World Trade Center response crews may face higher heart attack, stroke risk

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the long-term risk for stroke and heart attack in blue-collar clean-up crews who worked in the aftermath of The World Trade Center plane attack on September 11, 2001, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Study Highlights Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the risk for [...]

By |July 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association NYC Names New Board President

Beth Oliver becomes first nurse to lead the New York City Board of Directors    New York City, July 9, 2018— The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Beth Oliver, DNP, Senior Vice President of Cardiac Services for the Mount Sinai Health System, has been appointed President of the Association’s Board of Directors in New York City. Dr. [...]

By |July 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Protect your heart in the heat: heatwave could be dangerous to your heart health

With a heatwave expected to continue this week in New York City and neighboring states, be sure to protect your heart in the heat. With temperatures forecast in the 90s, and real feel temperatures even higher, it’s important to know that extreme heat can be hard on the heart. As the temperature rises, so can your risk for suffering health [...]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Issue Brief: Healthy Kids’ Meals NYC

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association disappointed that NY State Legislature didn’t protect youth in 2018 session

ALBANY, June 21, 2018 — The state Legislature left Albany without listening to the will of the people, and left a measure to reduce the risk of death and disease on the table. “We are so disappointed in our elected representatives that they didn’t pass Tobacco 21,” said Caitlin O’Brien, New York state government relations director for the American Heart [...]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 NYC Heart & Stroke Ball Tackles Health Inequity

Dr. Annapoorna Kini receiving the Heart of Gold Award from friend and mentor, Dr. Valentine Fuster on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. New York City, June 12, 2018— On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 the American Heart Association in New York City celebrated its annual Heart & Stroke Ball. The event brought together hundreds of the volunteers, survivors and other [...]

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association: $89 Billion 2019 NYC Budget Should Improve Health Outcomes of Low-Income New Yorkers and Address Health Disparities

NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2018 – The American Heart Association looks forward to reviewing the 2019 New York City budget, which was announced earlier this evening. The Association will analyze the final budget and hopes it prioritizes improved health outcomes for all New York City residents. The $89 billion should include funds to close the growing health disparities and build [...]

By |June 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pride at Heart: Join the American Heart Association and Volunteer at NYC PrideFest 2018

June 1, marks the beginning of Pride Month. As many of you know, Pride is particularly special here in Manhattan because we’re home to the Stonewall Inn, the site of the 1969 riots that were a tipping point for the movement across the country, and which are marked by Pride every June. The purpose of this month is to celebrate [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The American Heart Association launches Innovation Challenge to identify health solutions that address social determinants of health

Applications sought through June 8 for initiative that awards $30,000 in grants  May 29, 2018 – The American Heart Association is seeking applicants for the 2018 Northeast Health Equity Consortium Innovation Challenge, a grant-based initiative to identify innovative, clearly-defined solutions to improve the health and well-being in urban communities in New England, New York and New Jersey. Community environments play [...]

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Social Media Ambassadors: May is American Stroke Month

Use your social media channels for good! Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the U.S. But 80% of strokes are preventable and stroke is largely treatable. Knowing your risk factors, the warning signs and how to respond during a stroke could save a life. You can help us educate others about stroke simply by sharing our suggested social media [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments