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Two volunteers awarded with the Leadership Legacy Award for impactful work

The American Heart Association proudly recognizes Dr. Joonun (Chris) Choi and Sarah Yeager with the Leadership Legacy Award in Connecticut. The Leadership Legacy Award is a national award which recognizes current and alumni volunteers for exceptional service and contributions over a significant period of time. Dr. Choi began his involvement with the American Heart Association

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American Heart Association Names New Executive Director in Westchester & Fairfield Counties

New executive comes home to New York to fight heart disease and stroke Amanda Palumbo, a Hudson Valley native, has been named the Executive Director of the American Heart Association (AHA) in Westchester & Fairfield, CT Counties. Ms. Palumbo’s primary responsibilities will include identifying, recruiting and engaging strong volunteer leadership; managing a high performing staff

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WickedLocal talks to Massachusetts stroke survivors, doctors about risks, warnings signs

A stroke can happen to anyone at any point in their lifetime. Two Massachusetts stroke survivors, Jayme Kelly and Valerie Giglio, recently talked about their experience in a story from WickedLocal.com. In addition to telling Giglio and Kelly’s personal stories with stroke, the piece quotes several health experts who share stroke warning signs and prevention

hidden Give thanks and get Vermont families moving this Thanksgiving

Give thanks and get Vermont families moving this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks while enjoying friends, family, and a good meal. But after the table is cleaned and the dishes are done, it is time for families across Vermont to get moving! Research shows active parents raise active children. Fitness should always be a priority in a family’s daily

hidden Give thanks and get Maine families moving this Thanksgiving

Give thanks and get Maine families moving this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks while enjoying friends, family, and a good meal. But after the table is cleaned and the dishes are done, it is time for families across Maine to get moving! Research shows active parents raise active children. Fitness should always be a priority in a family’s daily

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Guest Post: Diabetes and heart health go hand-in-hand

Over time, high blood glucose can damage blood vessels and the nerves that control the heart over time. It’s just one of the ways diabetes and cardiovascular health go hand-in-hand. November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a mismatch of the body’s ability to handle the glucose and calories from food that we take in.