HARTFORD-AREA RESIDENTS AND EMPLOYEES TAKE STEPS TO BEAT HEART DISEASE

The American Heart Association will hold its annual Hartford Heart Walk on Saturday, October 15 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Over 2,000 supporters and survivors are expected to attend and raise funds to support cardiovascular research and education.   Walk activities begin at 9:00am. Prior to the walk kick-off, participants can enjoy complimentary health screenings, a kid’s zone with [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

CO-CHAIRS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 HARTFORD HEART WALK

The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces that Aetna Foundation’s Dr. Garth Graham and Dr. MaryLynn Ostrowski will chair the 2016 Hartford Heart Walk.  The annual fundraising and awareness event will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Dr. Garth Graham, President of the [...]

By |September 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

FREE EVENT FOR CHILDREN WITH HEART DEFECTS

The American Heart Association is hosting an event for children with congenital heart defects (CHD) and their families to come together for fun activities, support and networking. The fourth annual Connecticut “Little Heart Hero Day” will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11th from 12 to 3 p.m. at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield. This free event is open to all Connecticut [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Tips for a Healthy Heart

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association provides 10 tips to keep your family happy and healthy this summer. Summer can bring many happy memories – family vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set. No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain [...]

By |June 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five F.A.S.T. Things You Should Know About Stroke

  May is American Stroke Month and the American Stroke Association wants you to know that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero when it comes to stroke, you just need to pay attention to the risk factors and know the warning signs. “Stroke is largely preventable and treatable,” said Joonun “Chris” Choi, M.D., and American Heart Association/American Stroke [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

KEVIN BROWN OF THE MOHEGAN TRIBE TO CHAIR HEART WALK AT THE MOHEGAN RESERVATION

Rocky Neck Heart Walk moves to the Mohegan Reservation for the first time as the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk! The American Heart Association announced that Kevin P. Brown Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe will chair the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk (formerly known as the Rocky Neck Heart Walk) on Sunday, September 25th at 10 a.m. (festivities at 9 a.m.) at [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

CHILDREN MAY DEVELOP HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Despite popular belief, teens, children and even babies can have high blood pressure, also called HBP or hypertension. It's not just a disease for the middle-aged and elderly. As with adults, early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or prevent the harmful consequences of this disease. High Blood Pressure in children can lead to heart and kidney disease. There are also [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stroke Coordinators Apply for Scholarship for NECC in RI

The NECC 11th Annual Summit October 20-21, 2016 Newport Marriott, Newport, RI Nancy Kostel-Donlon Stroke Coordinators Scholarship Call for Applications Deadline April 29, 2016 Nancy Kostel-Donlon, a stroke coordinator from St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, NY, suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and passed away on September 17, 2010. Nancy was a committed nurse, educator and mentor for the past 30 [...]

By |April 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

MARK NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH IN MARCH BY EATING NUTRITIOUSLY

HARTFORD, CT  – Two out of 3 adults and nearly 1 in 3 young people are overweight or obese. March is National Nutrition Month which offers an opportunity for Americans to jump start eating nutritiously, says the American Heart Association. “Most typical American diets are too high in calories from solid fats and added sugars, refined grains, sodium, and saturated [...]

By |March 17th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Save the CPR in Schools Law

UPDATE 3/17/16: Please add to your call list these Education Committee Vice-Chairs and Ranking Members:  Senator Gary Winfield- (860) 240-0393 Representative Robert Sanchez- (860) 240-8585 Senator Toni Boucher- (860) 240-8865 Representative Gail Lavielle- (860) 240-8700   The entire American Heart Association You're the Cure volunteers, and local volunteer and staff teams worked very hard last year to ensure that CPR [...]

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments