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.
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
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
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
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.
The Boston Heart Walk is getting a new look. The annual American Heart Association campaign is being transformed this year into a weeklong, digital celebration of the work being funded to improve the health of Greater Boston. The newly reimagined Boston Heart Walk will be held the week of October 19 and feature fun, daily
After more than a decade of driving a Boston city bus, Lorene Thomas was exhausted, overweight and depressed. “Sitting in that seat all the time, I gained weight and had high blood pressure,” Thomas said. The 64-year-old also felt traumatized after several scary incidents, including being threatened by a man with a knife. A visit
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
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
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,