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

hidden Approximately 3,000 Rochester NY, Monroe County area residents will have a stroke this year

Approximately 3,000 Rochester NY, Monroe County area residents will have a stroke this year

On World Stroke Day, October 29th, the American Stroke Association offers tips to improve wellness and prevent stroke ROCHESTER NY — October 29 is World Stroke Day and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, which is the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, provides

hidden New York’s Governor Cuomo’s executive action doesn’t go far enough

New York’s Governor Cuomo’s executive action doesn’t go far enough

NEW YORK – The American Heart Association is very disappointed with the limited scope of the emergency executive action Gov. Cuomo took today, Sept. 15,  which would ban the sale of certain flavored e-cigarettes, and hopes that there is an opportunity to include all flavored tobacco products, including menthol combustible cigarettes. “This morning’s announcement by

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Be Your Best with Mindful Eating, by Cindy Chan Phillips,MS, MBA, RD

March is National Nutrition Month®. Let’s take this beautiful occasion to talk about you, yes, YOU! Not superfoods, not calories, not carbs. I often begin my nutrition talks by asking the audience how many of them know about heart-healthy eating, as recommended by the American Heart Association. Almost half the room raise their hands. Then

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American Heart Association Warns of Snow Shoveling Health Hazards

For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the American Heart Association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart. People who are outdoors in cold weather

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Two area executives will chair 2019 Heart Walk & Run

M&T Bank’s Dan Burns and Mirror Show Management’s Donna Shultz hope to raise $800,000 at the American Heart Association’s April 2019 event Rochester, NY – The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces that Dan Burns, President of M&T Bank’s Rochester region, and Donna Shultz, Founder,