AHA Applauds Speaker Johnson’s Support of Healthy Kids’ Meals in NYC

For immediate release New York, NY August 23, 2018 — The American Heart Association supports New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s decision to advance the NYC Healthy Kids Meals Bill (Int. 1064). The bill, which was introduced on August 8, is designed to promote healthy drinks for kids by making water, milk and 100% fruit juice the default beverage [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

New York City Council Should Pass Bill to Promote Health on the Children’s Menu

Last week, Council Member Ben Kallos introduced a bill in the New York City Council that would make healthier beverages the default option for kids’ meals in New York City restaurants.  New York City has long been the national leader when it comes to protecting public health in restaurants, from posting restaurant grades to eliminating trans-fat and displaying calorie information [...]

By |August 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Supports New Council Bill Addressing Kids Meals

Proposed legislation aims to reduce sugary drink consumption among NYC youth New York, NY August 8, 2018 — This afternoon, the New York City Council introduced new legislation (Int. 1064) that ensures that water, milk, 100 percent fruit juice and flavored water without added sweeteners are the preferred options for all restaurant kids’ meals offered in New York City. The [...]

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Brooklyn Heart Walk 2018 Coming to Coney Island

New York, NY, August 1, 2018 — The annual Brooklyn Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at MCU Park in Coney Island. More than 1,000 walkers are expected to participate in the Heart Healthy walk and family fun day at   through MCU Park -- home of the Brooklyn Cyclones -- and the world-famous boardwalk. The American [...]

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

Limit low-calorie sodas and drinks, and stick to water instead, researchers advise

By American Heart Association News People are drinking fewer diet drinks these days, and a panel of health experts agrees that’s a good idea. In NYC, There was a steady decline in sugary drinkconsumption among adults between 2007 and 2013;however, between 2013 and 2015, the prevalencestagnated (24% in 2015). A science advisory from the American Heart Association published [...]

By |July 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

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