Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease

This winter season will bring cooler temperatures and ice and snow for some. For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. It’s important to know how cold weather can affect your heart, especially if you have cardiovascular disease.  Some people who are outdoors in cold weather should avoid sudden exertion, like lifting a heavy shovel full of snow. [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

KEEPING THE FAMILY HEALTHY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Family holiday traditions include trimming trees, lighting candles, and making traditional foods and sweets we know and love. But it is also a time when adults and children can overindulge. And today, with about one in three American kids and teens overweight or obese, it is more important than ever to make smart, heart healthy choices for the entire family. [...]

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

HARTFORD HEART BALL BRINGS STROKE INTO THE SPOTLIGHT

The American Heart Association’s annual Hartford Heart Ball will take place on Saturday, November 19, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The gala is the American Heart Association’s premiere annual event focusing on stroke, the No. 5 killer in the United States and the    No. 1 cause of disability, according to the American Heart Association. The 2016 Heart Ball theme is [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Poll Shows New Haven Residents Overwhelmingly Support Healthier Food and Beverage Options

A recent survey of over 400 New Haven residents shows that more than eight in ten respondents (83%) favor a local policy that would ensure healthier food and beverage options are available at workplaces and public places. Nine in ten (91%) of the respondents favor resources being dedicated to building or improving stores, or establishing farmer’s markets or mobile markets [...]

By |October 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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