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America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk fights heart disease and stroke

The Greater Utica Region drew a crowd of more than 4,000 walkers and runners that lined the streets on Saturday, March 3rd. Participants helped raise $931,243 at America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk.  Heartfelt thanks and congratulations goes to all of the teams and fundraisers who helped the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association work toward

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What’s new at America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk

Runners, walkers, and Expo visitors will see a few changes at this year’s America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk. Heart Weekend is coming up on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd at Utica College. Here is a look at what’s new and different this year: Parking for the Healthy For Good Expo on Friday,

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A survivor’s story: my cardiac identity crisis

Royce Robertson is a heart disease survivor. His guest blog will share his story and advice for others in four installments. Read part one here, part two here, and part three here.   Have you ever worked so hard to prepare for a major event, battle, or conflict, only to have it all change in a matter of minutes?

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Group honored for saving a life with CPR and AED

Immediate CPR can mean the difference between life and death. It did for Bruce Dailey, whose life was saved by four people, including a ninth grader, honored by the American Heart Association on Wednesday. “You have no idea how good it feels to be here today,” Dailey said during the Heartsaver Hero Award presentation at

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A survivor’s story: the storm after the storm

Royce Robertson is a heart disease survivor. His guest blog will share his story and advice for others in four installments. Read part one here and part two here. In the days that passed after the day Sparky shocked me I began to feel different. Anytime I was experiencing something for “the first time since…” I would start

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A survivor’s story: meet Sparky

Royce Robertson is a heart disease survivor. His guest blog will share his story and advice for others in four installments. Read part one here. Meet Sparky [imagine me pointing to my left chest, leaning in to show the moderate protrusion – my defibrillator]. These days Sparky and I are inseparable. We understand each other. Simpatico.

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Celebrate Eat Smart Month with winning recipes

The American Heart Association is kicking off Eat Smart Month by announcing the winners of its National Eating Healthy Day recipe contest. The American Heart Association held its third annual National Eating Healthy Day soup, salad, and sandwich contest. Participants submitted recipes for one or more of the three categories. A panel of National Eating

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A survivor’s story: stroke survivor Patti DePaulis

When it comes to stroke, time lost is brain lost. CNY stroke survivor Patti DePaulis knows this, and knows her story is an unusual one. Doctors say her healthy lifestyle before her stroke helped her make an incredible recovery despite not making it to the hospital for 12 hours after her symptoms started. Patti was

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Executive Director pursues continuing education

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will soon have a new executive director in Utica. Current executive director Jennifer Balog announced Friday she is stepping down. Balog is leaving the Association to pursue a continuing education. “Over the past four years, I have worked with such dedicated volunteers with a true passion for the mission