New York City

    • 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 […]
    • 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 […]
    • Investing in the Health of Brooklyn: American Heart Association and Liz Elting Unveil First Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Kiosk
      New York, NY — The American Heart Association and the Elizabeth Elting Foundation will unveil the first blood pressure self-monitoring kiosk at The Campaign Against Hunger’s (TCAH) resource center and food pantry in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn on October 2. The state-of-the-art BP kiosk will empower clients of TCAH to measure and track their blood pressure and […]
    • New York’s Governor Cuomo’s executive action doesn’t go far enough
      NEW YORK – The American Heart Association is very disappointed with the limited scope of the emergency executive action Gov. Cuomo took today, Sept. 15,  which would ban the sale of certain flavored e-cigarettes, and hopes that there is an opportunity to include all flavored tobacco products, including menthol combustible cigarettes. “This […]
    • Young Professionals assemble to fight heart disease and stroke
      The American Heart Association in New York City is pleased to announce that the 2019 Young Professionals Red Ball will take place on Friday, November 15 at Stage 48 in Manhattan. Ticket to this vibrant and bold fundraiser are on sale now. The YP Red Ball is an annual event hosted by the Association’s Young Professionals group, which over the past 10 […]
    • Coney Island ‘Goes to the Dogs’ for Brooklyn Heart Walk
      The American Heart Association’s Brooklyn Heart Walk is pleased to announce that participants can now bring their friendly dogs to walk with them on Sunday, September 15 at MCU Park in Coney Island. This is the first time that a Brooklyn Heart Walk will welcome pets. The announcement comes after recent studies have shown that having a pet, especially a […]
    • Women’s Equality Day: American Heart Association Names Liz Elting to Board of Directors in NYC
      Liz Elting, the Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation and one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in America as well as a noted advocate for women’s health and equality, has been named to the New York City Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. The appointment comes following a years-long relationship between Elting […]
    • Rising blood pressure puts women at greater stroke risk than men
        As the severity of high blood pressure rises, the risk of stroke rises almost twice as quickly in women compared with men, according to a new study. Published Tuesday in the journal Hypertension, the research raises the question of whether sex-specific guidelines may be needed for controlling high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the most […]
    • American Heart Association Announces 2020 Heart & Stroke Ball Leaders and Honoree
      Dr. Valentin Fuster to receive Heart of Gold Award New York, NY August 6, 2019 — The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives announced today that Chris Hariegel and Howard Weinstein of Compass One Healthcare will serve as Event Co-Chairs of the New York City Heart & Stroke […]
    • AHA Applauds Speaker Johnson’s Plan for Food Equity in NYC
      Access to affordable healthy food is good for our hearts and good for our city  For immediate release New York, NY August 1, 2019 — The American Heart Association supports New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s plan to combat food inequality. Affordable healthy food is a cornerstone to our mission, and we remain deeply committed to making sure […]
    • Excessive TV time linked to heart risk in African Americans
      Everybody knows being sedentary is bad for your heart. But a new study suggests watching lots of TV might be particularly bad for African Americans – and it was linked to more of a risk than having a job that requires sitting all day. The study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association said African Americans who watched more […]
    • American Heart Association Announces 2019 Heart & Stroke Ball Co-Chairs and Honoree
      Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin to receive Heart of Gold Award for her legacy of service New York, NY June 10, 2019 — The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives announced today that Paul Killion and Jerry Eisner of Compass One Healthcare will serve as Event Co-Chairs of the 2019 New […]
    • American Heart Association Applauds Passage of Three Bills in NYC
      Effective Physical Education and safer street guidelines will improve health equity For immediate release The American Heart Association applauds the New York City Council on passing important legislation to help ensure New York City children are receiving adequate Physical Education (Intro 1294 and Intro 1298) and (Int 322) to create a checklist of […]
    • Why I’m running for the American Heart Association: For My Mom
      By Matt Lindner The call that completely turned my world upside down came when I was at a bar in Chicago after a playoff hockey game. “Matt,” my sister said, “Mom had a stroke and we need to go out to the suburbs now.” We didn’t know it at the time, but my mom had fallen into a coma that she would never come out of. Five days later, just after Mother’s […]
    • Wall Street Run & Heart Walk back to inspire New Yorkers to move more!
      Co-Chairs and Sponsors dedicate resources and expertise to fight heart disease New York, NY, April 23, 2019 — The American Heart Association invites New York City to run with us at the 2019 Wall Street Run & Heart Walk on Thursday, May 16 at Brookfield Place. Brendan Dunn and Greg Brunner from KPMG co-chair this year’s Heart Walk and will lead […]
    • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION $50,000 COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS OPEN
      GRANTS INTENDED FOR ORGS IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD IN NYC New York, NY, April 22, 2019 — The American Heart Association is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019-2020 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 […]
    • American Heart Association, Parents and National Leaders to Launch“Flavors Hook Kids NYC”
      Coalition Calls on City Leaders to Restrict the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Nearly 81 Percent of Young Smokers Start with a Flavored Product New York, NY April 17, 2019 — The American Heart Association today joins a diverse group of national and local organizations that have joined together to kick off the “Flavors Hook Kids NYC” campaign. The campaign […]
    • QUEENS TEACHER DYES HAIR BLUE FOR KIDS’ HEART CHALLENGE
      Second grader becomes heart hero and develops top fundraiser Danielle Hnath loves dreaming up creative ways to challenge her students. The physical education teacher at P.S. 193Q Alfred J. Kennedy School in Whitestone, she is dedicated to helping her more than 500 students adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes getting plenty of exercise, learning […]
    • We Won! American Heart Association NYC Applauds Healthy Kids’ Meals Passage
      The American Heart Association applauds the New York City Council on passing Int. 1064, a bill that ensures that water, milk, 100 percent fruit juice and flavored water without added sweeteners are the preferred options for all restaurant kids’ meals offered in New York City. The American Heart Association supports this bill and applauds Speaker Corey […]
    • STEM GOES RED SEEKS TO CLOSE GENDER GAP IN STEM FIELDS
      Bipasha Ray is not your typical 10th-grader. She spends her summers in India and Nepal spreading awareness about heart health and helping diagnose rural children with rheumatic heart disease. She’s a trailblazer! Last November, she became one of the youngest presenters in the history of the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. On April 5, […]
    • CYCLENATION RETURNS TO IGNITE A HEALTH REVOLUTION IN NYC
      The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, will host its second-annual CycleNation on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from the top of One World Trade Center. This year, David Langer, MD, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital Northwell Health, will serve as Chair of this stroke-centric event. “My […]
    • SUSAN LUCCI TO KEYNOTE NYC GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON
      New York City, February 19, 2019 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, is proud to announce that Emmy Award-winning actress and New York Times best-selling author Susan Lucci will deliver the Keynote Address at the 2019 NYC Go Red for Women Luncheon on Friday, […]
    • Depression after stroke common among black, Hispanic survivors
      For the nearly 800,000 people who experience a stroke each year in the United States, the aftereffects are likely to be life-changing. Often, it’s the long-term physical complications that get the most attention, problems ranging from temporary weakness or permanent paralysis to difficulty swallowing, talking or thinking. There are frequently […]
    • NYC-based companies rally around the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force to create longer, healthier lives
      Life Is Why We Give™ campaign helps consumers support life-saving research and education during American Heart Month For immediate release New York City, January 31, 2019 — Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke or a heart attack. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death, and while progress has been made, stroke is still the […]
    • American Heart Association Warns of Snow Shoveling Health Hazards
      For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the American Heart 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 in cold weather should […]
    • American Heart Association applauds Tobacco 21 proposal, wishes for more healthy school initiatives in proposed 2019 state budge
      For immediate release ALBANY, January 15, 2019 — Today’s State of the State signaled an important step in the campaign to protect New York’s youth from the dangers of smoking and e-cigarette use. By raising the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, New York State can change the narrative pushed on youth by Big Tobacco. […]
    • Ethnicity a ‘risk-enhancing’ factor under new cholesterol guidelines
      As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family’s ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it comes to cholesterol and your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In a recent update of cholesterol guidelines, a national panel of scientists and health experts stressed a more personalized approach to risk assessment, […]
    • How to sneak in healthy physical activity during a sedentary work day
      Too much sitting around can bring heart health risks, but when your job has you sitting all day, what do you do? “Sit less, move more,” is the simple advice from Deborah Rohm Young, chair of the panel that wrote a 2016 American Heart Association advisory published in the journal Circulation. The AHA recommends adults get at least 150 […]
    • Two area executives will chair 2019 Heart Walk & Run
      M&T Bank’s Dan Burns and Mirror Show Management’s Donna Shultz hope to raise $800,000 at the American Heart Association’s April 2019 event Rochester, NY – The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces that Dan Burns, President of M&T Bank’s […]
    • Hair isn’t the only thing getting trimmed at these black barbershops
      Barbershops in the African-American community could help men reduce and control their blood pressure, according to a new study. The research showed long-term reductions in blood pressure among customers who met periodically with pharmacists at 52 Los Angeles County barbershops. Published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, the […]
    • Staying quit: How to stop smoking for good
      Nobody knows who first said, “To succeed, you first have to fail.” But it’s a phrase many smokers likely relate to. About half of all smokers try to quit each year, according to federal data. But only about 7 percent are successful. “We’ve heard about people who say, ‘That’s it!’ and they stop for good. […]
    • Energy drinks, cramming for final exams could be unhealthy mix
      Final exams – and the ensuing all-night study sessions they cause – are looming large for many students across the country. But reaching for energy drinks to perk up those drooping eyelids and boost study performance could do more harm than good. Recent research shows just one energy drink can affect blood vessel function. And other studies have shown […]
    • NYC Philanthropic Leaders and American Heart Association Unite to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke
      Celebrate #GivingTuesday by supporting a lifesaving cause  New York City, November 27, 2018 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, and New York City’s philanthropic leaders are joining forces on #GivingTuesday to raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke, […]
    • Have diabetes? Make sure to manage cholesterol, too
      For people with diabetes, blood sugar isn’t the only important measurement. New cholesterol guidelines suggest the more than 110 million U.S. adults with diabetes or prediabetes also should manage their cholesterol. The guidelines released earlier this month during the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference suggest […]
    • American Heart Association Statement on NYC Healthy Kids’ Meals Bill
      No legislative action three months after bill introduction  New York, NY, November 13, 2018 —  According to the New York City Department of Health, nearly half of all elementary school children are not at a healthy weight. People who are overweight are at an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and other chronic […]
    • 15-year-old presents research at prestigious science conference
      Nobel Prize winners, worldwide experts and pioneering investigators are among the thousands who have presented research at the American Heart Association’s flagship scientific meeting over the years. The prestigious group now also includes 15-year-old Bipasha Ray. The 10th-grader shared her team’s research about rheumatic heart disease […]
    • New York City leading stroke expert honored at NECC health summit
            The 13th annual Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC) summit honored Dr. Olajide Williams yesterday with the American Stroke Association Community Conscience Award  for his unique research based on stroke disparities in communities.  “I am humbled, overwhelmed, deeply honored and grateful,” said Dr. Williams during Thursday’s […]
    • American Stroke Association NYC Honors Stroke & Heart Heroes
      Stroke Breakfast & Awards Ceremony marks World Stroke Day 2018 New York City, October 17, 2018 — The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, will host its annual Stroke Breakfast & Awards ceremony on World Stroke Day, Monday, October 29th at the New York Academy of Sciences.  Clot-busting drugs and medical […]
    • AHA Names NYC Community Impact Grant Recipients: Green Bronx Machine and Common Threads Empower NYC Kids Through Nutrition
      New York City, October 1, 2018 —  The American Heart Association in New York City is proud to announce that Green Bronx Machine and Common Threads  are the recipients of the 2018-2019 Community Impact Grants. This year, the Community Impact Grants will provide $90,000 of funding for programs with strong, outcomes-focused initiatives that expand the […]
    • AHA News: Church-based health programs may help black adults lower blood pressure
      A new study found that black churchgoers who learned about healthy habits while receiving religious and personal encouragement saw a steeper drop in their blood pressure than those who didn’t. That’s important because high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, the leading causes of death in the world. Black adults […]
    • Focus on Hypertension: How many at-home checks does it take to diagnose high blood pressure?
      A routine visit to the doctor’s office typically results in a single blood pressure measurement. But for people on the verge of being diagnosed with high blood pressure, or hypertension, visits usually involve several additional checks at the office, along with a recommendation of having more taken at home. But how many? At least three days’ […]
    • Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanics in certain counties more likely to die from heart disease, stroke
      Hispanic adults who live in counties with high concentrations of their ethnic peers are about 60 percent more likely than those who don’t to die from heart disease and stroke, a new study shows. As a group, Hispanics have lower death rates from heart disease and stroke than white and black adults – despite having high rates of uncontrolled high blood […]
    • California enacts bill for healthier beverages in restaurant kids’ meals, NYC should follow
      DALLAS, September 20, 2018 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on California Senate Bill 1192, the California Healthy by Default Kids Meals Beverages bill: “California has made history today by becoming the first state to ensure that water or milk comes standard for kids’ meals at all restaurants. The American […]
    • Brooklyn’s Go Red ‘Real Woman’ Invites You to 2018 Brooklyn Heart Walk this Weekend
      The American Heart Association’s 2018 Brooklyn Heart Walk will take place this coming weekend. On Sunday, Brooklynites will come together to raise money for heart health research and honor survivors of heart disease. We’ll raise awareness that it’s the leading cause of death in America, and remind our community that 80% of those deaths may be […]
    • Back to Healthy Basics for Back to School Lunch
      With summer coming to a close, it’s time for the first day of school and planning back-to-school shopping ‘must-haves.’ After all of the new clothes and classroom supplies have been purchased, one of the last items parents shop for are groceries. This school year, the American Heart Association (AHA) is encouraging parents to make  healthier school […]
    • American Heart Association Calls for Tobacco 21 Law in Putnam
      The American Heart Association is asking Putnam County legislators to take up Tobacco 21 legislation to help save lives and money in Putnam. The Association advocated for similar legislation in Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties—all have passed laws to increase the purchase age of tobacco products to 21 from 18. “Passing […]
    • Letter to the Editor: Just common sense: the drinks offered with kids’ meals should be healthy
      By Annabelle Jimenez On Thursday, August 23, the New York Post published an article with the misleading headline, “City Council wants to ban soda from fast-food kids’ meals.” This headline is not reflective of what the proposed legislation intends to achieve. The New York City bill is similar to other policies being passed across the country. It’s just […]
    • AHA Applauds Speaker Johnson’s Support of Healthy Kids’ Meals in NYC
      For immediate release New York, NY August 23, 2018 — The American Heart Association supports New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s decision to advance the NYC Healthy Kids Meals Bill (Int. 1064). The bill, which was introduced on August 8, is designed to promote healthy drinks for kids by making water, milk and 100% fruit juice the default […]
    • New York City Council Should Pass Bill to Promote Health on the Children’s Menu
      Last week, Council Member Ben Kallos introduced a bill in the New York City Council that would make healthier beverages the default option for kids’ meals in New York City restaurants.  New York City has long been the national leader when it comes to protecting public health in restaurants, from posting restaurant grades to eliminating trans-fat and […]
    • American Heart Association Supports New Council Bill Addressing Kids Meals
      Proposed legislation aims to reduce sugary drink consumption among NYC youth New York, NY August 8, 2018 — This afternoon, the New York City Council introduced new legislation (Int. 1064) that ensures that water, milk, 100 percent fruit juice and flavored water without added sweeteners are the preferred options for all restaurant kids’ meals offered in […]
    • Limit low-calorie sodas and drinks, and stick to water instead, researchers advise
      By American Heart Association News People are drinking fewer diet drinks these days, and a panel of health experts agrees that’s a good idea. A science advisory from the American Heart Association published Monday in the journal Circulation counsels against regular and long-term consumption of diet beverages, particularly in children. Instead, the […]
    • World Trade Center response crews may face higher heart attack, stroke risk
      Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the long-term risk for stroke and heart attack in blue-collar clean-up crews who worked in the aftermath of The World Trade Center plane attack on September 11, 2001, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Study Highlights […]
    • American Heart Association NYC Names New Board President
      Beth Oliver becomes first nurse to lead the New York City Board of Directors    New York City, July 9, 2018— The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Beth Oliver, DNP, Senior Vice President of Cardiac Services for the Mount Sinai Health System, has been appointed President of the Association’s Board of Directors in New York City. Dr. […]
    • Protect your heart in the heat: heatwave could be dangerous to your heart health
      With a heatwave expected to continue this week in New York City and neighboring states, be sure to protect your heart in the heat. With temperatures forecast in the 90s, and real feel temperatures even higher, 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 […]
    • Issue Brief: Healthy Kids’ Meals NYC
    • American Heart Association disappointed that NY State Legislature didn’t protect youth in 2018 session
      ALBANY, June 21, 2018 — The state Legislature left Albany without listening to the will of the people, and left a measure to reduce the risk of death and disease on the table. “We are so disappointed in our elected representatives that they didn’t pass Tobacco 21,” said Caitlin O’Brien, New York state government relations director for the American […]
    • 2018 NYC Heart & Stroke Ball Tackles Health Inequity
      New York City, June 12, 2018— On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 the American Heart Association in New York City celebrated its annual Heart & Stroke Ball. The event brought together hundreds of the volunteers, survivors and other supporters who work year-round to bring the American Heart Association’s mission to life. This year’s event was unique because […]
    • American Heart Association: $89 Billion 2019 NYC Budget Should Improve Health Outcomes of Low-Income New Yorkers and Address Health Disparities
      NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2018 – The American Heart Association looks forward to reviewing the 2019 New York City budget, which was announced earlier this evening. The Association will analyze the final budget and hopes it prioritizes improved health outcomes for all New York City residents. The $89 billion should include funds to close the growing health […]
    • The American Heart Association and Webster Central School District celebrate four new walking paths
      ROCHESTER, June 11, 2018 – -The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in partnership with the Webster Central School District (WCSD) is proud to announce four new walking paths at Spry Middle School, Webster Thomas High School, […]
    • Pride at Heart: Join the American Heart Association and Volunteer at NYC PrideFest 2018
      June 1, marks the beginning of Pride Month. As many of you know, Pride is particularly special here in Manhattan because we’re home to the Stonewall Inn, the site of the 1969 riots that were a tipping point for the movement across the country, and which are marked by Pride every June. The purpose of this month is to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community, […]
    • 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  May 29, 2018 – 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 […]
    • THIS WEEK, Tobacco 21 was a priority for American Heart Association, American Lung Association and New York State Public Health advocates as they gathered at the Capitol
        THIS WEEK, Tobacco 21 was a priority for American Heart Association, American Lung Association and New York State Public Health advocates as they gathered at the Capitol Cardiologist, former smoker, teen among the 50 volunteers, who asked their legislators to protect the state’s youth by raising the minimum legal sales age for tobacco to […]