hidden Thankful For Life

Thankful For Life

By Michael Capalbo On April 24, 2020 I had a massive Heart Attack. I had a one-hundred percent blockage of the Left Main Artery otherwise known as ‘The Widow Maker”. Basically, I died. Here is my story and how I became a heart survivor. I was at work at Walgreens in Litchfield where I was

hidden Structural Racism As A Public Health Crisis Discussion at 2020 Scientific Sessions

Structural Racism As A Public Health Crisis Discussion at 2020 Scientific Sessions

Connecticut’s Dr. Keith Churchwell, President Yale New Haven Hospital takes part in the AHA Scientific Session Panel on Structural Racism As A Public Health Crisis.   On Saturday, November 14, a discussion around structural racism as a public health crisis took place during the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. This Main Event session was moderated

hidden People’s United Bank Conducts First Virtual Campaign to Support the AHA

People’s United Bank Conducts First Virtual Campaign to Support the AHA

Employees’ efforts raised morale and lifesavings funds through a very successful Virtual Heart Walk People’s United Bank and American Heart Association held its first virtual heart walk and wellness challenge, which raised more than $30,000 in support of the American Heart Association (AHA), while promoting healthy behaviors among bank employees. The American Heart Association’s Heart

hidden Young at Heart Free Digital Event Features CT’s Geno Auriemma

Young at Heart Free Digital Event Features CT’s Geno Auriemma

The American Heart Association will host its first Young at Heart event on Thursday, November 5 at 5pm to raise awareness and fund research and educational initiatives. Originally planned as an in-person event, the free digital experience will include inspiring speakers, an Open Your Heart appeal, and cooking demonstration by celebrity Chef Richard Blais. The

hidden Little Hearts Get a Big Treat During Little Heart Hero Day Event

Little Hearts Get a Big Treat During Little Heart Hero Day Event

National “Authorstrator” Ben Clanton brings Narwhal and Jelly to Connecticut kids The American Heart Association’s eighth annual Little Heart Hero Day sponsored by ConnectiCare was scheduled to take place at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield during peak apple season in September 2020. As in the past, children with congenital heart defects would spend time playing games,

hidden American Heart Association Announces Stanley Black & Decker Executive as 2020 Greater Hartford Heart Walk Chair

American Heart Association Announces Stanley Black & Decker Executive as 2020 Greater Hartford Heart Walk Chair

The Heart Walk Digital Experience Brings Communities Together to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Russ Mills, VP Transformation & Integration Office, Stanley Black & Decker, as chair of the 2020 Greater Hartford Heart Walk.  As chair, Russ

hidden American Heart Association Names New CT Board Chair and President

American Heart Association Names New CT Board Chair and President

The American Heart Association is proud to announce that Sarah Yeager, of Monroe, has been named Chair of the Central Connecticut Region Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. Leigh Pechillo, of Southington, is its new president. Both will serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2020. Sarah Yeager has been involved with the

hidden Lawrence + Memorial Hospital President Supporting Eeastern CT Heart Walk

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital President Supporting Eeastern CT Heart Walk

The American Heart Association (AHA), the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Patrick L. Green, president and CEO, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, as chair of the 2020 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk. The Eastern CT Heart Walk will be a digital experience taking place on Saturday, October 17.  As chair,

hidden The American Heart Association and Yale New Haven Health respond to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

The American Heart Association and Yale New Haven Health respond to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

New campaign, Don’t Die of Doubt™, emphasizes symptoms of heart attack and stroke, need to access care by calling 9-1-1 even during pandemic Throughout the pandemic, patients have been hesitant to visit the Emergency Room for medical care. Yet, heart attacks and strokes haven’t stopped for COVID-19. Yale New Haven Hospital’s Heart and Vascular program

hidden Two Connecticut Schools to Receive Grant Awards from the American Heart Association Providing Health Equipment

Two Connecticut Schools to Receive Grant Awards from the American Heart Association Providing Health Equipment

Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge grants allow schools to target whole-body wellness in support of physical and emotional health The American Heart Association’s school-based youth programs, Kids Heart Challenge™ and American Heart Challenge™, awarded $400,000 in grants to more than 180 elementary, middle and high schools across the country who participated in either