hidden Boston Heart Ball chair honored as one of pharma’s top leaders

Boston Heart Ball chair honored as one of pharma’s top leaders

Barry Greene, the president of Cambridge biotech company Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and chairman of this year’s Boston Heart and Stroke Ball, is one of 40 leaders to be recognized with the 2020 Red Jacket Award by PharmaVOICE magazine. Since 2014, PharmaVOICE has recognized inspiring, innovative, collaborative, and transformative individuals in the pharmaceutical industry with this award.

hidden Helping feed hard-hit transgender communities in Massachusetts

Helping feed hard-hit transgender communities in Massachusetts

Transgender residents living in Massachusetts, particularly people of color, have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. They face an unemployment rate more than three times the general population, homelessness and a lack of food, said Chastity Bowick, CEO of the Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts. When Lawrence Vinson learned about the crisis, he

hidden Map shows how drastically COVID-19 risk varies by Boston neighborhood

Map shows how drastically COVID-19 risk varies by Boston neighborhood

TIME published a story this week looking at data that shows how drastically the risk of COVID-19 infection varies from neighborhood to neighborhood within Boston. Using data from the City Health Dashboard, a project run by New York University Langone Health, TIME mapped Boston and its neighbor across the Charles River, Cambridge, to illustrate how

hidden Massachusetts Senate passes bill ensuring stroke patients are taken to best hospital, not closest

Massachusetts Senate passes bill ensuring stroke patients are taken to best hospital, not closest

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate voted on Thursday to support a bill that would ensure stroke patients get the best treatment as quickly as possible. The bill, which passed in a 40-0 vote, would allow first responders to transport stroke patients to the facilities best-equipped to treat them, rather than the closest, ensuring they immediately

hidden American Heart Association launches food drive at Greater Boston Chase branches

American Heart Association launches food drive at Greater Boston Chase branches

The American Heart Association is teaming up with JPMorgan Chase to provide healthy food to people in Greater Boston that need it most. Over the next three months, 19 Chase branches throughout the region will be collecting nonperishable, healthy food items that the American Heart Association will donate to organizations serving under-resourced communities in Boston.

hidden Telegram & Gazette: Massachusetts dispatchers to receive CPR training under proposed state bill

Telegram & Gazette: Massachusetts dispatchers to receive CPR training under proposed state bill

A single piece of legislation, if passed, could save as many as 500 lives a year in Massachusetts, according to a UMass Memorial Medical Center doctor, reports the Telegram & Gazette in a story published on Tuesday. The Worcester-based newspaper interviewed Dr. Joseph Sabato, an emergency medicine physician and American Heart Association volunteer, who argued

hidden NBC10 Boston: Massachusetts 911 law could save hundreds of lives

NBC10 Boston: Massachusetts 911 law could save hundreds of lives

Rebecca Scott is alive today because of CPR. The Wellesley resident collapsed and went into cardiac arrest while playing tennis last year. Luckily, someone nearby by knew CPR and was able to keep Scott alive. Not everyone who goes into cardiac arrest in Massachusetts is as fortunate. That’s why the American Heart Association supports a

hidden Boston Social Impact Fund recipient profiled on Channel 5

Boston Social Impact Fund recipient profiled on Channel 5

A Boston-based organization – financially supported by the American Heart Association – that helps dads overcome obstacles like jail sentences, addiction issues and financial strains was featured on WCVB Channel 5 this week. Started by Charles Daniels in 2011, Fathers’ Uplift is Boston’s first outpatient mental health center for fathers and families. The Dorchester-based organization,