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What effect does sodium have on your blood pressure?

Almost at the halfway mark, the American Heart Association’s free blood pressure awareness program, the Check It! Challenge, has a reach of 315,000 people. Participants are checking their blood pressure twice monthly and taking advantage of American Heart Association resources provided to them. Each month during the four-month program that began in February, the Check

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America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk set for May 7

With cue cards, fresh fruit, blood pressure machine and some exercises to fight the cold, supporters of America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk announced the details of the 2022 event. “We are excited to announce that America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk will be in person this year, on May 7, starting at Accelerate Sports,”

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Albany Med CEO to chair Heart Ball

 Some 244,000 Capital Region residents have high blood pressure, and many cope with nutrition insecurity and continue to smoke, placing them at higher risk of heart disease or stroke. Too often, health inequities create the conditions that put people at this greater risk. Many of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke also increase

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Donation of CPR in Schools Kits empowers Hudson High students

In 2018, nearly 400,000 people suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Seventy percent of those happen in a home or residence, and survival rates remain around 10 percent. Having CPR performed doubles or triples a victim’s chances of survival. That’s why the American Heart Association worked to pass the CPR in Schools Law in New York, which

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December 2 CycleNation is stroke-facing

Stroke can happen to anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. But the local branch of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is taking action to change that. Oct. 29 is World Stroke Day, and the American Stroke Association is using the day to announce the return of an-person event

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Stroke Survivor to share her story at Go Red 518

Lisa Silver knows all too well that strokes can happen to anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Thirteen years ago, she was a 38-year-old Burnt Hills business owner who just didn’t feel right. On her way to a night out with a friend, Silver suffered a stroke. On World Stroke Day, Oct. 29, Silver

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Longtime BetterU Supporter Earns Jane Golub Crystal Heart Award

Maria Decker first became involved with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement in 2011, when SEFCU’s Chief Administrative Officer Barbara Hess invited her to a Circle of Red Meeting. At that meeting, Decker heard a statistic that astounded her. “When I heard that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease, I

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America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk seeks Red Cap Ambassadors

America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk will return on May 7, 2022, and the American Heart Association is seeking the public’s health to find this year’s class of heart disease and stroke survivors who will serve as spokespeople for the iconic Mohawk Valley event.  Known as Red Cap Ambassadors, this special group of people remind