The American Heart Association is disappointed that a tobacco tax increase isn’t part of the 2021-2022 New York State budget. Also left out were appropriations for Double Up Food Bucks, an incentive that would let SNAP recipients double their buying power of healthy food. “A tobacco tax would have been a win-win, and the state
Christopher Costello has been part of the Tri-County Heart Walk for 10 years. He walks for a combination of personal and professional reasons, and this year, has stepped up to chair the May 1 event. “My wife was nine when her father died of a heart attack,” Costello said. “He was 36 years old. My
For six weeks, they wore red every day. They shared educational messages, and raised money to change the statistic that heart disease is a woman’s No. 1 health threat. The Men Go Red for Women campaign in New York’s Capital Region concluded on Friday, March 19, and the six participants raised a total of $40,109.56.
What’s the connection between COVID-19 and stroke? That was the question during an early session of the International Stroke Conference on March 19. While the past year has yielded useful data, the primary consensus among a group of scientists who looked at the topic is that more study is needed. Brett Cucchiara, MD, professor of
Utica, New York – The campaign against heart disease and stroke got a big lift today as the Heart Telethon on WKTV, presented by Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig, raised $80,394.00. Funds raised during the Telethon go to America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The Telethon took a different
It was a day of remembering and looking forward as WIBX hosted the 50th annual Heart Radiothon, sponsored by Slocum-Dickson Medical Group, today, Friday, March 5, to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Usually an in-person, two-day event during America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk, with a Treadmill Challenge pairing fundraising competitors, changes brought
– For the past two years, Tina Pavlot, the branch manager for M&T Bank at Consumer Square in New Hartford, was part of the group that made Heartbreak Hill less painful than it might have been during America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. This year, she’s chairing the Heart Telethon, set for Thursday, March 11,
Advocates for the American Heart Association, whose mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, are holding Zoom meetings with over 20 elected representatives this week, to convince them to include items to improve the health of all New Yorkers in the 2021 budget. One item can bring much-needed
Morgan Mielnicki, Community Investment Coordinator at The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida counties, is leading a traditional Utica event in a year when it looks a little different than in past years. This year’s WIBX Heart Radiothon, sponsored locally by Slocum Dickson Medical Group, will take place on Friday, March 5, from 6 a.m.
Marcy Fiet had biked with her son and was doing some outdoor things, and knew she could get in a quick run before her husband left for work. But the run she took on Sept. 11, 2020, took a different turn when the pain she attributed to a challenging workout turned out to be a