New York

    • Central New York couple shares miraculous CPR story, encourages everyone to get trained
      It had been 18 years since Lisa Wiles took a CPR class, but she still knew enough to save her husband’s life. On April 9, 2020, Lisa and her husband Dan Wiles were about to have dinner. Lisa heard Dan exclaim and then start making strange noises. At first, she thought he was choking on dinner, but she realized those noises meant that could not be the […]
    • Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, receives Heart of New York City Legacy Award
      Honor celebrates a lifetime of outstanding influence and impact in the field of medicine. The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives announced today that world-renowned cardiologist Dr. Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, will receive the Heart of New York City Legacy Award at the 2021 […]
    • 25th Anniversary of Hamptons Heart Ball to Honor Ali N. Zaidi, MD
      The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Ali N. Zaidi, MD will be the medical honoree at the American Heart Association’s 25th Annual Hamptons Heart Ball. In his role as honoree, Dr. Zaidi will assist in raising support and creating awareness about heart disease and stroke as it pertains to the Long Island and New York City […]
    • Central New York project asks kids “What does nutrition security mean to you?”
      Concerns over nutrition security in the Central New York community have been on the rise since the pandemic, but the problem isn’t new. The American Heart Association worked with Jack and Jill of America, Inc. on a new project, sponsored by National Grid, to help raise awareness about what nutrition security really is. The Nutrition Security Photo […]
    • Digital Health Expo kicks off on May 10
      America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk 2021 is different than ever before, including its Health Expo. Both events are digital this year. The Digital Health Expo Week of Wellness takes place May 10 – May 14, on the Facebook event page for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. People who have registered for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk […]
    • Women face unique risks for high blood pressure and stroke
      Women have a lot on their plates, and sometimes important self-care can take a back seat to work, family and other obligations. In fact, nearly 50% of adult women have high blood pressure, and nearly three-quarters of those with high blood pressure don’t have it under control. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can significantly increase a woman’s risk […]
    • American Heart Association launches new STEM Has Heart program in Syracuse
      Our community’s health is about more than just our bodies. The American Heart Association is officially launching the STEM Has Heart program to work with students and local leaders to help increase diversity in STEM fields. “The American Heart Association is dedicated to removing the barriers to good health and wellbeing,” said Kristin Rubino, […]
    • Nominate someone for the Lifestyle Change Award with the Rochester Heart Walk & Run
      As we strive to live a heart healthy lifestyle, do you know someone that has already made a big change? The American Heart Association wants to celebrate individuals who have made a positive impact on their health with the Lifestyle Change Award. The Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by Consiliarium Group, honors someone who has made significant, […]
    • Health check-up and COVID-19 vaccine best one-two punch to get healthy in wake of pandemic
      With some hope on the horizon in the fight against COVID-19, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary organization devoted to longer, healthier lives, and CPL, say it’s a good time to stop and take stock of your overall health and wellbeing. That means connecting with your doctor to schedule any check-ups you may have missed in the past […]
    • Webinar panelists four-paneEmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based Workshop Highlights Powerful Partnerships, Kicks-Off Grant Application Period
      The power of partnerships built on trust, dignity and respect was a key theme during March 17th’s EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ Faith-Based Workshop Zoom webinar, hosted by the American Heart Association (AHA), Eastern States region. “When you see value in people, it affirms that value that is in you,” said Dr. Abraham […]
    • Go Red for Women event transforms into a four-week digital experience
      A new Go Red for Women experience is coming to Western New York. The popular Go Red for Women Luncheon will be transformed into a four-week Get RED-Y to Go Red online program to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke. Starting March 22nd, program participants can access live, interactive webinars each week on a series of topics, including […]
    • Westchester WIC Benefits Community Forum presented by American Heart Association
      Welcome the American Heart Association’s Westchester County Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Community Forum. We would like to give a special thank you to our panelists, Sharon D’Errico from Sun River Health and Elena Tateo from Westchester County Department of Health. We created this companion […]
