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The Mohawk Valley Blood Pressure Initiative will reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases

Michael Hyman was diagnosed with high blood pressure in 2014, and recently started using a self-monitoring blood pressure device. He began eating better and exercising more, and today, has a healthy blood pressure level. That self-monitoring blood pressure program is becoming more widely available, as the American Heart Association launched the Mohawk Valley Blood Pressure

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2022 Men Go Red campaign raised $58,510

On Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 4, 10 Capital Region, NY, men turned the national day of awareness about women’s heart health into their own personal cause. For six weeks beginning on Feb. 4, the Men Go Red for Women raised funds, held events, dressed in red, and raised awareness about the No. 1 killer

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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