The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, applauds the Connecticut state legislature for recently passing substantial and sustained funding for tobacco control programs. The final state budget includes $12 M annual funding for educating about the harms of tobacco use, to help prevent youth from
American Heart Association applauds Connecticut legislators passing tobacco cessation and prevention funding
“Be prepared, not scared” is an excellent motto throughout your day-to-day life. It is especially true when it comes to knowing how to perform CPR. In the US alone, almost 500,000 people die of cardiac arrest. Sadly, studies also suggest that only less than half of those who suffer receive CPR assistance from a bystander.
Alexis Whalley had no family history of Preeclampsia, yet during her first pregnancy it became a major issue for her health. Here is Alexis sharing her story.
Thank you for all your advocacy efforts over this year’s legislative session! We had some great victories thanks to your outreach, but unfortunately, some issues failed to move as we’d have liked! Please take a minute to thank your legislators for their work and ask them for their continued support! Click here to send a
Jessica Blomn’s story of survival has spanned more than two decades. “My journey is a long one,” she said. “It all began when I was in my senior year at Montclair State University, where I was one of the team captains for the swim team and president of my sorority.” Jessica’s doctor suggested she see
The American Heart Association’s New Hampshire Heart Walk is scheduled for Sunday, June 5th at Manchester’s Livingston Park. This year’s event will be back in person with a kick-off celebration starting at 10 AM hosted by 96.5 The Mill’s Laura Stelchook. Bryan Hussey, President at Metro Walls and 2022 Heart Walk Chair, has set a
For women, the facts are simply this – Cardiovascular disease, including stroke, is the No. 1 cause of death in women and high blood pressure is the No. 1 preventable cause of stroke. With this in mind, here is Alejandra Hancock to share her story of how high blood pressure impacted her pregnancy. When I
The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, welcomed more than 130 supporters back to the Lancaster Heart Ball on Saturday, April 30 at the Lancaster Country Club. It was the first time the event was held in-person since February 2020. The campaign raised nearly $120,000
Tamara Osgood, an Environmental Services Tech at a Maine hospital, didn’t realize at the time that she was experiencing Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs). Despite seeing stroke warning signs posted throughout the hospital halls, it never occurred to her that she could suffer a stroke. She would think, “stroke is the droopy face, right? Well, I
NEW YORK, NY, April 28, 2022 — The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today released proposed rules for the regulation of menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars. We commend this science-based approach to reducing disease and death related to the use of combustible tobacco products because it will help significantly reduce youth initiation, increase the