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Protect your heart in the heat

With the summer heat upon us, be sure to protect your heart in the heat. It’s important to know that extreme heat can be hard on the heart. As the temperature rises, so can your risk for suffering health issues like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Doctors recommend using good judgment when it comes to

hidden The AHA Launches 2nd Webinar in a Series Discussing Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

The AHA Launches 2nd Webinar in a Series Discussing Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

Long before the pandemic, systemic challenges have contributed to disparities that impede some people from living long, healthy lives. Your ZIP code should not determine how long you live, but it does. Social factors, which are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources, as well as immigration status, occupation, and language preference, have

hidden ICYMI: Eastern States Launched a Webinar Series on the Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

ICYMI: Eastern States Launched a Webinar Series on the Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

On May 15, the Eastern States Community Impact team launched the first webinar of a series designed to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in communities of color. The webinar was offered to health equity leaders nationwide and was attended by approximately 1,035 participants. During the webinar, implications of COVID-19 from the perspective of economics, education,

hidden American Heart Association, Rochester and Consiliarium Group Announce Lifestyle Change Award Call for Nominations

American Heart Association, Rochester and Consiliarium Group Announce Lifestyle Change Award Call for Nominations

Application deadline is June 1st The American Heart Association is celebrating individuals who have made a positive impact on their health and quality of life with a Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by Consiliarium Group. Applications for the award are currently being accepted and can be submitted by friends, family, and co-workers. People are welcome to

hidden COVID-19: The Impact on Communities of Color

COVID-19: The Impact on Communities of Color

Updated May 29, 2020 Long before the coronavirus impacted how we live, work, and play, systemic challenges contributed to disparities that impede some people from living long, healthy lives. Your ZIP code should not determine how long you live, but it does. Social factors, which are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources,

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Governor’s budget needs to include ALL flavored tobacco products

Gov. Cuomo’s call for ending the sale of flavored e-cigarettes doesn’t go far enough, according to the American Heart Association. “We need to protect the health of all New Yorkers by prohibiting the sale of all flavors in all tobacco products,” said Caitlin O’Brien, J.D., New York State Director of Government Affairs for the American

hidden 8-year-old, Zoe Sher, a CHD Survivor in Rochester, NY, Gives Thanks While Giving Back

8-year-old, Zoe Sher, a CHD Survivor in Rochester, NY, Gives Thanks While Giving Back

My name is Zoe Sher. I have had an atrial septal defect my whole life – all 8 years. I recently had heart surgery to close it because the cardiologist said my heart was getting too big. Before my surgery, I was excited to hear that I needed to have surgery, but on the day