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

California enacts bill for healthier beverages in restaurant kids’ meals, NYC should follow

DALLAS, September 20, 2018 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on California Senate Bill 1192, the California Healthy by Default Kids Meals Beverages bill: “California has made history today by becoming the first state to ensure that water or milk comes standard for kids’ meals at all restaurants. The American Heart Association applauds California’s leaders for making it easier [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brooklyn’s Go Red ‘Real Woman’ Invites You to 2018 Brooklyn Heart Walk this Weekend

Jen Hyde is a Brooklyn resident and was named a Go Red For Women 2017 - 2018 Real Women. The American Heart Association’s 2018 Brooklyn Heart Walk will take place this coming weekend. On Sunday, Brooklynites will come together to raise money for heart health research and honor survivors of heart disease. We’ll raise awareness that it’s the [...]

By |September 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Back to Healthy Basics for Back to School Lunch

School bus. Central Park. New York City With summer coming to a close, it’s time for the first day of school and planning back-to-school shopping ‘must-haves.’ After all of the new clothes and classroom supplies have been purchased, one of the last items parents shop for are groceries. This school year, the American Heart Association (AHA) is encouraging parents to make  [...]

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

Letter to the Editor: Just common sense: the drinks offered with kids’ meals should be healthy

The New York Post headline is not reflective of what the proposed legislation intends to achieve. This bill supports parents’ efforts to give their kids a healthier future. By Annabelle Jimenez On Thursday, August 23, the New York Post published an article with the misleading headline, “City Council wants to ban soda from fast-food kids’ meals.” This headline [...]

By |August 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment