American Stroke Association honors 11 leading stroke scientists, including UVM’s Marilyn Cipolla, PhD

Eleven scientists leading the way in stroke research will be recognized for their exceptional achievements during the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2021 (ISC). The illustrious group includes four groundbreaking scientists who have devoted their careers to stroke research, six authors of notable new research and one scientist recognized for outstanding mentorship.  The virtual


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


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


Association and Vermont Public Health Leaders Urge Legislators to Prevent Sale of All Flavored Tobacco Products

On February 17th, the Coalition for Tobacco Free Vermont, along with the American Heart Association, health experts, members of the House and Senate Social Equity Caucuses, the Center for Black Health and Equity, and Vermont youth urged the Vermont Legislature to pass S.24, legislation to eliminate the sale of all flavored tobacco products. “Vermont lawmakers


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


Vermont Physician Presents at Association’s Scientific Sessions on Intersection Between COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease

Every year, the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions attracts thousands of doctors, scientists, researchers, investigators, and other healthcare professionals from around the globe who come together to discuss new science to reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease. At the 2020 Scientific Sessions, Dr. Mary Cushman, MD, University of Vermont and an Association Eastern States Board


Vermont’s Native Americans at Higher Risk of Heart Disease, COVID-19 Complications

On October 12, Vermont will celebrate its second Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Indigenous Peoples’ Day aims to celebrate and honor the past, present, and futures of Native peoples throughout the United States and acknowledges the legacy of colonialism, which has devastated Indigenous communities historically and continues to negatively impact them today. One of those negative impacts