New Hampshire

    • New Hampshire to Hear Tobacco 21 Bills Next Week
      SB 248 and HB 1662 will be heard next week. The American Heart Association supports the Tobacco 21 bills in line with the Federal Tobacco 21 law. On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. The Federal […]
    • Pelham Elementary School Hits Personal Kids Heart Challenge Goal
      Pelham Elementary School raised $15,000 for the American Heart Association through the Kids Heart Challenge program. Because they met their goal, PE teacher Mr. Bolduc was taped to the wall and had to listen to Baby Shark on repeat! Building on key learnings from 41 years in America’s schools, the Kids Heart Challenge focuses on whole body wellness, […]
    • Cardiovascular Disease Named No.1 Cause of Death in NH
      Heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women in the nation, and now in the state of New Hampshire. More than 2,600 New Hampshire residents died from heart disease in 2018, making it the leading cause of death in the state according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. The good news is, 80% of cardiovascular […]
    • Miss NH USA offers recommendations for National Nutrition Month
      Hello and Happy National Nutrition Month! My name is Alyssa Fernandes, and in addition to being Miss New Hampshire USA, I am also a very proud Registered Dietitian (RD)! I am honored to work so closely with the New Hampshire American Heart Association to share my nutrition knowledge and make heart health happen throughout our state. National Nutrition […]
    • New Hampshire Research Project Awarded CHD Grant
      Research to better understand and treat the number one birth defect in the United States, congenital heart defects (CHDs), is getting a boost thanks to a joint $1.3 million commitment from the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and The Children’s Heart Foundation, the […]
    • American Heart Month brings awareness to New Hampshire
      Each February, during American Heart Month, the American Heart Association and the nation come together to ignite a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. This February, take time to focus on […]
    • NH students learn about heart health through jump rope and fun as part of the American Heart Association and PROCON’s Growing Healthy Hearts Program
      The American Heart Association and Manchester design-build firm, PROCON, are working together to make Manchester healthier. In Hillsborough county, 25% of children live in food deserts without access to healthy food. In Manchester, 29% of adults are obese, more than the average of New Hampshire. Healthy habits start at a young age. “We are creating a […]
    • Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon will Empower and Educate Women
      The Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon will celebrate the energy, passion and courage of women who are leading the charge to end heart disease and stroke throughout New Hampshire.  The event, which is scheduled for Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Hanover Inn, will include networking, educational sessions and a panel discussion on heart health. […]
    • New Year’s Resolutions for New Hampshire
      It’s that time of year again, the time for New Year’s resolutions. Goals are set to eat healthier and go to the gym, and January is spent passionately trying to achieve these goals. But as the year goes by and the excitement fades, the gym is suddenly less crowded and resolutions disappear. This year, don’t let your resolutions fade. Set positive […]
    • Jenny Barba of BioVentures Investors Brings Mission to Life as Chairwoman of the Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon
      For the third year, Jenny Barba, of BioVentures Investors, is bringing mission to life at the American Heart Association 2020 Upper Valley Go Red for Women® Luncheon. Jenny brings 20 years of experience as a strategic advisor in the healthcare financing industry, specializing in medical device technology. She first became involved in the Go Red for […]
    • NH Residents Urged to Manage Stress During Holidays
      The holidays can be a time of love, giving, and reflection. Unfortunately, the holidays can also be a time of stress. A 2016 report in the Journal of the American Heart Association noted that heart-related deaths spike during Christmas.  While more research is needed to pinpoint the exact reason, researchers suggest that emotional stress, changes in […]
    • NH Senate Commerce Committee Votes to Back Tobacco 21 Bill
      The New Hampshire Senate Commerce Committee voted to back bill SB 248 to raise the legal sales age for tobacco, including electronic cigarettes, to be 21 years old in New Hampshire. Dover, Newmarket, Keene, Franklin and most recently, Durham, have passed ordinances setting the sales age to 21. The tobacco sales age was recently changed to 19 years old, […]
    • NH Heart Transplant Survivor Grateful for Life-Saving Science
      Guest Blogger, Amy DeStefano When the holidays near, we are reminded to be grateful during this giving season. It is the season of giving gifts, of giving time, of giving good will…and most importantly, of giving thanks. At age 38, I fell ill from a virus that attacked my heart. After receiving a pacemaker and defibrillator and being put on multiple […]
    • New Hampshire’s First-Ever CycleNation Brings Awareness to Heart Disease and Stroke
