NYC Philanthropic Leaders and American Heart Association Unite to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke

Celebrate #GivingTuesday by supporting a lifesaving cause  New York City, November 27, 2018 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, and New York City’s philanthropic leaders are joining forces on #GivingTuesday to raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke, the number one and number five killers of [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have diabetes? Make sure to manage cholesterol, too

For people with diabetes, blood sugar isn't the only important measurement. New cholesterol guidelines suggest the more than 110 million U.S. adults with diabetes or prediabetes also should manage their cholesterol. The guidelines released earlier this month during the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions conference suggest doctors consider prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to people with diabetes who are age [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Statement on NYC Healthy Kids’ Meals Bill

No legislative action three months after bill introduction  New York, NY, November 13, 2018 —  According to the New York City Department of Health, nearly half of all elementary school children are not at a healthy weight. People who are overweight are at an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases. Actions aimed [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

15-year-old presents research at prestigious science conference

Bipasha Ray on a research trip in India. (Photo courtesy of the Ray family) Nobel Prize winners, worldwide experts and pioneering investigators are among the thousands who have presented research at the American Heart Association's flagship scientific meeting over the years. The prestigious group now also includes 15-year-old Bipasha Ray. The 10th-grader shared her team's research about rheumatic [...]

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

New York City leading stroke expert honored at NECC health summit

      American Stroke Association Community Conscience Award  The 13th annual Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC) summit honored Dr. Olajide Williams yesterday with the American Stroke Association Community Conscience Award  for his unique research based on stroke disparities in communities.  “I am humbled, overwhelmed, deeply honored and grateful,” said Dr. Williams during Thursday’s summit. Dr. Olajide Williams is an [...]

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

American Stroke Association NYC Honors Stroke & Heart Heroes

Stroke Breakfast & Awards Ceremony marks World Stroke Day 2018 New York City, October 17, 2018 — The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, will host its annual Stroke Breakfast & Awards ceremony on World Stroke Day, Monday, October 29th at the New York Academy of Sciences.  Clot-busting drugs and medical devices have made stroke largely [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

AHA Names NYC Community Impact Grant Recipients: Green Bronx Machine and Common Threads Empower NYC Kids Through Nutrition

New York City, October 1, 2018 —  The American Heart Association in New York City is proud to announce that Green Bronx Machine and Common Threads  are the recipients of the 2018-2019 Community Impact Grants. This year, the Community Impact Grants will provide $90,000 of funding for programs with strong, outcomes-focused initiatives that expand the healthy food access to children. [...]

By |October 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

AHA News: Church-based health programs may help black adults lower blood pressure

A new study found that black churchgoers who learned about healthy habits while receiving religious and personal encouragement saw a steeper drop in their blood pressure than those who didn't. That's important because high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, the leading causes of death in the world. Black adults are more likely to develop high [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Focus on Hypertension: How many at-home checks does it take to diagnose high blood pressure?

A routine visit to the doctor’s office typically results in a single blood pressure measurement. But for people on the verge of being diagnosed with high blood pressure, or hypertension, visits usually involve several additional checks at the office, along with a recommendation of having more taken at home. But how many? At least three days' worth, according to a [...]

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanics in certain counties more likely to die from heart disease, stroke

Hispanic adults who live in counties with high concentrations of their ethnic peers are about 60 percent more likely than those who don’t to die from heart disease and stroke, a new study shows. As a group, Hispanics have lower death rates from heart disease and stroke than white and black adults – despite having high rates of uncontrolled high [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments