hidden Berks county executives named to leadership roles for Heart Walk.

Berks county executives named to leadership roles for Heart Walk.

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on ensuring longer, healthier lives for all, has named Judy Parker, EdD, MSL, BSBA, Chief Executive Officer of Encompass Health and Star Elliott, Business Development Director at Encompass Health, as co-chairs for the Greater Lehigh Valley and Berks County Heart Walk. In this role Parker

hidden Heart of NEPA Seeks to Train Community on Hands-Only CPR.

Heart of NEPA Seeks to Train Community on Hands-Only CPR.

Even as statewide restrictions start to ease from the COVID-19 pandemic, most Americans continue to spend most of their time at home. The odds of cardiac arrests in a home setting are likely to increase, according to the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives. Each

hidden Know Your Numbers this May, American Stroke Month

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 –

hidden New Jersey leaders unite for a common passion, pedaling their way towards better brain health for all.

New Jersey leaders unite for a common passion, pedaling their way towards better brain health for all.

Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 killer, and leading cause of disability. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is hosting CycleNation to raise awareness about that fact – and raise the funds to change the statistic. President and CEO of Titanium Industries and chair of Northern NJ CycleNation, Brett Paddock,

hidden Four Ways to Say YES! To Eating Heart Smart

Four Ways to Say YES! To Eating Heart Smart

By: Jill Hollander, Guest Blogger and Volunteer, American Heart Association Heart Month is officially over, but for many focusing on heart health is a daily priority. I was born with a congenital heart defect, had two open heart surgeries, and a heart transplant. My life has shown me that we get to choose how we

hidden Celebrating Mom’s Memory During American Heart Month

Celebrating Mom’s Memory During American Heart Month

By: Meredith Wright Whitaker “I just thought it was heartburn. I didn’t want you to worry.” “So many women don’t even realize they’re having a heart attack.” “She waited too long to come in after the first one.” These are some of the memories that surface when I recall the dark weeks of October 2015,