hidden New Hampshire Research Project Awarded CHD Grant

New Hampshire Research Project Awarded CHD Grant

Research to better understand and treat the number one birth defect in the United States, congenital heart defects (CHDs), is getting a boost thanks to a joint $1.3 million commitment from the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and The Children’s Heart Foundation, the nation’s

hidden Vermont Cardiac Kids Gather for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Vermont Cardiac Kids Gather for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

This week, February 7-14, is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. A congenital heart defect (CHD) is a structural problem with the heart that’s present at birth. Such defects result when a mishap occurs during heart development soon after conception – often before the mother is aware that she is pregnant. About 40,000 infants are affected

hidden American Heart Month brings awareness to New Hampshire

American Heart Month brings awareness to New Hampshire

Each February, during American Heart Month, the American Heart Association and the nation come together to ignite a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. This February, take time to

hidden NH students learn about heart health through jump rope and fun as part of the American Heart Association and PROCON’s Growing Healthy Hearts Program

NH students learn about heart health through jump rope and fun as part of the American Heart Association and PROCON’s Growing Healthy Hearts Program

The American Heart Association and Manchester design-build firm, PROCON, are working together to make Manchester healthier. In Hillsborough county, 25% of children live in food deserts without access to healthy food. In Manchester, 29% of adults are obese, more than the average of New Hampshire. Healthy habits start at a young age. “We are creating

hidden Creating A Healthier Vermont in the New Year

Creating A Healthier Vermont in the New Year

It’s that time of year again, the time for New Year’s resolutions. Goals are set to eat healthier and go to the gym, and January is spent passionately trying to achieve these goals. But as the year goes by and the excitement fades, the gym is suddenly less crowded and resolutions disappear. This year, don’t

hidden New Year’s Resolutions for New Hampshire

New Year’s Resolutions for New Hampshire

It’s that time of year again, the time for New Year’s resolutions. Goals are set to eat healthier and go to the gym, and January is spent passionately trying to achieve these goals. But as the year goes by and the excitement fades, the gym is suddenly less crowded and resolutions disappear. This year, don’t

hidden Vermont Needs to Make Menthol Cigarettes a Priority

Vermont Needs to Make Menthol Cigarettes a Priority

Noting exponential growth of e-cigarette use by youth, the American Heart Association today commended legislative leaders for making flavored e-cigarettes a priority, but menthol cigarettes must also be included in the effort. At a morning press conference, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe released their priorities for the session which