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Patients and Public Health Advocates from Across Maine Rally Legislature with Virtual Tobacco Action Day

Lawmakers have opportunity to combat public health impact of COVID-19 by enacting policies proven to reduce and prevent tobacco use, including a tobacco tax increase. On April 13, state legislators heard from cancer and cardiovascular patients, survivors, and public health advocates during Maine’s virtual Tobacco Action Day. Even though the advocates could not travel to

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Changes in health care, education needed to improve LGBT heart health

LGBT adults report experiencing high rates of discrimination in health care settings, according to a 2020 statement released by the American Heart Association. As part of National LGBT Health Awareness Week held March 22-26, 2021, the Association is highlighting the unique factors affecting LGBT health and reiterates the call for policy change within health care

hidden The American Heart Association Launches Funding Initiative Aimed at Supporting Communities through Local Faith Institutions

The American Heart Association Launches Funding Initiative Aimed at Supporting Communities through Local Faith Institutions

Faith-based organizations and places of worship have played an important role during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. These organizations and their volunteers and staff have been on the frontline, mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and providing communities with much needed guidance and support. That is why the American Heart Association’s Eastern States Region is

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Brian Shankey Named American Heart Association’s Executive Director for Northern New England

Brian Shankey recently joined the American Heart Association as Executive Director for Northern New England. He will be responsible for overseeing all fundraising activities and volunteer leadership across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Shankey brings two decades of non-profit leadership, volunteer and staff management, and fundraising experience, most recently serving as Executive Director for the

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Hard Hats with Heart: New Program Supports Construction Industry Employees at Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

According to the American Heart Association, one in 25 construction workers has cardiovascular disease, one in 4 is obese, one in 4 uses tobacco and one in 25 has diabetes. In fact, construction industry workers have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease compared to other industries, based on lifestyle factors such as smoking, poor nutrition,

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Maine-Based Sea Bags Supports Heart and Brain Health through American Heart Association’s Life Is Why Campaign

Sea Bags is joining the fight against heart disease and stroke by supporting the American Heart Association – the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all. Sea Bags will provide customers the opportunity to support the American Heart Association’s fundraising campaign, Life Is Why™, by donating 20% of profits from

hidden New England Patriots and NFL PLAY 60 keep kids active as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

New England Patriots and NFL PLAY 60 keep kids active as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

The American Heart Association and NFL, in collaboration with the New England Patriots, are excited to debut the first-ever NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily physical activity. Amidst the rising number of COVID-19 cases, schools and organized sports have begun to reinstate contact

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CycleNation Coming to Southern and Western Maine this Winter

The American Heart Association is pleased to announce its inaugural CycleNation™ event for Southern and Western Maine. This digital experience will begin December 28th with a month of tracked fitness activities and fundraising, concluding with a digital celebration on January 28, 2021. Starting on December 28th, participants can track their activity by downloading the CycleNation