hidden Greater Maryland Heart Walk – Tuesday Team Shout Out

Greater Maryland Heart Walk – Tuesday Team Shout Out

A year after losing her father to heart disease, Victoria Niller has an extra ticket to her college graduation, an empty seat at the dinner table and no one to walk her or her sister down the aisle at their weddings. Her loss motivated her and her family to help fight heart disease. They joined

hidden STEM Goes Red – Saturday STEM Spotlight

STEM Goes Red – Saturday STEM Spotlight

As cardiovascular disease continues to be the number one killer of women, ensuring more women are at the forefront of developing science, technology, education and math (STEM) solutions has never been more imperative. STEM is our future and as a science-based health non-profit, STEM is at the heart of who we are and what we

hidden Maryland General Assembly Makes the Health of All Marylanders a Priority Raises Tobacco  Tax, Funds Tobacco Control

Maryland General Assembly Makes the Health of All Marylanders a Priority Raises Tobacco Tax, Funds Tobacco Control

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – March 18, 2020 – Today the Maryland General Assembly took an important stand to protect public health by increasing funding for tobacco control and cessation programs and raising the state tobacco tax. The American Heart Association applauds the General Assembly for making such a significant investment in tobacco programs to combat the

hidden Research Grants Awarded in Maryland Total More Than $21 Million

Research Grants Awarded in Maryland Total More Than $21 Million

The American Heart Association (AHA) – the world’s leaving voluntary organization dedicated to a world of longer, healthier lives – announced more than $21 million in research grants have been awarded to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore.  72 total active research grants, between the two institutions, are accelerating science

hidden Maximizing Savings: Prescription Assistance Savings Programs

Maximizing Savings: Prescription Assistance Savings Programs

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, the Greater Baltimore and Greater Washington Regions hosted a webinar on prescription assistance programs. The webinar was facilitated by FamilyWize and Walgreens and provided valuable information for those in attendance, including front-line clinical staff. Dr. Athol Morgan, cardiologist in West Baltimore and long-time volunteer of the American Heart Association, opened

hidden Santa Visits CPR Kiosk at BWI Airport to Teach LifeSaving Skill

Santa Visits CPR Kiosk at BWI Airport to Teach LifeSaving Skill

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is home to an American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training kiosk, providing millions of passengers the opportunity to learn lifesaving Hands-Only CPR in about five minutes. The interactive kiosk, supported by the Amerigroup Foundation,  was visted by Santa and two of his helpers from the North Pole on Friday,

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Kitchen Conversations: Chef Stephanie Talks Flavor For Life

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Chef Stephanie Rose, manager of the Simple Cooking with Heart Kitchen in Baltimore. Below is the first installment of our new series “Kitchen Conversations”. We are discussing the McCormick Flavor For Life classes being taught in the kitchen. Enjoy learning about this program and how you may

hidden Barbershops and BP: Fading Out Hypertension

Barbershops and BP: Fading Out Hypertension

On Monday, December 9, 2019, the American Heart Association of Greater Maryland held a community conversation about hypertension as part of the formal launch of our newest community blood pressure kiosk sponsored by CVS. The program, Barbershops and BP: Fading Out Hypertension, brought together barbers, community members and clinicians to discuss the disproportionate rate of

hidden Simple Cooking with Heart Baltimore Kitchen ‘Cooks It Forward’

Simple Cooking with Heart Baltimore Kitchen ‘Cooks It Forward’

During the season of giving, the Simple Cooking with Heart Baltimore Kitchen brought together The American Heart Association’s staff and volunteers to prepare heart-healthy twists on Thanksgiving classics for JOY Baltimore’s 3rd Annual “Oh Give Thanks” Dinner. JOY Baltimore, an organization founded to end youth homelessness in Baltimore, will welcome and provide a warm meal