As Claudia Mercado prepared for bed one night in 2008, she felt pressure and burning in her chest. Thinking it was indigestion, she took an antacid. But it didn’t help. “It felt like there was a pile of bricks on my chest,” she said. “The tingling radiated through my arms. I never thought about the
Diego is the Communications Director for the American Heart Association in New York City. He loves sharing powerful stories that inspire people to take control of their health.
As a journalist, Rob Taub knows the importance of facts. But for years, he rejected the truth about his own health. When his kids put his picture on the refrigerator, Taub looked at the 240-pound man in the photo and refused to believe it was him. “I was living in denial … absolutely,” he said.
Last year, the final week of November marked the end of the season for the GrowNYC markets at Lincoln Hospital and the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center in the Bronx. For many residents, not having access to their local farm stand meant a season of traveling to Manhattan and other boroughs where some markets remain open
The American Heart Association maintains that flavored tobacco products are reversing decades of progress in reducing tobacco use among youth and worsening the persistent disparities regarding addiction among communities of color. In April of this year, we joined the Flavors Hook Kids NYC campaign and expressed support for two pieces of legislation in New York
Wendy Holmes of UBS to serve as Executive Chair of Go Red NYC Movement The American Heart Association announced today that Wendy Holmes, Private Wealth Advisor at UBS, will serve as Chair of the year-round Go Red for Women movement in New York City for 2019-2020. Go Red for Women encourages awareness of the issue
This weekend in Philadelphia, PA doctors from around the globe will gather at the American Heart Association’s annual Scientific Sessions. The three-day conference attracts Nobel laureates, world renown researchers and healthcare providers to shape the future of cardiovascular science and medicine. Two researchers from New York City are among those whose work is expected to
Jennifer Lapidus, 31, admits that as a young woman her heart health was never a top priority. That changed in 2013 when she lost her father, David, to a sudden fatal heart attack caused by undetected heart disease. “Losing my dad to a heart attack definitely influenced me to make lifestyle changes and to think
New York City Stroke Survivors Celebrate World Stroke Day Stefanie Cohen, 32, and Pierre George Bonnefil, 61, are a generation apart but they have a lot in common. They both live in New York City, they both have rewarding careers, and most importantly, they are both stroke survivors who credit their significant other for saving
Ira Goodman woke up in the middle of the night drenched with sweat. His head pounded like nothing he’d experienced in all his 31 years. The room spun and he felt extremely nauseous. He’d eaten an enchilada the night before, so he figured these were symptoms of food poisoning. He stumbled to the bathroom, vomited
On the first Sunday of November, thousands of athletes from across the globe gather for the TCS New York City Marathon. This year, the world-renowned marathon takes place on Sunday, November 3rd and we are proud to announce that 40 runners from around the country, will be participating in the race on behalf of the