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


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


Hundreds of CNY women unite to fight heart disease and stroke

More than 600 local women and men showed that “Life is Why” we unite to fight heart disease at Thursday’s Go Red For Women Luncheon, held at the Oncenter Convention Center in Syracuse. The year-round Go Red movement raised $370,000. Those funds will be used to fight disability and death caused by cardiovascular diseases and


A survivor’s story: journey to diagnosis

Royce Robertson is a heart disease survivor. His guest blog will share his story and advice for others in four installments. The beginning of my journey is one of relative insignificance. Truth be told: I’m a creature of habit. Until my diagnosis, my ritual nightcap was decompressing on the couch with an IPA and the


Heart Run and Walk Chair Says Thank You

Utica, June 19, 2017 – As we finished out another season of America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk with our Volunteer Awards Breakfast early this month,  I wanted to look back at my time as chairman of this incredible event. It has been an honor to lead the charge fighting heart disease and stroke in