    • 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 […]
    • American Heart Association welcomes new members to Rochester regional advisory board
      Five local leaders are joining the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. These volunteers officially joined their first board meeting during American Heart Month in February.   Mehmet Aktas, MD – Cardiologist, Electrophysiology at UR Medicine       Simone Bailey-Brown, MD – […]
    • AHA NYC Spotlights Mental Health this Black History Month
      Time to Overcome Stigma of Mental Health and Barriers to Access in Black Community American Heart Association Celebrates Black History Month By Placing A Spotlight On Mental Health Earlier this year the American Heart Association released a statement declaring that depression and negative psychological health conditions are associated with a less […]
    • New Go Red experience debuts in Rochester
      A new Go Red for Women experience is coming to the Rochester area. The popular Go Red for Women Luncheon will be transformed into an online Go Red for Women Experience to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke. This year, participants can take part whenever their schedule allows with a flexible format. More than 30 sites, including sponsors, […]
    • Health groups call for restored funding to help prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in New York
      A group of 18 health focused organizations, including the American Heart Association, are calling on the New York State Legislature to restore funds to public health programs cut in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget. The groups co-signed the following letter to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. The […]
    • 2021 New York City National Wear Red Day Sizzle Reel
    • Go Red for Women NYC presents: Equitable Health for All Women
      The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement New York City is proud to present Equitable Health for All Women: A Special February Conversation in celebration of American Heart Month and Black History Month. We would like to thank today’s guest speakers: Dr. Jennifer Mieres, MD, SVP, Center for Equity of Care; Chief Diversity […]
    • Westchester SNAP Benefits Community Forum presented by American Heart Association
      Welcome the American Heart Association’s Westchester County Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits Community Forum. Thank you for joining us for this important discussion about food assistance programs available in our area. We would like to give a special thank you to our panelists, Anne Daddona from Westchester County […]
    • New campaign in Rochester highlights importance of flu vaccine during pandemic
        The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, along with sponsor UR Medicine, are helping to keep families and communities safe from the flu by providing facts, resources and encouraging people to get a flu vaccine. “Getting the flu vaccine is especially important this […]
    • American Heart Association and Buffalo Bills help kids get moving with video library
      The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with the Buffalo Bills, debuted the first-ever NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily physical […]
    • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND BROOKFIELD PARTNER TO BUILD A NEW DECADE OF HEALTH IN NEW YORK CITY
      The American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good™ is a revolutionary healthy living movement that inspires individuals to create lasting change in their health and life, one small step at a time. In New York City, the movement works with corporate sponsors and individual volunteers to inspire people to follow three core approaches: Eat Smart. Move […]
    • Young Stroke Survivor Runs Half Marathon for American Heart Association; Encourages Peers to Know the Symptoms F.A.S.T.
      Jesse Shea is a former college athlete who at age 26 lived an active and healthy lifestyle. One morning in November 2019 while the Cape May, NJ resident was preparing for work on his boat, he began feeling strange. The last thing he suspected was stroke. Soon after, he had very little movement on the right side of his body and could not control the […]
    • New Year’s Resolutions in a Pandemic
      Should New Year’s resolutions be different in the midst of a pandemic? We checked in with Robin Tassinari, MD, Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry at Albany Med, for advice. The American Heart Association in New York’s Capital Region and Albany Med are entering their fifth year of a special “Life is Why” collaboration, aimed to improve the health of […]
    • Goodbye 2020! Step into 2021 with a healthy New Year’s resolution
      We’re all ready to bid farewell to 2020, but are you ready for 2021? Start the year on a path to good health with a New Year’s resolution you can stick to. Vague, non-specific New Year’s resolutions are likely to fail. If you want to get healthy, choosing specific, realistic and attainable resolutions can lead to more success. Begin with small changes […]
    • Utica scientists to study cardiac abnormalities and autism link
      Is there a link between cardiac abnormalities and autism? That’s what Dr. Maria Kontaridis, Executive Director and Gordon K. Moe Professor of Biomedical Research and Translational Medicine at the  Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI) in Utica, will be studying for the next three years, thanks to a $299,835.00 three-year Transformational Project […]
    • Gov. Cuomo needs to allot CARES money to alleviate health disparities
      The chair of the Capital Region Board of Directors, Jennifer Corcoran Conway, called on Gov. Cuomo to use the CARES money the state has to improve health inequities.  The American Heart Association (AHA) supports the call by Senators Rivera and Persaud, and Assemblymembers Hevesi, Lupardo, Gottfried, Jaffee, Bronson, and Rosenthal to allocate much […]
    • Harvest of Health: Women’s Health & Gender Inequities
      Welcome to the American Heart Association in New York City’s final webinar in the Fall 2020 Harvest of Health series. The last three months have produced amazing conversation and we are thrilled to deliver this special session about Women’s Health and Gender Inequities. Women’s health touches upon a number of critical issues that intersect […]
    • Different format, but same spirit at Breakfast with Santa
      The setting was different, but the spirit was the same as 35 of the families who make up the Cardiac Kids group of the Capital Region gathered by Zoom for their annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 6. Just as it would have been had they gathered in person, the kids talked over each other – sharing stories of Elves on the Shelves, asking when […]
    • New leaders, date announced for Rochester Heart Walk & Run
      The American Heart Association is proud to announce new leaders for the 2021 Rochester Heart Walk & Run. Keith Williams, Managing Partner at Consiliarium Group, and Jennifer Graney, Partner at Consiliarium Group, are serving as co-chairpersons for the upcoming event. Williams and Graney both have decades of experience in employee benefits […]
    • Deadline extended for Red Cap Ambassador nominations
      There have been children who have had open heart surgery before their second birthdays. There have been adults sidelined from running marathons, and some still active with their local fire companies even after open heart surgery. The Red Cap Ambassadors to America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk look a little different every year, but one thing remains […]
    • New York City: Growing Food Insecurity Makes Norwood Farmstand Essential
      American Heart Association and philanthropist Rose Caiola partner with GrowNYC to relaunch year-round market The American Heart Association in New York City understands the important role that healthy food access and a nutritious diet play in our overall health. However, lack of access to healthy food in New York City was prevalent before the […]
    • Excelsior College is first to participate in Field Day
      The American Heart Association’s Field Day brings fun and activity into the workday, boosting employee morale and improving health, while also investing in the work of the American Heart Association. Excelsior College, a not-for-profit online college in Albany, was the first Capital Region company to participate in Field Day, part of the American Heart […]
    • Heart of Rochester campaign zeroes in to improve community’s heart health
      The American Heart Association is going “beyond the table” to further the commitment of the annual Rochester Heart Ball. Instead of a single event, the Heart of Rochester campaign will extend to a three-month campaign bringing the work of the American Heart Association to life in our community. “We usually come together each year for a beautiful Heart […]
    • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND CITI CONTINUE BUILDING LONGER, HEALTHIER LIVES IN NEW YORK CITY
      November is Eat Smart Month, a celebration of the Healthy for Good™ movement, and the American Heart Association is honoring this month by fighting heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyle changes. In New York City, the Association is partnering with Citi to inspire residents to improve their health outcomes and create lasting change in […]
    • Central New York and Southern Tier companies recognized for workplace health achievements
      In Central New York and the Southern Tier, eight organizations received recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and invest in the health of their workforce as part of the 2020 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index. The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier […]
    • Western New York companies recognized for workplace health achievements
      In Western New York, nine organizations received recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and invest in the health of their workforce as part of the 2020 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index. The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, created the Index […]
    • America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk kicks off
      The date for America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk is changing, but the mission of the event remains the same. The American Heart Association announced its plans for America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk in a digital kickoff on Nov. 17. America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk will take place on May 15, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon. There are currently three […]
    • Dr. Sonia Angell of Columbia University receives American Heart Association’s 2020 Chairman’s Award
      The American Heart Association presented its 2020 Chairman’s Award to Sonia Y. Angell, M.D., M.P.H, D.T. M. & H., assistant clinical professor of medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, at Scientific Sessions 2020. Dr. Angell’s work has had a major impact in the U.S. and globally on critical public health issues […]
    • Be a changemaker: Join the American Heart Association’s work in the Rochester community
      You probably know about the thousands of your fellow community members who take part in the Rochester Heart Walk & Run, the Heart Ball, or the Go Red for Women Luncheon each year, but do you know what else the American Heart Association is doing? “We are so much more than the events you love,” said American Heart Association Executive Director Marc […]
    • AHA President: The best way forward requires bridging disciplines, people, places
      The challenges facing our world are many – from timely concerns such as the coronavirus pandemic and the renewed emphasis it has placed on the need to dismantle structural racism to the ongoing challenges of treating and beating the top two killers around the globe: heart disease and stroke. As president of the American Heart Association, Dr. Mitch […]
    • Boston, NYC physicians to receive Joseph A. Vita Award at Scientific Sessions
      The American Heart Association has recognized two physicians, one from New York City and one from Boston, for their impact on the field of cardiovascular biology and health during the last five years. Dr. Hooman Kamel, of Weill Cornell Medicine, and Dr. Robert W. Yeh, of Harvard Medical School, were named the 2020 Joseph A. Vita Award recipients at […]
    • Harvest of Health: Nutrition & Food Access
      Welcome to the American Heart Association in New York City’s second webinar in the Harvest of Health series. We are thrilled to serve-up the second helping of this three-course meal. In honor of November being Eat Smart Month, we decided that this conversation should focus on the topics of nutrition and food access in NYC. As an appetizer, we want to […]
    • Heart Association seeks participants for Heart Health Reset
      Even in a normal year, staying healthy in November and December can be a challenge. COVID-19 is adding more intensity and pressure to that challenge. To help people maintain their health through the end of the calendar year, the American Heart Association in the Upper Hudson Valley is offering a Heart-Health Reset, sponsored by Antalek & Moore […]
    • SOLVE THE EQUATION: WOMEN OUTNUMBERED IN STEM CAREERS
      National STEM Day opportunity to close gap and encourage women to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education STEM is the abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Careers in these fields are highly lucrative, very competitive, and exceedingly in demand across the country. However, statistics indicate […]
    • Popular Go Red for Women event in Buffalo will be held digitally
      A new Go Red for Women experience is coming to Western New York. The popular Handbags for Heart “PURSE-onality” auction will be transformed into an online experience to support the fight to end heart disease and stroke. Bidding opens online at noon on Tuesday, November 10th and runs until Friday, November 13th at 6:30 p.m. A live program featuring an […]
    • Chair of the AHA Eastern States Board outlines budget requests to Gov. Cuomo
      David Ping, chair of the Eastern States Board of the American Heart Association, and Hudson Valley resident, sent the following letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the end of October, stressing how important the funding of public health programs is to all New Yorkers.     October 29, 2020 The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State […]
    • Central New York volunteers honored by Eastern States region of the American Heart Association
      The American Heart Association is honoring five local volunteers and organizations for their work to help create a world of longer, healthier lives. The Eastern States Volunteer Awards recognize companies and volunteers across the 13 states of the Eastern Region of the American Heart Association in several categories. Winners from the Central New York […]
    • American Heart Association NYC honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month by funding nonprofit that provides housing to victims of domestic violence and their children  
      DOMESTIC ABUSE MAY DO LONG-TERM DAMAGE TO WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH According to research published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), women exposed to domestic abuse were 31% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than women who had not experienced abuse. In the U.S. one in four women has experienced […]
    • Buffalo CycleNation Challenge finishes with local winners, national recognition
        The American Heart Association is excited to announce the winners of the nationally recognized CycleNation Challenge. The first-ever six-week challenge format for the popular Buffalo CycleNation had 275 people moving and raising funds in the fight against stroke and heart disease. More than 25 teams competed for six weeks in the Challenge. Teams […]
    • Healthy, active moms had strokes in their 30s
      Laura Candella-Weimer and Amber Buckley were both in their 30s, working women with families who ate well and exercised regularly. They were also in their 30s when they each had a stroke. They will share their stories during the American Stroke Association’s digital CycleNation experience on Thursday, Oct. 29, at noon. Throughout the month of October, […]
    • NYC STEM Goes Red Launching in November: Initiative inspires and empowers high school girls across New York City to pursue a STEM career
      The American Heart Association in New York City’s  Go Red for Women® campaign’s STEM Goes Red initiative is back for its third year. While the 2020 event will be a digital experience, the goal remains the same: to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As a science-based organization, the […]
    • Harvest of Health: Youth Forum
      Welcome to the American Heart Association in New York City’s first annual Harvest of Health. We are thrilled to be bringing you the first installment of our seasonal webinar series. In today’s webinar we will be focusing on the topic of youth health. But before we get started, we want to share some important resources and materials to help you […]
    • 43-year-old never expected a stroke
      Mickey Orta attributed  a week of migraines and pain in the back of his head to work travel. But on a Friday night in March 2019, on his way to dinner with his wife, Maggie, the then-43-year-old felt a little queasy and off balance as they walked to the hostess station. Seated in the booth, he slumped to the left, leaning against the wall, and couldn’t […]
    • Long Island: A loving tribute from a son to his mother, Dolly
      In drafting this article tonight, I realize that it’s five months ago this evening that I wrote my mom’s obituary, Virginia (Dolly) Dalessio who passed on April 21. Yesterday, on Sunday, I sat on my porch – very close to where my mom would sit during her visits to Sands Point and noticed all the things she would capture – such as the red robin she […]
    • Capraro and Esche chairing CycleNation in the Mohawk Valley
      Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 killer, and leading cause of disability. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is hosting CycleNation to raise awareness about that fact – and raise the funds to change the statistic. Gerard Capraro, Ph.D., founder of Capraro Technologies, and Mr. Rob Esche, president and founder of […]
    • Health professionals chair Go Red for Women Empowered Summit
      They are both in their 30s, investing in their careers and in their families – something they see as typical of women their age. They also agree that women’s heart health is often overlooked in the day-to-day lives of the “everywoman” whom they represent. In these days of COVID-19, the need for good health has become even more important, they say. Sara […]
    • American Heart Association In New York City Honors World Mental Health Day By Investing In Local Health Tech Entrepreneur
      Startup makes mental health care accessible, inclusive for communities of color and low-income youth World Mental Health Day is this Saturday, October 10, and the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization, recognizes the importance of mental health. Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine […]
    • Neurosurgeon; PR executive to chair CycleNation in the Capital Region
      Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 killer, and leading cause of disability. The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is hosting CycleNation to raise awareness about that fact – and raise the funds to change the statistic. Alan Boulos, M.D., Chair of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of the Neurosciences Institute and Professor […]
    • American Heart Association awards grant to Western New York school to provide health equipment
      A Western New York school is among the recipients of a nationwide grant from the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge has awarded $3,500 to Oak Orchard Elementary School in Medina for a socially distant fitness trail. Awarded to schools across the country, the grants continue the American Heart Association’s […]
    • Insurance Executive to chair Go Red for Women Luncheon
      It was only after Susan Pagones’ mother passed away suddenly from heart disease that the family found clues that might have alerted them that she had been having heart issues. “It was 22 years ago, and I still get choked up talking about it,” Pagones said. “She was only 57 years old. She used to watch her grandchildren every Tuesday, but this Tuesday […]
    • Carbone Exec to chair America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk in 2021
      Adapting to change has been a way of life for Alen Mukic, general manager of Carbone Yorkville. That ability to adapt is coming in handy as he leads America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk, which will likely be a digital or hybrid digital/in person experience, and is scheduled for May 15, 2021, instead of the usual March weekend. Everything around us is […]
    • CycleNation Capital Region hosts Rally Day
      Every 80 seconds, someone suffers a stroke. CycleNation is part of the American Stroke Association’s movement to change that statistic. From Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, participants across the nation are committing to cycle – or walk, hike, run, or engage in whatever kind of exercise they want – to rack up 1 million miles by Oct. 29, when the digital […]
    • Utica CycleNation Rally Day set for Thursday, Sept. 24
      Every 80 seconds, someone suffers a stroke. CycleNation is part of the American Stroke Association’s movement to change that statistic. From Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, participants across the nation are committing to cycle – or walk, hike, run, or engage in whatever kind of exercise they want – to rack up 1 million miles by Oct. 29, when One CycleNation will […]
    • Delivering healthy meals to frontline workers in Buffalo and Rochester
      Everyone needs access to healthy meals, especially in a time of crisis. The American Heart Association spearheaded healthy meal deliveries in Rochester and Buffalo to healthcare workers on the frontline of COVID-19 in late April. ‘Heat and eat’ meal deliveries from Project Lean Nation were made possible by A.R. Arena Products, Bergmann, Bonduelle, CPL, […]
    • Healthy tips for an unusual return to school
       It’s time to head back to school, but this year it won’t be the return of a normal routine. With classes happening virtually, in-person, or both, families are dealing with a lot of uncertainties. The American Heart Association has some tips to make this school year’s “new normal” a little healthier. Get back on a sleep schedule Healthy sleep habits […]
    • Buffalo CycleNation: Create Your Own Adventure to help fight stroke
      A new CycleNation experience is coming to Western New York.  The popular CycleNation event is back, but with a new digital format for 2020. Instead of a one-day event, CycleNation is now a 6-week challenge. The new format allows CycleNation to expand to more participants, including those who may not have access to a bike. The CycleNation: Create Your […]
    • North Country school awarded national Kids Heart Challenge grant
      A North Country school is among the recipients of a nationwide grant from the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge has awarded $3,200 to Copenhagen Central School in Copenhagen for a refocus obstacle course. Awarded to schools across the country, the grants continue the American Heart Association’s […]
    • Four Utica-area organizations receive Community Impact Grants
      Four Mohawk Valley organizations have received Community Impact Grants from the American Heart Association, for a total of $33,000. This year’s grant recipients all focus on healthy eating and food availability. “The Community Impact Grants help local groups start or continue projects aimed at improving the health of our community,” said Christine […]
    • Lawyer, Neurosurgeon head Capital Region NY board
      Albany, New York – Jennifer Corcoran Conway, a partner at Tully Rinckey LLC, has been named Chair of the Capital Region Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. Alan Boulos, M.D., Chair of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of the Neurosciences Institute and Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology at Albany Med, is its new president. Both […]
    • E-cigs 101
      Here’s a 101 on e-cigarettes, which may suppress the immune system, making people more susceptible to respiratory infections and delayed recovery.   […]
    • I am why: congenital heart defect survivor turns diagnosis into career passion
      This guest blog is written by Rochester-area survivor Miranda Williamson, who is now studying at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. There was once a time 30 years ago when a child born with heart disease had little chance of living a normal life or possibly a life at all. Luckily, advancements are being made every day to help these children. […]
    • Protect your heart in the heat
      With the summer heat upon us, be sure to protect your heart in the heat. It’s important to know that extreme heat can be hard on the heart. As the temperature rises, so can your risk for suffering health issues like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Doctors recommend using good judgment when it comes to activities outside in the heat, and that you stay […]
    • Blood pressure cuffCommunity-wide Check It! Challenge programs in Central New York and Southern Tier see success in first year
      Despite a global pandemic, the American Heart Association’s Check It! Challenge is making a difference in the fight to control a silent killer. The association’s first community-wide Check It! Challenge in Central New York and the Southern Tier encouraged participants to regularly check their blood pressure and take steps to lower their numbers. The […]
    • Scientific advances helped save man’s life after sudden cardiac arrest
      Bruce and Gail Markel of Poughkeepsie had always been active – they were gym members, Gail is an LPN, and Bruce putters all day. But in January 2017, when Bruce was 70, he had a sudden cardiac arrest. “He hadn’t been acting like himself,” Gail Markel said. “Our daughter talked him into going to the doctor. I went to start the car, and he had just […]
    • New York City’s Elizabeth Elting and Michael Burlant, serve as a catalyst to launch American Heart Association’s Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund propelling vital work in local community
      The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, received the first instrumental investments from longtime patrons, the Elizabeth Elting Foundation, Elizabeth Elting and Michael Burlant (https://www.lizelting.com/foundation) and Lynne and Marc Benioff to launch the American […]
    • Quick action saves teen
      It was Friday the 13th, and a full moon. That had Arlington High School nurses Maryellen Siegel and Jacqueline Moreira “quaking in our boots,” Siegel said. “We’re not normally superstitious, but we do see differences when there’s a full moon,” she said. Still, it had been a relatively normal September day until some students ran in to tell the nurses […]
    • Aubree’s mom shares our 5-year-old Heart Hero’s story
      5-year-old Aubree Spence is the Heart Hero of the 2020 Virtual Capital Region Heart Walk on June 7. Her mom, Jess Spence, shares Aubree’s story. You can meet Aubree during the opening ceremonies of the Heart Walk, found at our Facebook event page. Aubree was born with a rare congenital heart defect (CHD)call Truncus Arteriosus with a Ventricular […]
    • The AHA Launches 2nd Webinar in a Series Discussing Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
      Long before the pandemic, systemic challenges have contributed to disparities that impede some people from living long, healthy lives. Your ZIP code should not determine how long you live, but it does. Social factors, which are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources, as well as immigration status, occupation, and language preference, […]
    • ICYMI: Eastern States Launched a Webinar Series on the Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
      On May 15, the Eastern States Community Impact team launched the first webinar of a series designed to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in communities of color. The webinar was offered to health equity leaders nationwide and was attended by approximately 1,035 participants. During the webinar, implications of COVID-19 from the perspective of economics, […]
    • Increased cigarette tax, public health funding are priorities in Virtual Lobby Week
      A pandemic is not the time to ease up on funding for health prevention programs, said the American Heart Association, and from Tuesday, May 27 through Friday, May 29, advocates from the American Heart Association will be phoning, emailing and tweeting elected state officials to remind them of that fact. Some 50 advocates will be seeking to increase the […]
    • Capital Region Executives Chair Virtual Heart Walk
      With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is embracing the new normal and moving its iconic Capital Region Heart Walk and Run, set for Sunday, June 7, online. The Capital Region Heart Walk and Run is […]
    • American Heart Association, Rochester and Consiliarium Group Announce Lifestyle Change Award Call for Nominations
      Application deadline is June 1st The American Heart Association is celebrating individuals who have made a positive impact on their health and quality of life with a Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by Consiliarium Group. Applications for the award are currently being accepted and can be submitted by friends, family, and co-workers. People are welcome […]
    • Rochester Heart WalkThe American Heart Association’s 2020 Rochester Heart Walk and Run goes virtual June 20th
      With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is embracing the new normal and moving it’s iconic Rochester Heart Walk & Run online. Now in its 30th year, the 2020 Rochester Heart Walk & Run, is a […]
    • The AHA Convenes Health Equity Leaders to Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
      Long before the coronavirus impacted how we live, work, and play, systemic challenges contributed to disparities that impede some people from living long, healthy lives. Your ZIP code should not determine how long you live, but it does. Social factors, which are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources, have been mostly responsible for […]
    • Go Red for Women hosts Virtual Mother’s Day Tea
      What role does your mother play in your life? How does your relationship with your daughter affect your outlook on life? Is there one woman in particular who has helped you get where you are? On Thursday, May 14, from noon to 1 p.m., the American Heart Association invites you to honor the special women in your life during the Virtual Go Red for Women […]
    • Gov. Cuomo, please keep funding for public health programs and Medicaid
      Today, 31 public health organizations sent this letter to Gov. Cuomo asking him to keep funding public health programs and Medicaid. Here is the letter, with the signatories at the bottom of the letter.  April 29, 2020 The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 Dear Governor Cuomo, Through the […]
    • AHA NYC Board Member Liz Elting Combats COVID-19 and Health Inequality
      American Heart Association New York City Board Member Liz Elting unveiled a multimillion-dollar charitable initiative created to support comprehensive COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts – including funding for research, frontline healthcare workers, public health resources, and direct support to the country’s most vulnerable and under served […]
    • Tri-County Heart Walk goes virtual
      With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is embracing the new normal and moving its iconic Tri-County Heart Walk online. The Tri-County Heart Walk, in its 26th year and set for Saturday, May 2, is a […]
    • 34-year-old had AFib, cardiac arrest, cardiomyopathy
      When 34-year-old Danielle Allen was 19, she was told she had a heart murmur. An echocardiogram showed a small pinhole in her heart. From that point on, she had annual cardiology visits. When she was 32, all that changed. “I started feeling breathless, my chest felt heavy and I was dizzy,” Allen said. “I couldn’t ‘breathe one day, and my mother called […]
    • April 18 Dutchess-Ulster Heart Walk is now virtual
      With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is embracing the new normal and moving its iconic Dutchess-Ulster Heart Walk online. The Dutchess-Ulster Heart Walk is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate […]
    • New York State budget left out some important measures
      Passage of the 2020 New York state budget left a number of important public health issues on the table, which will have a negative impact on the health of all New Yorkers for years to come. The AHA is disheartened that all flavored tobacco products were not prohibited from sale and that a model school wellness policy wasn’t adopted. “The 2020 Budget […]
    • #GoRedNYC brings March Nutrition Month to life
      The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women New York City movement celebrated National Nutrition Month in March by creating a special eight-part video series. The series was sponsored and hosted by Rose Caiola, founder of ReWire Me and principal of Bettina Equities, who is a long-time supporter of Go Red for Women and a member of the New […]
    • Southern Tier Stroke Support Group needs your votes for national award
      A Southern Tier group is a finalist for the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Hero Voters’ Choice Award and needs votes from the community to win. The Southern Tier Support Group is one of 8 finalists. This year, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted […]
    • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NYC OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS
      The American Heart Association is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020-2021 New York City Community Impact Grant application process. This grant will provide funding for non-profit organizations with programs and projects that have a focus on expanding access to healthy food for children living in under-served communities throughout the five […]
    • CycleNation Comes To Westchester To Help Prevent Stroke: Dr. Yafell Serulle serves as Chair
      The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, will host its first-ever CycleNation in Westchester on Friday, May 1, 2020 at Yonkers Brewing Company, 92 Main Street, Yonkers. Yafell Serulle, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery at Phelps Hospital Northwell Health and a member of the Department of Neurology […]
    • What you need to know at America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk
      America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk is celebrating 46 years of saving lives. The 2020 America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk will be March 6th and 7th. America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk Weekend events include: The Healthy for Good Expo will be held on Friday, March 6th at Utica College. The Expo will be held from 9a.m. – 7p.m. Runners and […]
    • American Heart Association and Partners Across New York Ask Residents to ‘Take the Pressure Off, NYC!’
      The American Heart Association along with members of the Take the Pressure Off, NYC! Coalition utilized American Heart Month as a catalyst to raise awareness and encourage New Yorkers to check and know their blood pressure numbers. High blood pressure or hypertension is often called the silent killer because it usually has no symptoms, meaning that an […]
    • Pediatric Cardiologist who practiced for 40 years and treated 20,000 patients receives award
      The youngest patient Dr. Eric Spooner ever treated was in utero. The oldest, when Dr. Spooner retired in 2016, was 71. “If you are able to diagnose a problem within a child’s heart and have a surgeon fix it, you can take a child who would be born, and would normally only live a day or two, and give them possibly 75 years of life.  Now, that makes it […]