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American Heart Association announces 2024 Maine Heart Walk leadership

Cardiovascular disease, which includes stroke, is the leading cause of death in Maine. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health, today announced that the 2024 Maine Heart Walk will take place on May 19th. The Heart Walk is part of a community campaign focused on engaging local companies,

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Plans underway for 2024 NH Go Red for Women Luncheon in Concord as American Heart Association celebrates centennial year

For nearly two decades, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign has raised awareness about women’s greatest health threat – cardiovascular disease. As the campaign celebrates 20 years of making an impact, and during the American Heart Association’s centennial year, the Association will hold its 2024 New Hampshire Go Red for Women Luncheon

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American Heart Association and Byrne Foundation present Upper Valley youth sports programs with lifesaving CPR kits

The American Heart Association, the worldwide leader in resuscitation science and education, added lifesavers to the chain of survival by providing youth sports organizations in the Upper Valley with CPR & First Aid in Youth Sports™ Training Kits.  A total of 30 kits, with the support of The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, were distributed

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Plans underway for 2024 Maine Go Red for Women Luncheon as American Heart Association’s celebrates its centennial year

Katie Rooks and Albert Swallow to receive Crystal Heart awards For nearly two decades, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign has raised awareness about women’s greatest health threat – cardiovascular disease. As the campaign celebrates 20 years of making an impact, and on the cusp of the American Heart Association’s 100th anniversary,

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October 29th is World Stroke Day: American Stroke Association offers new interactive tool to help people recognize common warning signs

Three-time stroke survivor from Middlebury, VT and his wife share their journey October 29 is World Stroke Day. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all – is dedicated to saving people from stroke. Stroke is the No. 2 cause of death in the

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Five-time stroke survivor from Kennebunk encourages women to question everything when it comes to warning signs

October 29th is World Stroke Day. Most adults in the U.S. don’t know the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke. New this year, by uploading a selfie and recording your voice, you can see and hear what some common stroke warning signs may look/sound like on you with the American Stroke Association’s new interactive F.A.S.T. experience. 

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How we will work with the NH legislature this coming session and how you can help!

New Hampshire is heading into the second year of our current legislative session.  Legislative bill filing occurs September into October, and the American Heart Association is seeking Prime Sponsors for our policies priorities during this time. We are also developing our strategy for implementation of grassroots advocacy and outreach, including coordinating plans with partner organizations.

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Genetic mutation at the heart of 4-year-old Portland boy’s condition

At just five days old and much to his parents’ surprise, Cooper Elliott of Portland was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect called coarctation of the aorta. In this condition, the aorta (main artery that carries blood from the heart to the body) is narrowed or constricted. This narrowing affects blood flow where the arteries branch out