hidden American Heart Association and Yale New Haven Health Address Needs of CT Communities in Pursuit of Health Equity

American Heart Association and Yale New Haven Health Address Needs of CT Communities in Pursuit of Health Equity

The American Heart Association (AHA), the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, is taking an integrated approach with Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS) Heart and Vascular Center to make a sustainable impact on the cardiovascular health, and specifically blood pressure, in the most vulnerable communities in Connecticut, through the

hidden Ken Knew He Had to Save His Own Life

Ken Knew He Had to Save His Own Life

The last straw was being kicked out of a weight loss study because my blood pressure was too high. It was the final low in a series of them. My doctor said “You’re a ticking timebomb,” my offer to donate blood was declined because my blood pressure diastolic was over 100, and I endured a

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Wilton Teen Chosen to Lead Fund Raising Campaign in Connecticut

Lillie Shipman of Wilton has been nominated to become part of the American Heart Association Teen of Impact campaign in Connecticut. Lillie is the daughter of Frank and Haylee Shipman and is a Junior at the Wooster School in Danbury. The newest program of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, Teen of

hidden Dr. Keith Churchwell Honored for Contribution of National Significance

Dr. Keith Churchwell Honored for Contribution of National Significance

Dr. Keith Churchwell will receive the Award of Meritorious Achievement from the American Heart Association. For Dr. Keith Churchwell, a cardiologist and president of Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, COVID-19 is “telling us a lot about ourselves.” The longtime hospital administrator and American Heart Association volunteer leader considers the pandemic a stress test on

hidden 2021 New Haven Heart Walk Healthy For Good™ Lifestyle Change Award Winners Announced

2021 New Haven Heart Walk Healthy For Good™ Lifestyle Change Award Winners Announced

The American Heart Association recently announced its 2021 Healthy For Good™ Lifestyle Change Award winners, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. This annual recognition celebrates individuals who have made positive changes to improve the quality of their health. The three winners were chosen for their achievements and were recognized during the New Haven Heart

hidden The Greater Waterbury community is uniting this May to battle stroke and pedal their way towards better brain health for all

The Greater Waterbury community is uniting this May to battle stroke and pedal their way towards better brain health for all

Local hosts Waterbury Hospital and Ion bank are encouraging businesses and Connecticut residents to join them in getting more active and stroke-aware during National Stroke Month and Connecticut’s 2nd annual CycleNation fundraising and fitness campaign, April 27 through May 27th. Stroke remains the No. 5 killer, and the leading cause of disability in the United

hidden Join Our Heart Walk with these Helpful Tips!

Join Our Heart Walk with these Helpful Tips!

Participating in the Heart Walk is about coming together, getting hearts pumping, honoring survivors, raising lifesaving funds – and having fun along the way. This year the Heart Walk more than one day. It is about the teams coming together in the weeks leading up to event day and celebrating what they have accomplished to impact

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Lovies Journey to a New Heart

These last five years I have been on a journey in which it seems that God has been preparing me for. It seems that he has been getting me ready for something greater that I cannot explain. This journey, although I didn’t know it at the time, would change my life forever. Never has my