Many schools in Philadelphia are faced with lead contamination in their water lines. An environmental report has found that potentially exposing tens of thousands of students to toxins can cause learning and behavioral issues and health problems, including damage to internal organs. The American Heart Association understands the School District of Philadelphia (SDP)’s unique challenges.
Media Advisory For Immediate Release 6/4/22 Virtual Award Show for American Heart Association What: The American Heart Association will recognize some of its brightest stars and those who have made an impact for the AHA community during the annual National Volunteer Awards. Where: This is a virtual event that will be
Springfield Township Middle School students waited nearly three years to bring back its annual dodgeball tournament. Greg Cannon and students held a presentation ceremony to present close to $4,000 to the American Heart Association after holding a dodgeball tournament fundraiser held on April 29th. The event was coordinated by teacher, Greg Cannon and two students
Shoppers can support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association Walgreens is proud to support the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, through Life Is Why™, a cause marketing campaign benefitting the American Heart Association. Life Is Why inspires consumers to celebrate their reasons
“Be prepared, not scared” is an excellent motto to say throughout your day-to-day life. It is especially true when it comes to knowing how to perform CPR. In the US alone, almost 500,000 people die of cardiac arrest. Sadly, studies also suggest that only less than half of those who suffer receive CPR assistance from
High blood pressure (also referred to as HBP, or hypertension) is when your blood pressure (BP), the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Nearly half of adults in the United States (47%, or 116 million) have hypertension, defined as a systolic blood pressure greater than 130 mmHg or diastolic
Brown’s Super Stores, Oak Street Health, and AHA Collaborate to establish a Community-based Blood Pressure Screening, Education, and Referral Initiative. Hypertension is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke, which kill more Philadelphians than any other disease, accounting for 3,417 deaths in 2019. Philadelphia’s health significantly lags behind other major cities despite overall progress
Click here – Heart Month 2022 Reclaim your Rhythm – Final February marks the start of Heart Month and Friday; February 4th is National Wear Red Day. Wearing RED is not just for people, it’s for offices, homes, buildings, bridges, parks, and landmarks too! This year you can help us in the fight against heart
Scott Allen knows his family health history, and it is his life’s guiding principal! As a young child, Scott grew up in a house where eating a low cholesterol diet was a priority. His father had a history of heart disease, and his mother did everything she could to keep him and her children well.
On October 23, 2021, the Fall Southern New Jersey Heart Walk took place at the Riverwinds Community Center in West Deptford, NJ. This was the first outdoor and in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic. Over 600 people and even a few pets attended the Heart Walk and raised over $100,000. Nicholas Scardino,