American Heart Association Warns of Snow Shoveling Health Hazards

The American Heart Association says that for most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart.    People who are outdoors in cold weather should [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season from American Heart Association Free Healthy Holiday Eating Guide Available

As we prepare to gather with family and friends this holiday season, the American Heart Association (AHA) reminds us that we can make smart recipe substitutions to keep our holiday meals—and the people we love—healthier. Over-indulging in traditional holiday foods can add extra pounds to our waistlines, and increase our risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.   More [...]

By |December 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

December 2017: AHA | ASA In the Community Calendar

The mission of the American Heart Association in New York City is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. To achieve this mission, the Association, its staff and volunteers, attempts to make an extraordinary impact by meeting people where they are. To that end, this month our team will be active around the city, working to improve [...]

By |December 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

25 DAYS OF GIVING: What’s your reason for giving?

Welcome to the 25 Days of Giving At the American Heart Association we celebrate life every single day. We want people to experience more of life's precious moments and we know that to do this, we must be healthy. As the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, we know that we must continue [...]

By |November 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scientific Sessions: High blood pressure redefined for first time in 14 years, 130 is the new high

Highlights High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80 and higher for the diastolic measurement. That is a change from the old definition of 140/90 and higher, reflecting complications that can occur at those lower numbers. In the first update to comprehensive U.S. guidelines [...]

By |November 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association and MomsRising Spread Awareness of National Eat Smart Month

In celebration of National Eat Smart Month -- and in an effort to continue raising awareness about the dangers of sugary drink consumption -- we recently collaborated with our friends at MomsRising for a special blog series. We want to thank guest bloggers Mary Gonzalez and Dr. John Rausch for sharing their experience and expertise.   What You Put in Your Body [...]

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maniorpedi.com joins Life Is Why We Give campaign in NYC

Mobile Salon’s #GoRedNYC Manicure Supports Beauty Inside and Out New York, NY, November 9, 2017 — The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association is proud to announce a colorful collaboration with maniorpedi.com. New York’s on-demand mobile nail salon has joined the Life Is Why We Give campaign from now until the end of December 2017. For every #GoRedNYC manicure [...]

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

November is Eat Smart Month

We all want to take control of our health and our lives. But we know that it's easier said than done! The American Heart Association is encouraging New Yorkers to Eat Smart during the month of November. Our National Eating Healthy Day has been expanded to a month-long celebration. Eat Smart Month is part of our Healthy For Good™ movement encouraging people [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

November 2017 AHA | ASA in the Community Calendar

The mission of the American Heart Association in New York City is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. To achieve this mission, the Association, its staff and volunteers, attempts to make an extraordinary impact by meeting people where they are. To that end, this month our team will be active around the city, working to improve [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Team Heart & Stroke: TCS New York City Marathon 2017 part 2

Thousands of athletes from across the globe gather annually in New York City for the TCS NYC Marathon. This year, the world-renown marathon takes place on Sunday, November 5th and we are proud to announce that 40 runners from around our area, and around the country, will be participating in the NYC Marathon on behalf of the American Heart Association. It [...]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments