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Don’t fall victim to “heart attack snow”

For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the American Heart Association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart. People who are outdoors in cold weather should avoid sudden exertion, like [...]

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

Fun with fruits and vegetables for Eat Smart Day

Fruits and vegetables can be fun! To celebrate Eat Smart Day on November 7th, the American Heart Association worked with Broome-Tioga BOCES and Johnson City Elementary School to teach kids about healthy options. Kameron, a Cornell Dietetic Intern with Broome-Tioga BOCES designed a lesson for 5th grade students in Mr. Luce's class. She taught them about the importance of eating [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hundreds unite to fight heart disease and stroke in women at the Go Red for Women Luncheon

Nearly 650 people celebrated the fight against heart disease in women in a new way on Thursday. The Syracuse Go Red for Women Luncheon marked its 15th anniversary with a live talk show format that put attendees in the audience at “Go Red LIVE.” The Go Red for Women Luncheon, held at the Oncenter Convention Center, is the culmination of [...]

By |October 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Growing Healthy Hearts program to help fight childhood obesity

Students from Seymour Dual Language Academy with representatives from the American Heart Association, St. Joseph’s Health, and Syracuse City School District The American Heart Association is taking the fight against childhood obesity to Syracuse schools. On Tuesday, the AHA announced a new program in five Syracuse City School District elementary schools called Growing Healthy Hearts. About 30% of [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community leaders join award winning CNY volunteer boards

As new members join, local volunteers in Utica and Syracuse are being honored by the American Heart Association for “transforming” the heart health of Central New York. Both boards were recently recognized in the “Gold Standard Board” recognition program for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Syracuse earned a gold-level distinction and Utica earned bronze. Boards were recognized for helping the American [...]

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

Healthy tips for back to school time

School girl holding food tray in school cafeteria It’s time to head back to school! Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you have control over which foods they are eating. Parents can manage nutritious meals even when the kids are at school. According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded with the American Heart Association, American [...]

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

Heartsaver Heroes honored for saving a life with CPR, AED

Emilie Couse, Samantha Rousell, William Wood, Erin Herrick, and Brian Ellis Immediate CPR can mean the difference between life and death. It did for William Wood, whose life was saved by four Heartsaver Heroes. The American Heart Association honored the group during a special presentation on Monday.  William Wood, 57, collapsed in July while shopping at the Wegmans [...]

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

New chairperson named for Rome Run & Indoor Walk

Brenda McMonagle The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is honored to announce the new chairperson for the Rome Run & Indoor Walk. After serving on the event’s volunteer committee for nine years, Brenda McMonagle is officially stepping into the role as chairperson. McMonagle has participated in Heart Run & Walk events in both Rome and Utica for more [...]

By |July 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Southern Tier Heart Walk celebrates its best year ever!

Walkers at the 2018 Southern Tier Heart Walk Now that the books have officially closed on the Southern Tier Heart Walk, we have some exciting news to share. The 2018 Southern Tier Heart Walk was our best year ever! Because of you, we raised a record $288,174 at the Heart Walk, exceeding our goal of $280,000. That incredible [...]

By |July 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

With a heat wave looming, learn how to protect your heart in the heat.

With a heat wave expected this weekend, be sure to protect your heart in the heat. With temperatures forecasted 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 issues like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Doctors [...]

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