hidden Advocate for better stroke care in Massachusetts by writing to your local newspaper

Advocate for better stroke care in Massachusetts by writing to your local newspaper

This past summer, the Massachusetts Senate voted to support a bill that would ensure stroke patients get the best treatment as quickly as possible. The bill, which passed in a 40-0 vote, would allow first responders to transport stroke patients to the facilities best-equipped to treat them, rather than the closest, ensuring they immediately get

hidden 2020 is a Year of change, But One Thing That Hasn’t Changed is How Important it is to Manage Our Health

2020 is a Year of change, But One Thing That Hasn’t Changed is How Important it is to Manage Our Health

COVID has put a spotlight on public health, along with health disparities and the chronic conditions millions and millions of people in our country live with every day. Right at the top of those conditions are type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association have launched a campaign

hidden 25 Year Old Stroke Survivor Advocates the Importance of Awareness at Any Age

25 Year Old Stroke Survivor Advocates the Importance of Awareness at Any Age

At 23 years old, Portsmouth local, Kristin Walker, survived a stroke. This World Stroke Day, Kristin, now 25 years old bravely shares her story to help spread the importance of stroke awareness, at any age.  I typically have a big smile on my Face; but the night of September 8th, 2019 my left side was

hidden Massachusetts Senate passes bill ensuring stroke patients are taken to best hospital, not closest

Massachusetts Senate passes bill ensuring stroke patients are taken to best hospital, not closest

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate voted on Thursday to support a bill that would ensure stroke patients get the best treatment as quickly as possible. The bill, which passed in a 40-0 vote, would allow first responders to transport stroke patients to the facilities best-equipped to treat them, rather than the closest, ensuring they immediately

hidden Boston Doctors: Mass. needs law ensuring stroke patients are taken to best hospital, not closest

Boston Doctors: Mass. needs law ensuring stroke patients are taken to best hospital, not closest

Two Boston stroke doctors are urging Massachusetts lawmakers to support a bill that would ensure stroke patients get the best treatment as quickly as possible. In Massachusetts, first responders are required by law to take stroke patients to the closest hospital, regardless of the stroke’s severity. Unfortunately, the closest hospital may not be the best

hidden AHA Philadelphia Increases Support for Local Residents During COVID-19

AHA Philadelphia Increases Support for Local Residents During COVID-19

COVID-19 has exacerbated systemic challenges that contribute to inequitable health outcomes in Philadelphia.  During these difficult times, the American Heart Association continues its efforts to improve access to healthy foods and quality clinical care for Philadelphia residents as part of an overall strategy to address social influencers of health. Through partnerships with local organizations, the

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