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How to celebrate the holidays with no regrets!

Hampton Roads, VA  - For those striving to live healthy, indulging in the yummy food and beverages at end-of-year parties can bring on a sense of regret. Enjoying a healthy lifestyle includes spending time with your friends and family without feeling guilty about your food intake.  Finding that balance can be a struggle, so we've teamed up with Local Eat Smart [...]

By |November 21st, 2018|Categories: Hampton Roads, Virginia|0 Comments

Local toddler selected as national ambassador for Kids Heart Challenge

Richmond, VA - Three year old, Finn Blumenthal, will serve as a national ambassador for American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge! Since 2016, Finn and his mom, Kelly, have helped local schools raise funds for the American Heart Association. This year, the American Heart Association chose Finn to be a national ambassador for the program, now in its 40th year and [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Congenital Heart Defects, Richmond, Virginia|0 Comments

Join the Urban Health Accelerator – Historically Black College (HCBU) Legacy Kick Off Session!

The Empowered To Serve Summit and Urban Health Accelerator expands the work of American Heart Association in local communities as we seek to address social issues impacting the ability of individuals to attain the healthiest life possible. Thanks to the Barbara Houston Urban Health Accelerator HBCU Legacy Grants, made possible through the support of Mr. John Houston, III, the American Heart [...]

Triangle Construction Industry Makes P.E. More Fun for Students

RALEIGH, NC – Students at Barwell Elementary School have new physical education equipment to use thanks to Triangle Hard Hats with Heart attendees. At the September event Draper Aden Associates, the Tools for Schools sponsor, and the American Heart Association asked attendees to bring P.E. equipment to be donated to a local school. Attendees exceeded expectations and filled an entire [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 healthier options to sip on this season

Hampton Roads, VA  - Fall and winter bring special seasonal beverages, both hot and cold. (Pumpkin spice latte, anyone?)  But these tasty liquid treats can come with extra calories, saturated fat and added sugars that you don’t need. We've teamed up with local Eat Smart Month sponsor, Bon Secours, to help you stay healthy and hydrated this holiday season. "Before you indulge [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Hampton Roads, Virginia|0 Comments

Charlotte Board Member and Retired Cardiovascular Researcher, Dr. Sandra Burke, Discusses Impact of E-Cigarettes on Teens With Well-Known Radio Host

CHARLOTTE, NC - Longtime AHA volunteer, member of Greater Charlotte Board of Directors, and retired cardiovascular researcher, Dr. Sandra Burke spent the morning discussing the health risks of e-cigarettes on teens with WFAE Charlotte Talks radio host Mike Collins. Dr. Burke was joined by Dr. Eltaraboulsi, a local pulmonologist with Tryon Medical Partners and Rose Hoban, a reporter with NC [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: North Carolina|0 Comments

Tony Foreman of Foreman Wolf named as the American Heart Association’s 2019 Heart Ball Chair

Congenital Heart Defects (CHD), problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth, are the most common birth defects in the United States and the number one cause of infant deaths. Nearly 40,000 babies are born each year with a CHD. In 1965, Baltimore’s Tony Foreman was 1 in 100 babies born with a CHD and is one of [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: Maryland|0 Comments

Baltimore turns stroke awareness into street art

Even though stroke is the number 2 killer worldwide, 80% of strokes are preventable by knowing the warning signs and getting immediate help.  As more and more people are learning the warning signs, we are seeing and increase in survival rates.  As the third leading cause of death in Baltimore, our local American Heart Association - Baltimore team developed a [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Maryland, Stroke|0 Comments

Triangle’s First AHA Blood Pressure Kiosk Placed at Food Bank

Representatives from the Triangle community gathered this week at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for a ceremonial ribbon cutting of the first American Heart Association blood pressure kiosk in the Triangle area. Once the ribbon was cut, everyone took a step back while a volunteer leaped forward to be the first one to use the kiosk. [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Events, Go Red For Women, North Carolina|0 Comments

American Heart Association Celebrates 37th Annual Beach Ride

Charleston, SC - This year the American Heart Association celebrated their 37th annual Beach Ride where more than 1,100 horses and riders arrived at Lakewood Camping resort in Myrtle Beach from over 22 states for our 5-day event where they rode to raise awareness, honor loved ones and survivors, and celebrate funds raised to fight heart disease and stroke. One of [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: South Carolina|0 Comments