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American Stroke Association shares seven habits to prevent stroke

During May, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is celebrating American Stroke Month. To mark the occasion, the association is sharing seven habits to help prevent stroke. Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by not smoking, making healthy food choices, getting enough physical activity, maintaining a healthy

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AHA fills two key positions in the Mohawk Valley

The American Heart Association (AHA) is pleased to announce two new members on its Mohawk Valley team. Christine Kisiel has been named Executive Director. Kisiel has more than 20 years of experience cultivating successful relationships and leading a team of professionals through a constantly changing environment. Kisiel comes to the AHA from Utica College, where

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Local school awarded one of the first Kids Heart Challenge grants

Sauquoit Valley Middle School is one of nine schools across the country receiving new grants from the American Heart Association. To help kick off the American Heart Association’s Move More Month, nine schools are receiving the first round of grants as part of the inaugural Kids Heart Challenge grant program. Recipients plan to use their

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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

hidden Don’t fall victim to “heart attack snow”

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

hidden Fun with fruits and vegetables for Eat Smart Day

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