Women have a lot on their plates, and sometimes important self-care can take a back seat to work, family and other obligations. In fact, nearly 50% of adult women have high blood pressure, and nearly three-quarters of those with high blood pressure don’t have it under control. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can significantly increase a
Our community’s health is about more than just our bodies. The American Heart Association is officially launching the STEM Has Heart program to work with students and local leaders to help increase diversity in STEM fields. “The American Heart Association is dedicated to removing the barriers to good health and wellbeing,” said Kristin Rubino, chairwoman
As we strive to live a heart healthy lifestyle, do you know someone that has already made a big change? The American Heart Association wants to celebrate individuals who have made a positive impact on their health with the Lifestyle Change Award. The Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by Consiliarium Group, honors someone who has made
With some hope on the horizon in the fight against COVID-19, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary organization devoted to longer, healthier lives, and CPL, say it’s a good time to stop and take stock of your overall health and wellbeing. That means connecting with your doctor to schedule any check-ups you may have
The Southern Tier Heart Challenge is on! Now in its 32nd year, this iconic community event is going digital and adding new experiences this year. The Southern Tier Heart Challenge, a digital, expanded evolution of the Heart Walk, is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage
A new Go Red for Women experience is coming to Western New York. The popular Go Red for Women Luncheon will be transformed into a four-week Get RED-Y to Go Red online program to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke. Starting March 22nd, program participants can access live, interactive webinars each week
Five local leaders are joining the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. These volunteers officially joined their first board meeting during American Heart Month in February. Mehmet Aktas, MD – Cardiologist, Electrophysiology at UR Medicine Simone Bailey-Brown, MD – Cardiologist at
A new Go Red for Women experience is coming to the Rochester area. The popular Go Red for Women Luncheon will be transformed into an online Go Red for Women Experience to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke. This year, participants can take part whenever their schedule allows with a flexible format.
A group of 18 health focused organizations, including the American Heart Association, are calling on the New York State Legislature to restore funds to public health programs cut in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget. The groups co-signed the following letter to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought
The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, along with sponsor UR Medicine, are helping to keep families and communities safe from the flu by providing facts, resources and encouraging people to get a flu vaccine. “Getting the flu vaccine is especially important this year.