New Jersey

    • New Jersey School Takes Eating Smart to a New Level
      Do you remember home economics class? You know, where you learned basic cooking skills and other home-related tasks? It may be an antiquated class for today’s high schools, but the idea of learning healthy cooking skills is far from outdated. One New Jersey high school is taking its culinary class to a whole new level. Ramsey High School’s Culinary […]
    • 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 […]
    • Creating a Generation of Stroke Heroes in South Jersey
      When Josh St. Jean asked his after school students how many of them thought strokes only happened to older people, nearly every hand in the room shot up. Unfortunately, stroke can happen to anyone at any time. The good news is stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. That’s why the American Heart Association teamed up with the Cumberland […]
    • My Pawesome Stroke Hero
      How a furry friend helped me heal By Stacy Quinn, Guest Blogger Having a strong support system is important when you’re coping with the aftermath of a health crisis, especially the emotional ramifications. After my stroke, my appearance suggested I was just fine. But below the surface, I had stabbing eye and neck pain, blurry vision, a throbbing […]
    • 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 […]
    • Shoreline Heart WalkShoreline Heart Walk raised funds and heart rates
      Businesses, organizations, families and community groups took steps to live Healthy for Good at the American Heart Association’s 2019 Shoreline Heart Walk. The fundraising and wellness event was held on Sunday, October 6 at the Asbury Park Boardwalk. The event raised funds and awareness for the American Heart Association’s mission of being a relentless […]
    • School is Back in Session!
      Here are Healthy Tips From a Busy Mom to Keep you on Track by Kimberly Egipciaco, Guest Blogger Being a parent is hard. There are school and daycare drop off and pick-ups, play dates, doctor appointments, and don’t even get me started about meal prep, swim lessons, and keeping a tidy house.  I find myself on Monday with a laundry list (literally) of […]
    • Local Campers Learn How to be Stroke Heroes
      Most children grow up seeing superheroes on television and in the movies. But what if we could train kids to be heroes in real life? That’s exactly what happened when the American Heart Association teamed up with the Atlantic Cape Cumberland YMCA this summer to teach local campers how to recognize a stroke and get help FAST. “Stroke is often a scary […]
    • Stroke Survivor Shares Symptoms and Leads Greater Northern NJ on Taking Steps to a Healthier Community
      My name is Judy Zayas, I’m 44 and live in New Jersey. I love my family, helping others and my work families. I dislike TIA’s and strokes. My first stroke was caused by a procedure I had done on my neck. Two years and many TIA’s later, I had my second stroke. At the time, they found a PFO, and went ahead with a procedure to close it immediately. I […]
    • 8 Ways to Get Active at Work
      By Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT, Guest Blogger Have you heard that sitting in the new smoking? Sedentary behavior leads to slower metabolism, reduced muscle mass, and increased weight gain. Not to mention lack of cardiovascular activity leading to increased risk of heart disease. If you feel like your work days run too long and can negatively impact […]
    • Heart Survivor Takes Steps to Be Healthy for Good
      October 19, 2014, started out just like any other day for me.  I headed to the gym as I did every Sunday at 8am. While working out, all seemed well until I started to feel dizziness, blurry vision, nausea, rapid heartbeat and was sweating profusely. Thankfully, a gym employee noticed I was in distress and called 911. Unaware of any previous heart […]
    • How Can Gratitude Help Your Heart?
      Do you ever feel that stress is taking over your life? That you’re constantly overwhelmed or anxious about work, home, school, family and your social life? In today’s world, stress and anxiety can come to us from a variety of sources. Traffic during your morning commute, running late for a meeting or getting negative feedback from your boss can all […]
    • How To Find a Healthy Balance When Managing Stress
      Stress – A constant struggle in my life, as well as many people in our world, especially in terms of trying to lessen it or release it completely from one’s life. Stress is about one of the hardest things for me to conquer, as I find that my mind is the most difficult part of me to controI.  My food journey has already taught me so much, now I am […]
    • Move More and Make it Count!
      The American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good movement is based on the simple premise that small steps add up to big results. The little things you do today could make a big difference for your health in the future. Healthy for Good is based on four main pillars: move more, eat smart, add color and be well. When you combine all four pillars, you […]
    • Former athlete shares heart journey, inspiring him to create awareness for young atheletes.
      My survivor story is something more unconventional compared to patients who have experienced what I have been going through these last 3 years of my life. My name is Michael Mosconi, and I am a 23-year-old Digital Marketer who resides in New Jersey, making the commute to New York City daily.  Every person I encounter mentions my athletic looking […]
    • How to Have a Heart-Healthy Vacation
      It’s the season for family travel! Whether you’re staying at the Jersey Shore or going somewhere exotic, keep in mind healthy habits when you go. Vacations are a time to relax, unwind and enjoy time with family. But sometimes, that can also mean ditching all your healthy habits. In fact, according to one study, weight gained on vacation stuck around up […]
    • Calling All New Jersey Heart & Stroke Heroes
      Have you or someone you know ever witnessed a cardiac or stroke emergency and taken action? The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2019 New Jersey American Heart and Stroke Hero Awards, locally supported by RWJBarnabas Health. These awards recognize individuals of any age, as well as […]