The American Heart Association launches Innovation Challenge to Identify Health Solutions that Address Social Determinants of Health

Applications sought through June 8 for initiative that awards $30,000 in grants   The American Heart Association is seeking applicants for the 2018 Northeast Health Equity Consortium Innovation Challenge, a grant-based initiative to identify innovative, clearly-defined solutions to improve the health and well-being in urban communities in New England, New York and New Jersey.   Community environments play a crucial [...]

By |May 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Connecticut Residents Can Fight A Silent Killer With Blood Pressure Management Program

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over thirty percent of adults in Connecticut have high blood pressure and many more may be at risk.   The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, offers the free Check. Change. Control. ® program to help individuals identify, track, lower and maintain healthy blood pressure levels. As part of the program, participants [...]

By |April 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anthem President Supports Heart Health in New Haven

The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Jill Hummel, president, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, as chair of the 2018 Greater New Haven Heart Walk. The 2018 New Haven Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, May 5. Registration opens at 9:00am and the Walk kicks off at 10:00am at [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Four tips to move more in April

The American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good™ Challenges All People to Move More and Live More Staying active is a no-brainer when it comes to improving how you look and feel, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 56.1 percent of New York adults are getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity. This month the [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

CONNECTICUT KIDS MEET WITH LAWMAKERS TO PUSH SALE AGE OF TOBACCO TO 21

Kids to share 21 reasons for supporting Tobacco 21 in CT Students from around Connecticut participate in a press conference at the State Capitol showing support of raising the tobacco sale age to 21. Today, students of all ages came to the Connecticut Legislative Building to meet with legislators and share reasons for supporting ‘Tobacco 21’- raising the sale age [...]

By |March 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nutrition Tips For Healthier Families

March is National Nutrition Month and the American Heart Association is working to help kids and families live heart-healthy lives by setting healthier diet goals. About one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese, which can lead to a broad range of health problems. You can help your child develop healthy habits early in life that will [...]

By |March 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

“If I Had Not Questioned the Evaluation, I Would Not Be Here Today”

I have always tried to be healthy - I go to the gym to workout, eat healthy, rarely drink, never smoked, and yet I am a survivor of heart disease. It started years ago when I learned that I had a heart murmur. The heart murmur required no medications, but just something one lives with based on its condition.  Over [...]

By |February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The American Stroke Association receives $11.1 million gift from The Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, announces its fifth major philanthropic gift from the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation. With its latest gift, the Bugher Foundation will invest more than $11.1 million to fund the creation of a new targeted research network in hemorrhagic [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mike’s Story

I have no recollection of the day that changed my life forever. I’ll only be able to tell the stories that I’ve been told. The evening of my sudden cardiac arrest, the doctors told my parents that I had a one in a million chance to survive. Although I’ve had many experiences that I will never forget, I will never [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Super Simple Game Day Playbook

The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association set the scrimmage line on game day feasts.  It’s time for the big game, and you know what that means! Time to grab your jersey, don your lucky socks, and grab some munchies before kickoff. But can you keep it healthy at your game-watching bash? Yes! Whether you’re cheering on your favorite [...]

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments