hidden Damar Hamlin’s Inspiring Recovery: CPR Saves Lives 

Damar Hamlin’s Inspiring Recovery: CPR Saves Lives 

While playing in the Buffalo Bills – Cincinnati Bengals game on Monday Night Football on January 2, Bills player Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after a hit and was administered CPR on the field before being transferred to an area hospital. Hamlin reportedly experienced a cardiac arrest – when the heart stops abruptly with little

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Eating for Heart Health

There are a lot of things we can do to improve our health. Eating a heart healthy diet is one of them. Bayhealth Primary Care Physician, Preeti Gupta, MD, explains, “Maintaining a healthy way of eating can help prevent many ailments, including heart health issues. And I always say, prevention is better than a cure.”

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Stay Active this Winter by Visiting DE State Parks

Some of us may feel the urge to stay inside when the weather starts getting cold, but it is actually a great time to get out and enjoy one of Delaware’s 17 beautiful state parks. Take it from avid runner and Bayhealth Cardiologist Roberto Scaffidi, MD, “It is so important for us to continue our

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Bruce’s Amazing Heart

Bruce Schweiger is a longtime, dedicated volunteer for the American Heart Association Delaware. The recipient of a heart transplant, Bruce inspires us every day. Here is his story. My name is Bruce Schweiger. I am a native Wilmingtonian and have never had a permanent residence outside the city limits. Prior to my junior year in

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Is Your Heart Health a Family Matter?

Our risk of heart disease is something many of us should know—as heart disease is the top cause of death in the U.S. And, as Bayhealth Cardiologist Mussaber Ahmad, DO, explains, personal risk factors aren’t the only ones to consider. “Family history is also important to determine overall risk, as there is a genetic component

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From AHA Employee to Heart Survivor in Delaware

Mia deMartelieire has supported the AHA in Delaware as Administrative Assistant for several years. One day in July 2020, despite all of the knowledge she had as an AHA employee, she suddenly joined the ranks for millions of women across the nation and became a heart survivor. Mia knew she had a family history of

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COVID-19: The Impact on Communities of Color

Updated May 29, 2020 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,