hidden Upstate AHA Showcases Local Impact

Upstate AHA Showcases Local Impact

Throughout 2019, the American Heart Association will be launching a series of videos highlighting key community events and efforts. Through programs at the community level, the American Heart Association is carrying out their mission of being a relentless force for longer, healthier lives. From blood pressure initiatives to local research studies, the fight against heart

hidden Heart Healthy 2018 Policy Accomplishments in the Greater Washington Region

Heart Healthy 2018 Policy Accomplishments in the Greater Washington Region

Washington, DC- Thanks to the dedication, passion, and hard work of You’re the Cure volunteers, 2018 was another successful year of public policy accomplishments for heart health in Greater Washington. You’re the Cure advocates were active in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia to support, defend, and help pass legislation that will continue to make

hidden Dennis Popp’s Story

Dennis Popp’s Story

I never imagined the toll heart disease would have on my life.  I had a stroke in 2000, a heart attack in 2004 and was in complete heart failure in 2013.  Medical advances have helped to keep me alive for years, but it was a heart transplant in 2017 that has given me new life. 

hidden Richmond Hard Hats With Heart Builds Blueprint for Better Health in Central Virginia

Richmond Hard Hats With Heart Builds Blueprint for Better Health in Central Virginia

Richmond, VA – On Wednesday, September 19, the American Heart Association hosted the inaugural Hard Hats With Heart event at Atlas 42 in Innsbrook.   Hard Hats With Heart is an initiative that brings science-based, workplace wellness resources to the construction industry. With higher than national averages for smoking and obesity, workers in the construction industry

hidden Richmond Luncheon Speaker Receives New Heart!

Richmond Luncheon Speaker Receives New Heart!

At the Richmond Go Red for Women luncheon on February 23, 2018, Amber Eck moved the audience with her incredible story of how a case of pneumonia at age 20 attacked her heart, ultimately developing into advance heart failure.  For nearly 3 years, an LVAD (left ventricular assistance device) has been helping Amber’s failing heart

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Save the Date! 2018 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit

Registration for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit will open in early January. The conference is being held in Raleigh, NC during the week of April 23-27, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn Crabtree Valley Hotel. The Summit is a week-long event that will include educational opportunities in the areas of Heart Failure,

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Moving to a new state to break the cycle of heart failure

A recent transplant from Detroit, Shirley has spent much of her working life taking care of others. So when she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, she learned the hard way it was time to take care of herself. Shirley’s story begins in adolescence, when her life long weight loss challenges began. “I was always