfortable pressure or squeezing in the center of your chest.

Please support education of heart disease in women and spread the word!

WEAR RED!. You can also come by my office at Advanced Chiropractic Wellness Center in West Chester and pick up a red dress pin and wear it all month. Get in touch with your local chapter of the American Heart Association to see how you can donate to help the women in our community fight heart disease.


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Dr. Lauren Schofield is a native of Chester County. She was born and raised in Paoli; graduating from Conestoga High School. Combining her strengths of competitive sports and community awareness, Dr Lauren received a Bachelor Of Science degree in Corporate Fitness from the Department of Physical Therapy at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. It was her work as a fitness trainer and a chiropractic assistant that inspired her to return to school four years later to become a chiropractor. After receiving her Doctorate of Chiropractic in December of 1994 from Life University, she returned home to start her career as an associate doctor in a chiropractic office in Kennett Square. In September of 2001, Dr. Schofield was invited to take over a practice in her then hometown of West Chester. Her passion for chiropractic medicine, work experience, and interest in the community fueled Advanced Chiropractic Wellness Center to where it is today.