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Cardiologist to lead 2020 Hudson Valley Heart Walk & 5K Fun Run

Dr. Simon Gorwara sees the impact of heart disease firsthand, every day. “Heart disease touches people from every community and from all walks of life. That’s why I’ve teamed up with the American Heart Association so that collectively, we can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives,” said Dr. Gorwara, managing

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The American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation continue to invest in congenital heart defect research with $1.3 million in new grants

Research to better understand and treat the number one birth defect in the United States, congenital heart defects (CHDs), is getting a boost thanks to a joint $1.3 million commitment from the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and The Children’s Heart Foundation, the nation’s

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Peter Connolly, Paul McCullough to chair 2020 Capital Region Heart Ball

Peter Connolly had been involved with the American Heart Association for a while, but saw firsthand the benefits of scientific advancement when he needed stents a year-and-a-half ago. Paul McCullough is a longtime supporter of the Capital Region and Saratoga communities, and was moved when he heard his fellow Saratogian Dr. Joy Lucas’ dramatic story

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Cardiac Kids 518 celebrate Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

1 in 100 children is born with a congenital heart defect, the most common birth defect. If it weren’t for the scars on their chests, though, most people wouldn’t know there was anything different about them. On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Capital Region Cardiac Kids chapter toured the Albany Airport and the Albany Airport Fire

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Governor’s budget needs to include ALL flavored tobacco products

Gov. Cuomo’s call for ending the sale of flavored e-cigarettes doesn’t go far enough, according to the American Heart Association. “We need to protect the health of all New Yorkers by prohibiting the sale of all flavors in all tobacco products,” said Caitlin O’Brien, J.D., New York State Director of Government Affairs for the American

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It’s time to eliminate the sale of ALL flavored tobacco products

Today, the American Heart Association was one of more than 40 organizations from across the state who came together with lawmakers to call for a full and immediate end to the sale of flavored tobacco products of any kind in New York.  The advocates representing social justice organizations, public health advocates, healthcare providers, and parent

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State of the State needed more health measures

 The American Heart Association, following the 2020 State of the State on January 8, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo should include more health measures in his continued positioning of New York as a progressive state. The Heart Association has specific proposals they call on the Governor to support: Expand the elimination of the sale of flavored

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Public health groups ask Gov. Cuomo to preserve public health spending

New York State’s Government Relations Director shared this letter that 16 public health organizations sent to Gov. Cuomo last week. It asks that budget lines for public health programs remain separate, not combined, to better benefit New Yorkers. Dear Gov. Cuomo, As organizations committed to encouraging healthier lifestyles and reducing the risks associated with chronic

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American Heart Association supports stronger tobacco control measures

 Governor Cuomo’s Proposal No. 9 in the 2020 State of the State to better address illegal cigarette sales by retailers is a helpful reminder of the dangers of tobacco use and nicotine addiction. “The Governor is spot on when he says that cigarettes claim thousands of lives each year,” said Caitlin O’Brien, J.D., the American