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43-year-old never expected a stroke

Mickey Orta attributed  a week of migraines and pain in the back of his head to work travel. But on a Friday night in March 2019, on his way to dinner with his wife, Maggie, the then-43-year-old felt a little queasy and off balance as they walked to the hostess station. Seated in the booth,

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Capraro and Esche chairing CycleNation in the Mohawk Valley

Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 killer, and leading cause of disability. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is hosting CycleNation to raise awareness about that fact – and raise the funds to change the statistic. Gerard Capraro, Ph.D., founder of Capraro Technologies, and Mr. Rob Esche, president and founder

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Health professionals chair Go Red for Women Empowered Summit

They are both in their 30s, investing in their careers and in their families – something they see as typical of women their age. They also agree that women’s heart health is often overlooked in the day-to-day lives of the “everywoman” whom they represent. In these days of COVID-19, the need for good health has

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Neurosurgeon; PR executive to chair CycleNation in the Capital Region

Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 killer, and leading cause of disability. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is hosting CycleNation to raise awareness about that fact – and raise the funds to change the statistic. Alan Boulos, M.D., Chair of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of the Neurosciences Institute and Professor of

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Insurance Executive to chair Go Red for Women Luncheon

It was only after Susan Pagones’ mother passed away suddenly from heart disease that the family found clues that might have alerted them that she had been having heart issues. “It was 22 years ago, and I still get choked up talking about it,” Pagones said. “She was only 57 years old. She used to

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CycleNation Capital Region hosts Rally Day

Every 80 seconds, someone suffers a stroke. CycleNation is part of the American Stroke Association’s movement to change that statistic. From Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, participants across the nation are committing to cycle – or walk, hike, run, or engage in whatever kind of exercise they want – to rack up 1 million miles

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Utica CycleNation Rally Day set for Thursday, Sept. 24

Every 80 seconds, someone suffers a stroke. CycleNation is part of the American Stroke Association’s movement to change that statistic. From Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, participants across the nation are committing to cycle – or walk, hike, run, or engage in whatever kind of exercise they want – to rack up 1 million miles

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Four Utica-area organizations receive Community Impact Grants

Four Mohawk Valley organizations have received Community Impact Grants from the American Heart Association, for a total of $33,000. This year’s grant recipients all focus on healthy eating and food availability. “The Community Impact Grants help local groups start or continue projects aimed at improving the health of our community,” said Christine Kisiel, executive director

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Lawyer, Neurosurgeon head Capital Region NY board

Albany, New York – Jennifer Corcoran Conway, a partner at Tully Rinckey LLC, has been named Chair of the Capital Region Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. Alan Boulos, M.D., Chair of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of the Neurosciences Institute and Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology at Albany Med, is its new president. Both will