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April McLane – A Story of Survival for American Stroke Month

Tom McLane, April’s husband, helps share his wife’s story. April lives fierce every single day and, as you’ll soon learn, she continues to overcome her complications from stroke while maintaining an active, happy life.    On June 18, 2014, April had a massive stroke. She was a healthy 37-year-old mother of two who had no

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Digital Health Expo kicks off on May 10

America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2021 is different than ever before, including its Health Expo. Both events are digital this year. The Digital Health Expo Week of Wellness takes place May 10 – May 14, on the Facebook event page for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. People who have registered for America’s Greatest

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Dr. Keith Churchwell Honored for Contribution of National Significance

Dr. Keith Churchwell will receive the Award of Meritorious Achievement from the American Heart Association. For Dr. Keith Churchwell, a cardiologist and president of Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, COVID-19 is “telling us a lot about ourselves.” The longtime hospital administrator and American Heart Association volunteer leader considers the pandemic a stress test on

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Stevie Mooney – A Mother’s Story of Survival

Stevie Mooney is a woman who truly “lives fierce”, being a mother, wife, coach, teacher and more! She has an active lifestyle but her life took a major change when she suffered a heart attack. Here is her story, which will amaze and inspire you! Hi! My name is Stevie Mooney and I would like

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Women face unique risks for high blood pressure and stroke

Women have a lot on their plates, and sometimes important self-care can take a back seat to work, family and other obligations. In fact, nearly 50% of adult women have high blood pressure, and nearly three-quarters of those with high blood pressure don’t have it under control. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can significantly increase a

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Live Fierce NYC: Month 3

Month 3:  Reduce Your Risk This third month of our Live Fierce NYC Resiliency program is all about reducing your risk and preventing heart disease and stroke. We’re going to focus on identifying the signs and symptoms of a stroke F.A.S.T., improving our brain health, knowing your numbers, and getting active! Week 1: Move More

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Find your fierce with 5 tips to move more throughout the day.

One in four U.S. adults are sitting for longer than eight hours each day, and this lack of activity is bad for mental and physical health. The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is urging adults to move more and sit less throughout the day.

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Know Your Numbers this May, American Stroke Month

The last year has been stressful for everyone. But women in particular have felt the increased pressures of pandemic parenting, juggling Zoom meetings with household chores, and keeping everyone healthy. And while they’ve risen to the challenges, with rising stress often comes rising blood pressure. High blood pressure is the leading cause of stroke –