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Nominate someone for the Lifestyle Change Award

As you work on your New Year’s resolution, do you know someone that has already made a big change? The American Heart Association is working to celebrate individuals who have made a positive impact on their health with the Lifestyle Change Award. The Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by Olivari Olive Oil, honors someone who has

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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

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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

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Growing Healthy Hearts program to help fight childhood obesity

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 kids and teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese. In the Syracuse City School District, that number

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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

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Healthy tips for back to school time

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 kids consume 35-50 percent of

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Heartsaver Heroes honored for saving a life with CPR, AED

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 on Clemens Center Parkway in Elmira. When his