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AHA NYC Community Impact Grant Turns 10, Tops $1 Million

The American Heart Association in New York City is proud to announce that The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) and The Institute for Family Health are the recipients of the 2019-2020 Community Impact Grants. This year, the Community Impact Grants will provide funding for programs with strong, outcomes-focused initiatives that expand the healthy food access for

hidden Coney Island ‘Goes to the Dogs’ for Brooklyn Heart Walk

Coney Island ‘Goes to the Dogs’ for Brooklyn Heart Walk

The American Heart Association’s Brooklyn Heart Walk is pleased to announce that participants can now bring their friendly dogs to walk with them on Sunday, September 15 at MCU Park in Coney Island. This is the first time that a Brooklyn Heart Walk will welcome pets. The announcement comes after recent studies have shown that

hidden Rising blood pressure puts women at greater stroke risk than men

Rising blood pressure puts women at greater stroke risk than men

  As the severity of high blood pressure rises, the risk of stroke rises almost twice as quickly in women compared with men, according to a new study. Published Tuesday in the journal Hypertension, the research raises the question of whether sex-specific guidelines may be needed for controlling high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the most

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AHA Applauds Speaker Johnson’s Plan for Food Equity in NYC

Access to affordable healthy food is good for our hearts and good for our city  For immediate release New York, NY August 1, 2019 — The American Heart Association supports New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s plan to combat food inequality. Affordable healthy food is a cornerstone to our mission, and we remain deeply

hidden Excessive TV time linked to heart risk in African Americans

Excessive TV time linked to heart risk in African Americans

Everybody knows being sedentary is bad for your heart. But a new study suggests watching lots of TV might be particularly bad for African Americans – and it was linked to more of a risk than having a job that requires sitting all day. The study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association said African

hidden American Heart Association Applauds Passage of Three Bills in NYC

American Heart Association Applauds Passage of Three Bills in NYC

Effective Physical Education and safer street guidelines will improve health equity For immediate release The American Heart Association applauds the New York City Council on passing important legislation to help ensure New York City children are receiving adequate Physical Education (Intro 1294 and Intro 1298) and (Int 322) to create a checklist of best practices