      CycleNation is the newest event from the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. This event revolutionizes brain and heart health through high-energy stationary cycling. Teams got together on November 14 at Executive Health and Sports Center and rode relay-style on indoor cycles to get their hearts pumping and to […]
    • 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 […]
    • Hannaford teams up with American Heart Association – New Hampshire to encourage healthy habits at work
      When work gets stressful, most of us reach for comfort food that may not be healthy. Nourishing yourself is smart for your heart and an effective way to take control of your health. November is Eat Smart Month and the American Heart Association is offering tips for New Hampshire residents to be Healthy for Good™ at work. “Having a busy schedule can […]
    • High Blood Pressure in New Hampshire Residents Creates Risk of Stroke
      Over a quarter of New Hampshire residents have high blood pressure, meaning they are at risk for having a stroke. Stroke is often thought of as something that happens to older people, but more people under 50 are having strokes, due to increased risky behaviors, such as smoking and untreated high blood pressure. October 29 is World Stroke Day and the […]
    • New Hampshire Companies Recognized for Creating Healthier Workplaces
      Building a workplace culture of health, including a healthy workplace environment, can lead to increased productivity, less absenteeism and reduced cost growth trend in health expenditure. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index is recognizing 6 organizations in New Hampshire for investing in the health of their workforce […]
    • New Hampshire Heart Transplant Survivor Lobbying for Policy Change
      Pittsfield resident Parker Bolton and his mom, Casey Bolton, visited Washington DC this week to lobby on behalf of the American Heart Association. Parker is 10 years old and a congenital heart defect and heart transplant survivor. The Boltons met with New Hampshire congressional members to advocate for policy change around restricting tobacco […]
    • 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 […]
    • Helene Thibodeau of Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network to Chair the Premiere CycleNation Event in New Hampshire
      Helene Thibodeau DNP, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer of Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network, has taken on the role of Chairperson of the 2019 New Hampshire CycleNation. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, will be unveiling New Hampshire’s first-ever […]
    • Growing Healthy Hearts in New Hampshire
      The American Heart Association and PROCON are working together to make Manchester, New Hampshire a healthier place for children and their families. The American Heart Association’s Growing Healthy Hearts program, locally sponsored by PROCON, has been brought to Gossler Park Elementary School and the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester. The […]
    • Go Red for Women Luncheon Empowers New Hampshire Hearts
      Candace Couture was training for marathons when it was becoming just a little more difficult for her. A routine appointment showed she had high blood pressure, but she wasn’t convinced she needed to go to the emergency room. Candace’s family had a history of high blood pressure, but she never thought it would affect her. High blood pressure and […]
    • Health Crisis Remains In The Heart Of Hispanic Culture
      With about 56.6 million of our nation’s population being of Hispanic decent, it is important that the largest growing minority group know their risks for heart disease and stroke. National Hispanic Heritage Month spans from September 15 to October 15 and while it is a great time to celebrate the amazing music, art, language, food, and diversity that […]
    • NH Survivors Share Stories of Triumph Over Heart Disease
      If you asked Lisa Renauld how healthy she was at age 54 on a scale of 1-10, she would’ve said a 9, without question. That was until she woke up one morning with a heaviness in her chest that came and went throughout the day. The pain started to radiate down her left arm and through her jaw. She started feeling nauseous and her lower teeth began to […]
    • Stop The Cycle Of Heart Disease
      By Nate Boudreau, Heart Attack Survivor. I was at a new height in my fitness journey when I had my heart attack. I thought I had been doing everything right for my health, which is why I wasn’t concerned about my indigestion. The acute pain in my chest that followed, a grind-your-teeth kind of pain, was over before it started, as was the cold feeling […]
    • 5 Ways To Make Back To School Season Stress-Free
      Summer is winding down and back to school is just around the corner! There are backpacks to be bought, summer reading to be finished, supplies to be stocked, and healthy lunches to plan! Back to school time can be stressful for the whole family, check out these tips to keep your head cool and your heart healthy during this hectic time. Make a list When […]
    • Join The Fight Against Heart Disease
      By Lauren Pino, congenital heart defect survivor. At the age of 24, I was diagnosed with an enlarged heart due to an undiagnosed and untreated congenital heart defect. The heart murmur I had since I was young turned out to be much more than I ever thought. Just one month before my wedding, I underwent a transcatheter occlusion procedure that closed the […]
    • 4 Date Night Ideas For A Healthy Relationship
      Are you stuck in a rut with your significant other? Sometimes we get so comfortable with each other, we forget to get active! Between work, friends, family, kids and your own personal hobbies, finding time to have date nights become more of a challenge. It’s easier than you think to incorporate activity into your date night. It doesn’t have […]
    • Don’t Take A Vacation From Your Health
      It’s summer time which means it’s time for vacation! Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or adventuring in the mountains, vacations can be wonderful for our mental health.  While you’re taking care of your mind, don’t forget to take care of your body too. Vacations can tempt the best of us with unhealthy meals, especially when […]
    • Manchester Businesswoman Set To Chair Manchester Go Red for Women Luncheon
      Talesha Saint-Marc, one of this year’s picks for the Union Leader’s 40 under 40, has signed on to be the Chairwoman of the 2019 Manchester Go Red for Women Luncheon on October 4 at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford, New Hampshire. Talesha is a shareholder in Bernstein Shur’s Labor & Employment and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice […]
    • 5 No-Heat Recipes For Summer
      Too hot to cook? We totally get it! Luckily, fruits and veggies are just as good cold as they are warm. There are plenty of ways to get your favorite flavors without turning on the oven, grill, or stove. Try these no-heat healthy recipes that are sure to make your mouth water! This Simple Persian Salad features plenty of fruits and veggies! […]
    • Be Heart Smart This Summer
      Summer can bring many happy memories – family vacations, summer camp and days at the beach.  No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain health throughout the longer daylight hours. Even though heart disease and stroke remain the No. 1 and No. 5 health threats in the U.S., up to 80 percent of these […]
    • Grill Healthy For The 4th Of July
      The 4th of July is the perfect time to show off your grilling skills. A good BBQ doesn’t need a table full of chips, salty meats, or sugary desserts to be delicious. Healthier options are available and are just as yummy – and it’s easy to incorporate more fruits and veggies during the summer when they are in-season and readily available.  […]
    • Protect Your Heart In The Heat
      With the weather temps spiking, be sure to protect your heart in the heat. High temperatures can be hard on the heart and can put you at risk for suffering heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Doctors recommend using good judgment when it comes to activities outside in the heat and to stay hydrated. During hot weather, it’s important that you take the […]
    • June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
      When you think of summer, you can’t help but dream about days at the beach, hikes in the mountains, or BBQ’s with fresh fruits and veggies. June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month and the American Heart Association is encouraging Americans to add color to their meals throughout the month as part of their Healthy For Good™ movement. The […]
    • A Healthy Heart For Dad Is The Greatest Gift
      What’s a great gift for Dad that comes neatly packaged, has a cool beat and looks great in red? A healthy heart! Give your dad the best gift of all by joining him in living a heart healthy lifestyle. Healthy lifestyles can help prevent heart disease and stroke, and help Dad and the whole family live a longer, stronger, healthier life. Heart disease is […]
    • Survivor Karey Packard Encourages Granite Staters To Learn CPR
      Guest Blog, Karey Packard. Eight years ago, I suffered cardiac arrest in my home. My 16-year-old daughter and I were cleaning our house when I collapsed. She immediately called 9-1-1 and performed CPR on me, saving my life. The American Heart Association states about 70 percent of out of hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes.  If you are called on […]
    • The New Hampshire Heart Walk Is Two Days Away!
      Are you ready to walk? A healthy lifestyle is our best weapon against heart disease and stroke – the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. At the New Hampshire Heart Walk on Saturday, June 1, hundreds will walk at Derryfield Park in Manchester, NH in support of local survivors and to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke. The New Hampshire Heart […]
    • Finding My Why
      Guest Blog by Mike Ramshaw I have struggled with weight loss throughout my entire adult life.  I would gain weight, lose it, and then put even more back on.  I have tried virtually every diet out there. I always lead an active life playing sports and going places with my wife of 21 years (we are high school sweethearts and have been together for 26 […]
    • Seven Habits To Prevent Stroke
      May is American Stroke Month and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, wants you to know that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. A healthy lifestyle is our greatest weapon against heart disease and stroke, check out these seven tips that will make a difference in your health! Don’t smoke. If you […]
    • Spring Into A New Work Out Routine
      The weather is changing in New Hampshire! Besides a little rain, warmer days are here and that means it’s time to switch up your work out. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity a week. If you’re not reaching that number, you’re not alone. About one in three adults participate in NO leisure […]
    • Calling All Pet Parents!
      Do you have the cutest pet in all of New Hampshire? Then we think that they should be the mascot for the New Hampshire Heart Walk! It’s easy – just make a $25 donation to your Heart Walk team page, then email a photo of your pet to Caela Goumas at Don’t forget to include your pet’s name! Photos will be […]
    • Five Ways To Move More At Work And Make It Count
      We spend a lot of time sitting. Whether it’s at our desks, in front of our tv, or in the car – most of our time is not spent being physically active. Only 26 percent of men and 19 percent of women meet the recommended amount of activity of 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise. Physical activity is one of the most important things a person can do […]
    • NH Heart Ball Honors Survivors and Heart Heroes
      The 2019 New Hampshire Heart Ball will be held on April 13 at Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH as a celebration of the mission, passion, work, and life-changing and life-saving achievements of the American Heart Association. The Heart Ball recognizes a remarkable community of volunteer advocates, champions and leaders. Heart disease and stroke […]
    • Eat Green For St. Patrick’s Day
      St. Patrick’s Day is a fun day in March to celebrate Irish traditions, whether or not you’re of Irish decent.  It can be fun to explore a different culture, but this day often comes with some not-so-healthy traditions. This can include overindulging in foods high in fat or sodium and overindulging in alcohol. It’s okay to enjoy these traditions in […]
    • Healthy Snacking For Nutrition Month
      Cold weather often has us reaching for comfort food and that comfort food isn’t always the best for our bodies. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons in the fight against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans. March is National Nutrition Month and the American Heart Association is urging those in the Granite State to be Healthy For […]
    • Get Active, Get Healthy
      By: Anne L’Heureux RD, LD   Hannaford Online Dietitian, part of Hannaford’s team of 36 Dietitians Guest Blogger It’s March and you can feel the excitement of Spring and warmer weather just around the corner. Hiking, biking, or simply relaxing by the water are just a few fun outdoor activities that you can enjoy during the warmest months of the […]
    • 3 Ways To Get Healthier For Heart Month
      February is American Heart Month! While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented through education and lifestyle changes, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a huge health threat. To treat, beat and prevent heart disease and stroke, Americans should understand family health history, know their five key personal health numbers to help […]
    • The Upper Valley Celebrates Life With Go Red for Women Luncheon
      One in three. That’s the price women pay for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, more than all cancers combined. On February 8, the Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon celebrated the energy, passion and courage of women who are leading the charge to end heart disease and stroke throughout New […]
    • Make Your Superbowl Sunday A Healthy One
      The big game is coming up, it’s time to take out the jerseys and lucky socks and watch your team win the Superbowl! While being a football fan is a lot of fun, it can also be tough on your health. It’s hard to control your stress levels while watching the game, but at least you can control what you’re putting in your body. Your Superbowl Sunday spread […]
    • Kick Off American Heart Month By Wearing Red Feb 1!
      Morgan Jones, of Londonderry, NH, thought she was the picture of health when she collapsed one evening while out with her daughter. Heart disease is the No.1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined, and Morgan had a complete heart block. She underwent immediate surgery to install a pacemaker and now has a second chance at […]
    • 5 Safety Tips For When It Snows
      Snow can be a nuisance. It can mean waking up early to dig out your car, a stressful commute to work, and can leave you with a chill all day. But snow can also be dangerous for your health. Many people aren’t conditioned to the physical stress of vigorous outdoor activities, like lifting a heavy shovel full of snow. Even walking through heavy, […]
    • New Hampshire Heart Ball Chair Takes Mission to Heart
      The 2019 New Hampshire Heart Ball is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at Wentworth By The Sea in New Castle, NH. This year’s Heart Ball will be chaired by Josh St.Croix, Account Executive at Cross Insurance. The American Heart Association’s 2019 New Hampshire Heart Ball is a celebration of the mission, passion, work, and life-changing and life-saving […]
    • Jenny Barba of BioVentures Investors Chairs Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon
      Jenny Barba of BioVentures Investors, a medical device venture capital fund, is serving as the volunteer executive chairman of the American Heart Association 2019 Upper Valley Go Red for Women® Luncheon. Barba, a venture partner with BioVentures Investors, brings 20 years of experience as a strategic advisor in the healthcare financing industry, […]
    • 5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions
      Resolutions can be hard to stick to, especially when we set ourselves up for goals that are too hard to reach. This year, set attainable goals and see how far you can truly go. Wellness doesn’t necessarily mean going to the extremes and running miles or going vegan. Do what’s right for you, sometimes simple steps go the furthest. Here are […]
    • Make A Lifestyle Change This Year
      It’s that time of year again, the time for New Year’s resolutions! Fitness and health goals are set and January is spent trying to achieve these goals. As months go by and the excitement fades, the gym is suddenly less crowded and resolutions disappear. This year, don’t let your resolutions fade. Set positive intentions for your health and take time to […]
    • Cold Weather Workouts
      Staying active year-round can seem like a daunting task when Mother Nature doesn’t want to cooperate with your workout plans. Maintaining your exercise routine during even the coldest seasons can help propel you to a weather-proof, heart-healthy lifestyle. Why is a cold weather workout great? There’s no heat and humidity to deal with so you may be able […]
    • 5 Healthy Holiday Travel Tips
      We all know how busy the holiday season can be. We spend a lot of traveling between our family and friend’s houses or we even make time to go on a little vacation! It can be a stressful time and can also lead to a lot of sitting on planes and cars or even a lot of snacking. It’s still possible to stay healthy on the go – with a few tweaks to your […]
    • Staying Warm With An Indoor Workout
      The desire to stay in shape may start to lessen when the temperatures drop and all you want to do is stay inside snuggled by the fire. But don’t give up on your health goals just because winter is beginning to show its face! There are plenty exercises that can be done in the comfort of your own home so you don’t have to face the bitter cold. Try these […]
    • 8 Ways to Hack your Holiday Recipes
      Hacking a few of your traditional recipes this holiday season is smart for your heart. November is Eat Smart Month which is a great time to take a hard look at your recipes and incorporate simple swaps to make your favorite dishes healthier for the whole family. “The American Heart Association recommends adults eat at least 4.5 cups of fruits and […]
    • Eat Smart During National Nutrition Month in March
      Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean dieting or giving up all the foods you love. During National Nutrition Month in March, the American Heart Association is encouraging Americans to eat smart by ditching the junk, and giving the body the nutrient-dense fuel it needs. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons in the fight against heart disease […]
    • Go Red For Women Social Media
      You know heart disease is the No. 1 killer in women. You know it’s time to fight back. And now it’s time to share your knowledge with others. Together, we have the power to save lives.  Help us spread the word by sharing our suggested social media content and help educate the women in your life about the power of Go Red!  Please tag all messages […]
    • American Heart Association Warns of Snow Shoveling Health Hazards
      The American Heart Association says that for most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the 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 […]
    • Heart-Healthy Tips for the Holiday Season
      The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, but often stress inhibits our abilities to enjoy the holiday season.  From shopping to cooking to events, we are often packing our schedules while forgetting about our health. A 2016 report in the Journal of the American Heart Association noted that heart-related deaths spike during […]
    • Healthy Drink Options Should be the Default Choice in Kid’s Meals
      Eating out used to be a special treat for families. But with our increasingly busy lifestyles more families need to grab a quick meal than ever before.  Restaurant kid’s meals now represent a larger percentage of a child’s calories on a weekly basis, and more often than not the default beverage that is sold as part of these meals is a […]
    • Raising the sales age of tobacco in NH
