On March 30th, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed legislation extending Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months. Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are the leading cause of maternal mortality in the U.S., accounting for over a third of pregnancy-related deaths. Cause-specific mortality from heart disease and stroke is highest in the 6 weeks to a year
The American Heart Association will hold its 2022 New Hampshire Go Red for Women® Luncheon on April 20th at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth. The Association’s signature event is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research.
The American Heart Association’s 2022 Vermont Go Red for Women® Event will be held on April 6th at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain. The Go Red for Women event is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in women, as well as generate funds for lifesaving heart disease and stroke research. Rather than the traditional
The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, will hold its 15th annual Maine Go Red for Women® Luncheon on March 23 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. The Go Red for Women Luncheon, chaired by Joan Smith, Principal with Baker Newman Noyes,
Starting during American Heart Month this February, about 140 schools representing 4,000 students in Vermont will spotlight the importance of students’ mental and physical health through the American Heart Association’s school-based programs Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge. Throughout the school year, schools will work with students in a variety of ways to activate
Written by Muffy Tostevin, Saco I lived a charmed life until 2012, the year I retired at 65 from my many years as a teacher, coach, and later as a school principal in Lewiston. I was a free-range kid with, six siblings and great parents. I grew up on the coast surrounded by pastures, coves,
As pretty as new-fallen snow appears, shoveling sidewalks and driveways can be deadly. According to the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, many people may face an increased risk of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest after shoveling heavy snow. The heart-health hazards of
New Hampshire state lawmakers have been busy and we are pleased to update you on one of our top issues we’ve been working on: A hearing was held in Senate Education Committee, Tuesday, January 11, on Water Bottle Filling Stations in Schools (SB 233). Committee Members took a vote to recommend the bill be passed
Anna DeLuca recently joined the American Heart Association as Development Director for Maine. DeLuca will manage all Go Red for Women-related events, activities, and volunteers throughout the state. Most recently, she served with the American Red Cross. DeLuca is a graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
Do you know the number one killer of new moms is heart disease? We are committed to helping make sure that they are taking care of their heart health. That’s why we’re excited that state legislation to help protect their heart health is starting to move through the Vermont Legislature! This legislation would expand Medicaid