An Apple Watch alert with lifesaving impact

An advocate for women’s health, access to care, and quality of care, Megan Buchholz is no stranger to the symptoms and the preventative measures adults should be aware of to live heart-healthy lives. She created the “Moms Matter” initiative, a program unique to Hampton Roads, providing home-based follow-up assistance and care for moms discharged from


Hundreds of Hampton Roads women benefit from American Heart Association blood pressure loaner program

High blood pressure is among the many risks that contribute to cardiovascular disease and stroke. According to the American Heart Association, women represent almost 52% of deaths from high blood pressure. As a risk that continues to aid in the expansion of kidney failure, eye damage and more, it is especially important for women to


Community Health: A priority in Portsmouth, Virginia

Wesley Community Service Center, located in Portsmouth, Virginia, a city in Hampton Roads comprised of approximately 72,820 adults; 38.2% of whom have reported suffering from high blood pressure, serves as a vital resource for individuals within the community. The American Heart Association Hampton Roads recently implemented their Blood Pressure Screening Initiative, for visitors of the


Go Red for Women® Luncheon: Hampton Roads women come together virtually once more to end heart disease and stroke

American Heart Association’s famous community impact movement returns to Hampton Roads Today the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced the 2022 Hampton Roads Go Red for Women® Luncheon will return to our community in a digital experience style. This signature event will be held


2x Olympic Gold Medalist encourages the community at Hampton Roads Southside Heart Walk

Hampton Roads residents, friends, colleagues, and community leaders welcomed Heart Walk back as an in-person experience with a new location hosted by the American Heart Association Hampton Roads, sponsored by Bon Secours. The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, continues to encourage an increase in physical activity with the Move


26-year-old, Elementary School Music Teacher Suffers a Stroke

“I never thought I would be the 1 out of 5 women to suffer from a stroke.” Said Christina Saldivar of Hampton, Virginia. It was a Monday morning, at approximately 11am, when Christina Saldivar began to feel nauseas. She was in between classes, giving herself some time to prepare for her next group of students.

hidden A local leader with a love for heart health

A local leader with a love for heart health

Amy Carrier, President, Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System to serve as 2021 Heart Challenge Chair The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, hosts Heart Challenge, a suite of activities and initiatives that include the Heart Walk, CycleNation, and Field Day events in the Hampton