      The American Heart Association and other partners in the fight to end tobacco use are working on legislation in New Hampshire to raise the legal sales age for tobacco from 18 to 21 years.  This is an emerging policy tool for advocates to reduce youth initiation of tobacco. Maine passed a statewide law this year, and many communities in Massachusetts […]
    • NH Stroke Collaborative Receives ASA Community Conscience Award
      The New Hampshire Stroke Collaborative received the American Stroke Association’s 2017 Community Conscience Award at the 12th annual Summit of the NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC). The Community Conscience Award is presented annually to an individual or group that has been an advocate for policy change supported by the American Heart […]
    • American Heart Association & Hannaford Encourage Healthy Eating Even During the Holidays
      Healthy over the holidays? Yes, it’s possible and more important than ever during this indulgent season. Join the American Heart Association and Hannaford Supermarkets in celebrating Eat Smart Day on Nov. 1 and Eat Smart Month the rest of November as first steps in winning the winter months and being Healthy For Good™. Many people help themselves to an […]
    • The Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley CPR Anytime Kit Donation
      As part of their Go Red For Women Luncheon sponsorship, The Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley wanted to make an impact in the local community and help children learn CPR. Some CPR Anytime Kits were donated to local high schools where students will learn the steps of Hands-Only CPR for years to come. Should they ever be called upon to perform […]
    • NH Companies Achieve Recognition for Workplace Health
      The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were recently announced. In New Hampshire, three companies were recognized for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, […]
    • Healthy, Active Kids Perform Better in School
      It is a fact that children who eat healthy foods and are physically active do better in schools.  They are more focused, ready to learn and get better grades. New Hampshire schools are working to establish well-written Local Wellness Policies to include steps to encourage students learn about nutrition, regular physical activity, quality physical […]
    • Kids Are Sweet Enough-Removing Sugary Drinks from Kids’ Meals
      Summer is winding down and kids are heading back to school soon. This means things can get even more hectic with homework, after school sports and more. With our busy lifestyles, families are eating out more often, sometimes at fast food restaurants where the choices aren’t always the most nutritious. Convenience and getting a quick meal into children […]
    • Jeremy Woodward Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Open-Heart Surgery
      Two weeks ago, Jeremy Woodward visited Tufts Medical Center in Boston with his wife and their three daughters. Ten years earlier, on August 4, 2007, Woodward was at that same hospital not knowing if he was ever going to leave. “The last time my wife, Brook, and I walked into this hospital, it was under very different circumstances. It was basically […]
    • Pack healthy back to school lunches
      It’s almost time for back-to-school! Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you have control over which foods they are eating. Parents can manage nutritious meals even when the kids are at school. According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded with the American Heart Association, American kids consume 35-50 percent of their daily […]
    • Summer Tips for a Healthy Heart
      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 health throughout the longer daylight hours. According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, heart […]
    • National CPR Week: CMC, AHA Train Nearly 450 in Hands-Only CPR
      Just in time for National CPR and AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Catholic Medical Center (CMC) are celebrating a new group of lifesavers trained in Hands-Only CPR. As part of their Life is Why sponsorship, CMC donated nine CPR in Schools kits and several CPR Anytime kits to the following New Hampshire Schools: […]
    • Twelve Women Wanted for Go Red BetterU Challenge
      It’s extreme makeover….Heart edition. The American Heart Association announced it is seeking applicants for New Hampshire’s Go Red BetterU Makeover Challenge. Go Red BetterU is the American Heart Association’s 12-week nutrition and fitness program that can make over your heart. Each week focuses on a different area of health and provides step-by-step […]
    • May is American Stroke Month
      During American Stroke Month in May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Catholic Medical Center are encouraging everyone to join together to end one of the leading causes of death in New Hampshire and the leading cause of disability in the United States. Despite claiming more than 133,000 lives annually in the United States […]
    • Public concerned about junk food marketing, consumption of sugary drinks effect on children’s health
      Today, the American Heart Association in New Hampshire released results of a statewide public opinion poll on children’s health issues. The results of the poll, conducted in April, demonstrate major concern among voters about consumption of sugary drinks by children and indicate majority support for limiting the advertising of unhealthy foods and […]
    • 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 […]
    • Walking Each Day Keeps Disease Away: Move More in April
      This April, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Catholic Medical Center (CMC) are encouraging Americans to get Healthy For Good™. April is the perfect time to get moving.  The AHA’s National Walking Day takes place on Wednesday, April 5 this year, encouraging people to move more.  The whole month is dedicated to inspiring lasting change through […]
    • Cocktails for a Cause Heart Ball Celebrates Lifesaving Work
      The American Heart Association (AHA) in New Hampshire will hold its Cocktails for a Cause Heart Ball fundraising event on Friday, May 5 at the Manchester Country Club. This year’s event chairs are Chris and Stephanie Sharpe. “Stephanie and I have been involved with the American Heart Association for many years, but this year we decided we wanted to […]
    • March is National Nutrition Month
      The American Heart Association (AHA) encourages making heart-smart choices during Nutrition Month – and every month. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons in the fight against heart disease – the No. 1 killer of Americans. Cardiovascular disease is largely preventable. “At the heart of health is good nutrition. The American Heart […]
    • Junk Food Marketing in Schools Bill Passes NH Senate
      Child health advocates today are applauding the passage in the NH Senate of a bill that would limit the advertising of certain foods and beverages in NH schools. Senate Bill 103, sponsored by Senator Bette Lasky (D-Nashua), passed the state Senate. The bill aligns the foods that are allowed to be marketed and advertised at schools with existing […]
    • CMC President & CEO to Chair American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Walk
      Joseph Pepe, MD, will rally support for June event Dr. Joseph Pepe, President and CEO of Catholic Medical Center (CMC), is chairing this year’s American Heart and Stroke Walk on June 3 at Derryfield Park in Manchester. Dr. Pepe is asking hospitals, businesses and community organizations to come together to help raise awareness about cardiovascular […]
    • New Hampshire cardiac survivor thanks rescuers
      Ray Billings didn’t feel himself that morning, but he and his wife still laced up and headed out to Millennium Running’s HPM Insurance Snowflake Shuffle at the Copper Door in Bedford, New Hampshire. It was January 15th and even though he’d run in the cold before, Ray remembers, “My lungs were cold. I didn’t want to run; I didn’t feel up to it, but it […]
    • Support Women’s Heart Health on National Wear Red Day
      The American Heart Association is uniting with companies, community organizations, families and friends to “Go Red” on Friday, February 3 to spread the message that heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. Thousands of New Hampshire residents will participate in National Wear Red Day by […]
    • Resolve to Prevent the #1 Killer–Heart Disease
       “Life’s Simple 7” Can Help You Set Small, Simple Goals Like many Americans, you made a pledge to get healthier this New Year. You found your sneakers and dusted off the treadmill you found under your laundry pile. Your yoga pants are no longer just a fashion choice—they are ready to do actual yoga. Now you’ve got to find the time in your day–30 […]
        The American Heart Association announces local author Paul S. Boynton will provide the keynote address at its annual Manchester Go Red For Women Luncheon on Friday, September 30th, 2016.  More than 400 women and men are expected to attend the luncheon which is designed to empower local women with education & awareness on their number one […]
    • Unprecedented American Heart Association Collaboration with Catholic Medical Center to Deepen Community Health Impact in New Hampshire
      The American Heart Association proudly announces Catholic Medical Center (CMC) as the unprecedented Life is Why Sponsor in New Hampshire, one of only a few sponsorships of its kind in the nation. CMC has always stood up for their patients and for their employees’ wellness. Now, in this groundbreaking new collaboration, they are standing up for the […]
    • The Top 10 Reasons Men Put Off Doctor Visits and 10 Reasons Why They Should Go
      What better gift on Father’s Day than to support the men in your life so they can be healthy? Something as simple as visiting your physician for an annual checkup is a simple, and essential, step to keeping your heart healthy and yourself healthy. Why, then, do some men refuse to go to the doctor regularly? The American Heart Association shares here 10 […]
    • Catholic Medical Center named American Heart Association’s Hospital Cup Champions
      An eight week challenge among three of New Hampshire’s top hospitals resulted in more than $40 thousand dollars to support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association. The coveted cup was claimed at the June 4th Heart and Stroke Walk at the Derryfield Park in Manchester by Catholic Medical Center who raised more than half the total amount, […]
    • Walk For Your Heart – June 4th Heart & Stroke Walk
      Annual Heart and Stroke Walk steps off Saturday The American Heart Association’s New Hampshire Heart and Stroke Walk will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Derryfield Park in Manchester. More than 1,000 walkers are expected to attend the Heart and Stroke Walk, led by event chair Bob Croak CPA at Baker Newman Noyes. “I do this for my […]
    • Lace Up New Hampshire!
      The American Heart Association promotes walking as part of a month-long awareness campaign Spring into health on April 6th by lacing up your sneakers and walking with the American Heart Association to commemorate National Walking Day.  Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke, which are responsible for more deaths in the […]
    • Getting Crafty For A Cause
      Imagine a hospital nursery full of babies wearing red hats. That’s the dream of the American Heart Association (AHA) this February, which is American Heart Month. Together with thirteen of New Hampshire’s birthing hospitals, they have launched the ‘Little Hats, Big Hearts’ program and they are looking for support from the crafting community. Their goal […]
    • 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 […]
    • The American Heart Association’s Life is Why Family Health Challenge™ slated to return to New Hampshire this September
      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 […]