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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

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E-cigs 101

Here’s a 101 on e-cigarettes, which may suppress the immune system, making people more susceptible to respiratory infections and delayed recovery.  

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Quick action saves teen

It was Friday the 13th, and a full moon. That had Arlington High School nurses Maryellen Siegel and Jacqueline Moreira “quaking in our boots,” Siegel said. “We’re not normally superstitious, but we do see differences when there’s a full moon,” she said. Still, it had been a relatively normal September day until some students ran in