Connecticut

    • Area researchers receive awards at Scientific Sessions
      Researchers from Boston, New York, Baltimore and New Haven, Conn., were among those recognized Sunday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 in Philadelphia. The Association’s Scientific Sessions is an annual, premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. American Heart […]
    • Group tackles health disparities in northeastern states
      A consortium that coordinates the efforts of local and regional cardiovascular disease prevention programs helped states achieve major goals for eliminating health disparities, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 in Philadelphia. Researchers implemented the Northeast Health […]
    • Empowering Entrepreneurs for healthier communities: EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator Finale Event
      We are thrilled to introduce the 2019 EmPOWERED to Serve National Business Accelerator grant recipients!  The October 17th event was hosted in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The top nine candidates presented their innovative concepts and ideas in a shark-tank style program at the event for a chance to […]
    • The Fight Worth Fighting
      I recently heard a quote that expresses my feelings of 27 years ago, “Numb from my child’s unexpected diagnosis my small voice whispered what are we going to do, and the Mama Bear in me said whatever it takes. And that is why you never mess with a heart mom”. At the age of 17, I not only became a new mom, but a heart mom. My daughter, Cassandra was […]
    • Donna Handley of Hartford HealthCare to Lead Eastern CT Heart Walk Sept. 29th
      The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Donna Handley of Hartford HealthCare as chair the 2019 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk. The annual event will take place on Sunday, September 29 at the Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville.  Handley will lead the […]
    • Eastern CT Heart Walk Benefits from CT Sun Event
      The American Heart Association will hold its annual Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk on Sunday, September 29 at Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville. Over 1,500 supporters and survivors are expected to attend and raise funds to support cardiovascular research and education. This year, the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk has teamed up with the Connecticut Sun […]
    • WALLINGFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT TAKES CPR TRAINING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
      More than 350,000 people experience cardiac arrest outside of a hospital each year in the United States. About 90 percent of those victims die, often because bystanders don’t know how to start Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or are afraid they’ll do something wrong. Bystander CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac […]
    • Register Today for Fairfield County Heart Walk & 5K Run
      Online registration is open for the 2019 Fairfield County Heart Walk and 5K Run at www.fairfieldcountyheartwalk.org. The event is set for Sunday, May 19th at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. Participants can walk or run as individuals or on a team of friends, co-workers or family. Companies and community groups are invited to form teams and […]
    • Heart Survivor Celebrates Fifth “Birthday”
      On May 11, Leigh Pechillo will celebrate her 5th birthday. Five years since her life began, or should we say…began again. She will celebrate by teaching as many people as possible, Hands Only CPR. The one thing that kept her alive until help arrived. Knowing her five-year anniversary was approaching, she wanted to make sure other hearts could be […]
    • Anchors Go Red on National Wear Red Day!
      Welcome to the blog, News Anchors! The American Heart Association invites you to wear RED on-air on Friday, February 1st to help share the truth about heart disease and make ending it a reality. Share on-air why you are wearing red and “Going Red” and post photos to social media using #GoRedCT (Connecticut) or #GoRedMass (Massachusetts) so we can […]
    • I’m Never Giving Up…Joe’s Story
      My story begins in 2011. I had just gone through a divorce and had gotten into great shape or as I called it, dating shape. I was house sitting for friends and had run three miles on the treadmill pushing myself quite hard. As I finished I noticed I wasn’t feeling well and decided to rest a little before going to meet a friend before lunch. My friends […]
    • Be At Your Peak This Holiday Season
      You can be the best you – at your peak this holiday season – by eating smart, moving more and making your well-being a priority. And you don’t have to put these healthy habits on pause during the holidays. We’ve got lots of ways to make the healthy choice the easy choice, as well as the fun and festive choice! Choose seasonal fruits and vegetables to […]
    • Sweet Caroline
      By: Caroline’s Mom, Melissa Guarracino We have a trend in our little family to only use due dates as a (very, VERY) general guideline. None of our children have been born in the month they were due. So, when my late August due date came and went for baby number 3 and September began, all I could do was laugh. Caroline arrived, on her own time, in the […]
    • 2018 Hartford Heart Walk Co-Chairs Announced
      The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Corliss Montesi of Stanley Black & Decker and Kay Mooney of Aetna, as co-chairs of the 2018 Hartford Heart Walk. The 26th annual Hartford Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, October 6 at a NEW location, […]
    • American Heart Association and Hartford HealthCare Join Together to End Stroke In Connecticut
      The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), along with Hartford HealthCare, are encouraging Connecticut residents to join to end stroke, the state’s fourth leading cause of death. Despite claiming more than 133,000 lives annually in the United States, and an average of 1,300 deaths a year in Connecticut, as many as 80 percent […]
    • American Heart Association Announces Co-Chairs for the 2018 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk
      The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Kevin Brown of Mohegan Tribe and Donna Handley of Hartford HealthCare will co-chair the 2018 Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk. The annual event will take place on Sunday, September 23 at the Mohegan Reservation in […]
    • The American Heart Association launches Innovation Challenge to Identify Health Solutions that Address Social Determinants of Health
      Applications sought through June 8 for initiative that awards $30,000 in grants   The American Heart Association is seeking applicants for the 2018 Northeast Health Equity Consortium Innovation Challenge, a grant-based initiative to identify innovative, clearly-defined solutions to improve the health and well-being in urban communities in New England, […]
    • Connecticut Residents Can Fight A Silent Killer With Blood Pressure Management Program
      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over thirty percent of adults in Connecticut have high blood pressure and many more may be at risk.   The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, offers the free Check. Change. Control. ® program to help individuals identify, track, lower and maintain healthy blood […]
    • Anthem President Supports Heart Health in New Haven
      The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Jill Hummel, president, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, as chair of the 2018 Greater New Haven Heart Walk. The 2018 New Haven Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, May 5. Registration opens at 9:00am and the […]
    • Four tips to move more in April
      The American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good™ Challenges All People to Move More and Live More Staying active is a no-brainer when it comes to improving how you look and feel, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 56.1 percent of New York adults are getting the recommended amount of aerobic physical activity. This […]
    • CONNECTICUT KIDS MEET WITH LAWMAKERS TO PUSH SALE AGE OF TOBACCO TO 21
      Kids to share 21 reasons for supporting Tobacco 21 in CT Today, students of all ages came to the Connecticut Legislative Building to meet with legislators and share reasons for supporting ‘Tobacco 21’- raising the sale age of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21 in Connecticut. The event was held in conjunction with lobby days for both the […]
    • Nutrition Tips For Healthier Families
      March is National Nutrition Month and the American Heart Association is working to help kids and families live heart-healthy lives by setting healthier diet goals. About one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese, which can lead to a broad range of health problems. You can help your child develop healthy habits early in life that will […]
    • “If I Had Not Questioned the Evaluation, I Would Not Be Here Today”
      I have always tried to be healthy – I go to the gym to workout, eat healthy, rarely drink, never smoked, and yet I am a survivor of heart disease. It started years ago when I learned that I had a heart murmur. The heart murmur required no medications, but just something one lives with based on its condition.  Over the years, it was monitored by a […]
    • The American Stroke Association receives $11.1 million gift from The Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation
      The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, announces its fifth major philanthropic gift from the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation. With its latest gift, the Bugher Foundation will invest more than $11.1 […]
    • Mike’s Story
      I have no recollection of the day that changed my life forever. I’ll only be able to tell the stories that I’ve been told. The evening of my sudden cardiac arrest, the doctors told my parents that I had a one in a million chance to survive. Although I’ve had many experiences that I will never forget, I will never remember the day that I went into […]
    • Super Simple Game Day Playbook
      The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association set the scrimmage line on game day feasts.  It’s time for the big game, and you know what that means! Time to grab your jersey, don your lucky socks, and grab some munchies before kickoff. But can you keep it healthy at your game-watching bash? Yes! Whether you’re cheering on your favorite […]
    • THINK AHEAD: SAVE ON RED
      You’ve surely noticed, in all those shopping trips this December, that there’s one color dominating the clothing choices: red. And in the approaching Christmas days, as you are shopping, it is a great time to look for red sweaters, tops, dresses and lights to adorn your home or business in honor of National Wear Red Day, Friday February 2, 2018. […]
    • Alice’s Story – “Had I not called “911” I would most probably not be here”
      “My name is Alice and I am a 64yr old female who is employed at Mohegan Sun Casino. I am a shift manager at the Bus Lobby and I would consider my position to be overall moderately stressful. I mention this to alert you to the fact that not everyone displays the same symptoms and I hope by sharing my story, I can heighten your awareness. For […]
    • RESIDENTS AND EMPLOYEES TAKE STEPS TO BEAT HEART DISEASE AT EASTERN CT HEART WALK
      The American Heart Association will hold its annual Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk on Sunday, September 24 at Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville. Over 1,500 supporters and survivors are expected to attend and raise funds to support cardiovascular research and education.   Walk activities begin at 9:00am. Prior to the walk kick-off, participants can […]
    • AETNA SIGNS ON AS SIGNATURE SPONSOR OF AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION‘S 2017 CONNECTICUT HEART BALL
      KAY MOONEY OF AETNA NAMED CAMPAIGN CHAIR The American Heart Association announces that Aetna has signed on as the signature sponsor of the American Heart Association’s 2017 Connecticut Heart Ball. Kay Mooney, Vice President of Benefits and Well-being at Aetna will serve as the event’s chair, leading all fundraising efforts. The Connecticut Heart Ball, […]
    • Nominate Someone You Know For the Stroke & Caregivers Virtual Gallery Presented by Hoffman Auto Group
      Nominate Someone You Know For the Stroke & Caregivers Virtual Gallery Presented by Hoffman Auto Group If you want to nominate yourself or someone else to be part of the Stroke & Caregiver Survivor Virtual Gallery, please read the following details, and then click on the link below share your story! The American Heart Association has teamed up […]
    • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2017 GREATER HARTFORD HEART WALK CO-CHAIRS
      The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Corliss Montesi of Stanley Black and Decker and Mary Anne Cannon of Pratt & Whitney as co-chairs of the 2017 Hartford Heart Walk. The Hartford Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, October 14 at Pratt & […]
    • AETNA FOUNDATION AND AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TEAM UP
      The American Heart Association and the Aetna Foundation have teamed up to build healthier minds and bodies by building Teaching Gardens, together. The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that the Aetna Foundation will sponsor a two-year, multi-phase Teaching Gardens program in Boston and Hartford, Conn. The program will fund four Teaching […]
    • Rylan’s Story
      My husband, Ray and I were expecting our second child. We were full of excitement and couldn’t wait to introduce our little one to his big brother, Hayden. Hayden was three at the time. Rylan was born on Monday, October 6th weighing 9lbs – 1 ounce at Waterbury Hospital. He had a 9.9 APGAR (which measures a newborn’s health from 1 – 10, 10 […]
    • Combo of smaller meds may just be the dose to lower blood pressure
      Combined smaller doses of blood pressure medications may be effective with fewer side effects than standard single doses, according to preliminary research. In the first review to compare quarter-dose therapy to standard dose and placebo, researchers found that two medications in combination was just as effective as one standard dose of blood […]
    • Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables For Healthier Families
      Summer brings an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables to grocery stores, farmers markets and local gardens. That means more opportunities to add tasty and heart-healthy foods to your everyday meals. Strawberries, tomatoes, cantaloupe and other seasonal produce taste good and help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. About one in three […]
    • Christine couldn’t believe she was having a heart attack. She was too young. But her heart stopped four times and she credits the quick action of the healthcare providers who performed CPR. Here is Christine’s story.
      I’m 38 now. Single. I live in Stamford CT. I grew up in Westchester County, graduated from Stanford University and have lived a lot of lives between Manhattan, Chicago & Charlotte. I’m the Marketing Director for a restaurant group and I’m an independent consultant and team leader with a premium anti-age skincare company (Rodan + […]
    • Stacy-Ann was unaware she had rheumatic heart disease until she was 29 and pregnant. She later had two open heart surgeries and will eventually have another. Here is Stacy-Ann’s story.
