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

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 Be a stroke champion during May, American Stroke Month

Be a stroke champion during May, American Stroke Month

Guest blog by Gina Petrone Mumolie, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, Hospital Administration, Capital Health and board member for South/Central NJ American Heart Association Capital Health and the American Heart Association are thinking about you during this challenging time.  We hope you are taking all precautions to keep yourself, loved ones and coworkers

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 Take steps to prevent secondary stroke for May, American Stroke Month

Take steps to prevent secondary stroke for May, American Stroke Month

As hospitals, health professionals and healthcare systems, governments and leaders work to reduce community spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. and protect the most vulnerable individuals, the American Heart Association encourages heart attack and stroke survivors to takes steps for secondary prevention. Reducing risk of another event and staying as healthy as possible is

hidden Massachusetts residents: Ask your lawmakers to prevent death and disability from stroke

Massachusetts residents: Ask your lawmakers to prevent death and disability from stroke

The cornavirus crisis has exposed gaps in the treatment of stroke patients in Massachusetts. The health care system is straining right now. Unfortunately, strokes continue to happen. Stroke kills 2,370 people in Massachusetts per year and leaves many more with long-term disabilities. Stroke victims need the best care possible. In Massachusetts, first responders are required

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