hidden CPR Saves Lives  – Charlie’s Story

CPR Saves Lives – Charlie’s Story

April 3, 2019 began like any other day for Charlie Nordoff. Little did he know that his life would change forever and he would be saved through CPR, thanks to the quick, life-saving actions of his colleagues. Charlie did not recognize that he was having a heart attack, nor did he recognize any symptoms of

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Greater Maryland Heart Walk – Tuesday Team Shout Out

Hi! I am Mike Mathis. In August 2017, at the age of 50, I had a “widow maker” heart attack and survived. Everything went right that day. From the decision to have my wife drive me to the hospital, to the ER Doctors and Staff not giving up on me, even after 40 minutes. I

hidden F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight – NeAnna

F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight – NeAnna

I am a survivor. I am a 40-year-old mom of three boys, a hairless Chinese crested and black cat and at the age of 33, I suffered my first silent stroke. I was employed with an organization that presented extremely intense situations daily. While I loved my career greatly and especially adored my colleagues, I

hidden STEMinist Brittany Young

STEMinist Brittany Young

Do you know what it means to be a STEMinist? Go Red for Women’s STEM Goes Red is bringing amazing STEMinists to your home through our Instagram series “Saturday STEM Spotlight.” STEM Goes Red strives to engage young women and mentors, increase the number of women pursuing STEM degrees in higher education, close the gender

hidden F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight

F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight

I’m A Survivor It was April 11, 2009, a normal Saturday morning.  I lived alone and had just gotten up to let my two dogs out.  My brother worked close by on the weekends and he had just called me to ask a favor.  I told him I would go brush my teeth then do

hidden F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight

F.A.S.T. Friday – Survivor Spotlight

My name is Olivia Richardson and I am a two-time stroke survivor, former LVAD patient, and heart-transplant recipient. I was first diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and had my first stroke at the age of 25. This was a shock to me because I had always been an athlete and been healthy all my life. After my

hidden Greater Maryland Heart Walk – Tuesday Team Shout Out

Greater Maryland Heart Walk – Tuesday Team Shout Out

A year after losing her father to heart disease, Victoria Niller has an extra ticket to her college graduation, an empty seat at the dinner table and no one to walk her or her sister down the aisle at their weddings. Her loss motivated her and her family to help fight heart disease. They joined

hidden Research Grants Awarded in Maryland Total More Than $21 Million

Research Grants Awarded in Maryland Total More Than $21 Million

The American Heart Association (AHA) – the world’s leaving voluntary organization dedicated to a world of longer, healthier lives – announced more than $21 million in research grants have been awarded to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore.  72 total active research grants, between the two institutions, are accelerating science

hidden Maximizing Savings: Prescription Assistance Savings Programs

Maximizing Savings: Prescription Assistance Savings Programs

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, the Greater Baltimore and Greater Washington Regions hosted a webinar on prescription assistance programs. The webinar was facilitated by FamilyWize and Walgreens and provided valuable information for those in attendance, including front-line clinical staff. Dr. Athol Morgan, cardiologist in West Baltimore and long-time volunteer of the American Heart Association, opened

hidden Santa Visits CPR Kiosk at BWI Airport to Teach LifeSaving Skill

Santa Visits CPR Kiosk at BWI Airport to Teach LifeSaving Skill

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is home to an American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training kiosk, providing millions of passengers the opportunity to learn lifesaving Hands-Only CPR in about five minutes. The interactive kiosk, supported by the Amerigroup Foundation,  was visted by Santa and two of his helpers from the North Pole on Friday,