hidden Insurance Executive to lead Capital Region Heart Ball

Insurance Executive to lead Capital Region Heart Ball

Brian O’Grady, president of health plan markets for CDPHP®, has signed on to chair the 2024 Capital Region Heart Ball on Friday, February 9, 2024 at the Albany Capital Center. Having spent the entirety of his career in the health care industry, O’Grady has a keen understanding of the importance of heart health. As a

hidden Littlest heart surgery patients receive care bags

Littlest heart surgery patients receive care bags

Each year, one in 100 babies is born with a congenital heart defect. Twenty-five percent of  these babies will have a critical congenital heart defect, requiring surgical or catheter-based intervention in the first year of life. Noah France is one of them, born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome,  a congenital heart defect in which the

hidden Lifestyle Change Award Winner has maintained a healthy lifestyle  for three years

Lifestyle Change Award Winner has maintained a healthy lifestyle for three years

Joseph Long, Client/Server Support Analyst Information Technology at Utica National Insurance Group, is the Lifestyle Change Award winner of the 2023 America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. AmeriCU Credit Union sponsors the Lifestyle Change Award. Buddie DeRucher, BSN, health and wellness coordinator at Utica National Insurance Group, and board member of the American Heart Association

hidden State investment assists growth of Double Up Food Bucks

State investment assists growth of Double Up Food Bucks

The American Heart Association joined Field & Fork Network, a food and farming nonprofit, on July 17 in announcing bipartisan support for a $2 million State appropriation that will help expand its Double Up Food Bucks NY program. Double Up is a vital program that increases food access by connecting New York farmers, grocers, and

hidden Hudson Valley welcomes two new staffers

Hudson Valley welcomes two new staffers

The American Heart Association has two new staffers in the Hudson Valley: Valerie Ubriaco and Janet Eliopoulos. Both are development directors with the association. Ubriaco joined the organization in January 2023 and led the Tri-County Heart Walk in May. Before joining the association, Ubriaco was the consumer services and tourism programs manager at Dutchess Tourism,

hidden Pies and silly string mark school’s commitment to heart health

Pies and silly string mark school’s commitment to heart health

Students at Clinton Elementary School in Clinton celebrated their best year yet in participating in the American Heart Association’s youth program, now called the Kids Heart Challenge. One hundred and fifteen students in grades 3 to 5 raised $9,377.04 to support the American Heart Association, while learning about healthy living. This is the most money

hidden Arrhythmia led to bypass surgery for Survivor Honoree

Arrhythmia led to bypass surgery for Survivor Honoree

This past January, Pat Spencer of Campbell Hall had bypass surgery, following years of careful observation of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an arrhythmia in his heart. Spencer will share his story at the Tri-County Heart Walk on Saturday, May 20, at Benedict Farm State Park, 1675 State Route 17K, Montgomery. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and