      I was unaware of my rheumatic heart disease until I was 29 years old on pregnant. I went into heart failure while pregnant as a result of my undiagnosed rheumatic heart disease. My reported symptoms including shortness of breath, weight gain, swollen fluid filled feet, trouble sleeping were all dismissed   as typical pregnancy symptoms. Unfortunately […]
    • Kim learned the signs of stroke when her children participated in Jump Rope For Heart. So when she couldn’t speak or use her right hand, she knew she needed help right away. Kim called 911 immediately and today she runs Marathons. Here is Kim’s story.
      May 26, 2015, I woke up like any other day. I was 3 months out from running the marathon in Pennsylvania to qualify for The Boston Marathon 2016. My children had been participating in Jump Rope for Heart for 6 years as a school fundraiser. About 30 minutes after waking up, I felt numbness in my hand and face. I also experienced dizziness unlike what I […]
    • While at church, Barbara had a massive stroke. She recovered because someone knew something was wrong and she received help immediately. Here is Barbara’s story.
      In July, 2012, I was at church and we had just finished communion. I was walking back to my seat and walked by my husband and said “I don’t feel too good”. He told me to sit down for a minute. I sat down and not even five minutes later, my left leg started to feel numb. When my husband turned around and looked at me, I said “I […]
    • At the age of 28, Vanessa’s heart stopped and was saved with CPR. Diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome she now wears lifesaving technology and urges others to know their risks. Here is Vanessa’s story.
      Vanessa Lloyd, 28, was home in Hartford alone with her 2-year-old daughter when she kept fainting. To be safe, she called her mother to drive her to the Emergency Department at UConn John Dempsey Hospital. But as their car pulled up to the ED’s entrance Vanessa passed out again right there. Her mother ran into the ED for help and a team of nurses and […]
    • Sandi’s daughter Shelby was born with a congenital heart defect and required open heart surgery at just one week old to connect her heart and lung. Here is Shelby’s story, told by her mom.
      My daughter is “Why I Go Red”. My daughter, who is now 13, was born with a heart defect.  It took the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center pediatric cardiology team a week to figure out what the issue was.  It was a very long week for sure.  I clearly remember walking into the NICU and seeing several members of the cardiology team surrounding Shelby’s […]
    • Julie knew something was wrong and persisted over the years to get checked out. She was found to have a rare heart condition. Here is Julies Story.
      I had always lived a very active lifestyle. I ran track all through high school and for a PAC-10 college, and lettered in basketball and volleyball. I was a very competitive skier and at 45 qualified to ski at Nationals, for my age division, at Steamboat Springs. I hiked, I biked, I ran, you name it …..l did it . But I also complained of my chest […]
    • Alexa can tell you the steps for CPR, warning signs of heart attack and stroke
      The voice-activated Amazon Echo device answers thousands of everyday requests, like setting a timer, playing music, ordering a pizza or changing a thermostat. Now, this device can help save someone’s life. Alexa, the friendly voice of the Amazon Echo, will for the first time give all three instructions for CPR, heart attack and stroke warning signs. […]
    • IVORY ELLA GIVES BACK WITH HEART
      Ivory Ella, founded in 2015, donates 10% of their profits to Save the Elephants as well as other organizations, making the word a better place.  By selling t-shirts, necklaces and more, Ivory Ella seeks to inspire, guide and motivate with the ideals of an elephant: Empathy, Creativity, Strength and Loyalty. During the month of February, Ivory Ella will […]
    • Nominate Someone You Know For the Go Red Gallery of Women Presented by Hoffman Audi of East Hartford & New London
      If you want to nominate yourself or someone else to be part of the Go Red Gallery of Women, please read the following details, and then share your story below! The American Heart Association has partnered with Hoffman Audi of East Hartford and New London to bring awareness of heart disease in women by creating a Go Red Gallery of Women. Six women who […]
    • Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease
      This winter season will bring cooler temperatures and ice and snow for some. For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. It’s important to know how cold weather can affect your heart, especially if you have cardiovascular disease.  Some people who are outdoors in cold weather should avoid sudden exertion, like lifting a heavy […]
    • KEEPING THE FAMILY HEALTHY DURING THE HOLIDAYS
      Family holiday traditions include trimming trees, lighting candles, and making traditional foods and sweets we know and love. But it is also a time when adults and children can overindulge. And today, with about one in three American kids and teens overweight or obese, it is more important than ever to make smart, heart healthy choices for the entire […]
    • HARTFORD HEART BALL BRINGS STROKE INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
      The American Heart Association’s annual Hartford Heart Ball will take place on Saturday, November 19, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The gala is the American Heart Association’s premiere annual event focusing on stroke, the No. 5 killer in the United States and the    No. 1 cause of disability, according to the American Heart Association. The 2016 […]
    • Poll Shows New Haven Residents Overwhelmingly Support Healthier Food and Beverage Options
      A recent survey of over 400 New Haven residents shows that more than eight in ten respondents (83%) favor a local policy that would ensure healthier food and beverage options are available at workplaces and public places. Nine in ten (91%) of the respondents favor resources being dedicated to building or improving stores, or establishing farmer’s […]
    • HARTFORD-AREA RESIDENTS AND EMPLOYEES TAKE STEPS TO BEAT HEART DISEASE
      The American Heart Association will hold its annual Hartford Heart Walk on Saturday, October 15 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Over 2,000 supporters and survivors are expected to attend and raise funds to support cardiovascular research and education.   Walk activities begin at 9:00am. Prior to the walk kick-off, participants can enjoy […]
    • CO-CHAIRS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 HARTFORD HEART WALK
      The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces that Aetna Foundation’s Dr. Garth Graham and Dr. MaryLynn Ostrowski will chair the 2016 Hartford Heart Walk.  The annual fundraising and awareness event will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Rentschler […]
    • FREE EVENT FOR CHILDREN WITH HEART DEFECTS
      The American Heart Association is hosting an event for children with congenital heart defects (CHD) and their families to come together for fun activities, support and networking. The fourth annual Connecticut “Little Heart Hero Day” will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11th from 12 to 3 p.m. at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield. This free event is open to all […]
    • Summer Tips for a Healthy Heart
      The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association provides 10 tips to keep your family happy and healthy this summer. Summer can bring many happy memories – family vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set. No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain […]
    • Five F.A.S.T. Things You Should Know About Stroke
        May is American Stroke Month and the American Stroke Association wants you to know that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero when it comes to stroke, you just need to pay attention to the risk factors and know the warning signs. “Stroke is largely preventable and treatable,” said Joonun “Chris” Choi, M.D., and American Heart […]
    • KEVIN BROWN OF THE MOHEGAN TRIBE TO CHAIR HEART WALK AT THE MOHEGAN RESERVATION
      Rocky Neck Heart Walk moves to the Mohegan Reservation for the first time as the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk! The American Heart Association announced that Kevin P. Brown Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe will chair the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk (formerly known as the Rocky Neck Heart Walk) on Sunday, September 25th at 10 a.m. (festivities at 9 […]
    • CHILDREN MAY DEVELOP HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
      Despite popular belief, teens, children and even babies can have high blood pressure, also called HBP or hypertension. It’s not just a disease for the middle-aged and elderly. As with adults, early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or prevent the harmful consequences of this disease. High Blood Pressure in children can lead to heart and kidney […]
    • Stroke Coordinators Apply for Scholarship for NECC in RI
      The NECC 11th Annual Summit October 20-21, 2016 Newport Marriott, Newport, RI Nancy Kostel-Donlon Stroke Coordinators Scholarship Call for Applications Deadline April 29, 2016 Nancy Kostel-Donlon, a stroke coordinator from St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, NY, suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and passed away on September 17, 2010. Nancy was a committed […]
    • MARK NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH IN MARCH BY EATING NUTRITIOUSLY
      HARTFORD, CT  – Two out of 3 adults and nearly 1 in 3 young people are overweight or obese. March is National Nutrition Month which offers an opportunity for Americans to jump start eating nutritiously, says the American Heart Association. “Most typical American diets are too high in calories from solid fats and added sugars, refined grains, sodium, […]
    • Save the CPR in Schools Law
      UPDATE 3/17/16: Please add to your call list these Education Committee Vice-Chairs and Ranking Members:  Senator Gary Winfield- (860) 240-0393 Representative Robert Sanchez– (860) 240-8585 Senator Toni Boucher– (860) 240-8865 Representative Gail Lavielle– (860) 240-8700   The entire American Heart Association You’re the […]
    • Study: Targeting insulin resistance reduces stroke, heart attack risk
      Enthusiasm is again surrounding a once best-selling diabetes drug that flamed out over the past decade – but this time it’s being looked at for helping certain stroke survivors, not diabetes patients. Researchers for the first time have found that using pioglitazone, formerly known by the brand name Actos, to make the body sensitive to insulin can […]
    • CREATING A GENERATION OF HEALTHY ADULTS
      As a parent, we want what is best for our children. We make sure they have warm clothes in the winter and wear sunscreen in the summer. We take them to doctors appointments, insist they wear helmets when riding their bikes and always make sure they buckle up in the car. We feed them healthy meals at home but let them have special treats, snacks and […]
    • NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY IS FEBRUARY 5TH
      The American Heart Association (AHA) wants you to GO RED on Friday, February 5th for National Wear Red Day to help shine a light on the number one killer of men and women—heart disease. Companies, community organizations and residents are invited to get creative to make landmarks, main streets, buildings and homes “Go Red” to kick off February’s […]
    • KEEPING THE FAMILY HEALTHY DURING THE HOLIDAYS
      Family holiday traditions include trimming trees, lighting candles, and making traditional foods and sweets we know and love. But it is also a time when adults and children can overindulge. And today, with about one in three American kids and teens overweight or obese, it is more important than ever to make smart, heart healthy choices for the entire […]
    • Heart Healthy Thanksgiving Tips from the American Heart Association
      Thanksgiving is about enjoying time with our family and celebrating with traditional foods we know and love. However, the holiday can impact the time usually reserved for healthy routines and involve meals that are not exactly made to be heart-healthy. To keep your diet and health in check over the Thanksgiving holiday, try these ideas below from the […]
    • American Stroke Association urges public to learn song on World Stroke Day, Oct. 29
      As part of World Stroke Day on Oct. 29, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is urging the public  to sing a tune that could save lives. The F.A.S.T. Song helps people learn the most common warning signs of stroke and what to do if one occurs: If someone has a stroke near you, the F.A.S.T. song tells you what to do. The letter […]
    • Stamford Heart Disease Survivors to be Honored at Heart Walk & 5K Run Event
      Two Stamford women will be honored at the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk & 5K Run event on Sunday, October 25th at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. They are both survivors of heart disease and have shared their stories to help raise awareness for the number one killer—heart disease. Karen Janos is a nurse at Stamford Hospital where […]
    • GARTH GRAHAM CHAIRS HARTFORD HEART WALK
      Hartford, CT – Dr. Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation, is leading the organizational and recruitment efforts for the Hartford area. Dr. Graham will call on thousands of area volunteers, survivors, walkers, and business leaders to step up to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke, the leading cause of death in […]
    • HARTFORD AREA RESIDENTS AND EMPLOYEES TAKE STEPS TO BEAT HEART HEALTH
      The American Heart Association will hold its annual Hartford Heart Walk on Saturday, October 3rd at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. Over 2,000 supporters and survivors are expected to attend and raise funds to support cardiovascular research and education. Walk activities begins at 9:00am. Prior to the walk kick-off, participants can enjoy […]
    • A Healthy Family Starts At Home And It Starts With You
      The American Heart Association wants families to feel they can, and are fully equipped to, make healthy choices in the home and within their everyday activities – without throwing schedules completely off or leaving wallets empty. Today, about one in three American kids is considered overweight or obese. To help raise awareness and make parents and […]