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Baltimore has PRIDE at Heart

Baltimore Pride is one of the oldest pride celebrations in the country, celebrating 44 years this year. The American Heart Association of Greater Maryland was proud to participate in the festivities this year. Our mission at the AHA is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We strive to save

hidden Dr. Redonda Miller, President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, named as the 2019 Greater Maryland Heart Walk Chair

Dr. Redonda Miller, President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, named as the 2019 Greater Maryland Heart Walk Chair

The American Heart Association (AHA) is happy to announce that Redonda Miller, M.D., President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been named chair of the 2019 Greater Maryland Heart Walk. Dr. Miller is the president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the 11th president and the first woman to hold the position in The Johns Hopkins

hidden Maryland Children are Breathing Easier Thanks to Governor Hogan and the General Assembly

Maryland Children are Breathing Easier Thanks to Governor Hogan and the General Assembly

The Maryland Tobacco Free Coalition which includes the American Heart Association (AHA), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN),  American Lung Association (ALA), Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, and Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation/Tobacco 21 are pleased to announce that Governor Hogan has signed HB 1169 legislation raising the minimum legal sales age of all

hidden Bike Funding Increased in Howard County, Thanks to County Executive

Bike Funding Increased in Howard County, Thanks to County Executive

Howard County Executive Significantly Increases County Bike Funding, Paving Way for More Progress on Complete Streets Joint Statement on Proposed FY 2020 County Budget The Horizon Foundation, Bicycling Advocates of Howard County and American Heart Association issued the following joint statement in response to the county executive’s proposed FY 2020 budget, which includes $2.2 million

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A Return to the Kitchen

On Monday, March 11, 2019, the Simple Cooking with Heart Baltimore Kitchen re-opened in their new space at the UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms. Our mission at the Simple Cooking with Heart Kitchen is to teach our Baltimore neighbors how to prepare simple, delicious and inexpensive meals at home so they can

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A New Heart for Baby Tessa

We met Baby Tessa and her family at our Baltimore Heart Ball on Saturday February 23, 2019. Tessa was born on February 5, 2018 with multiple heart defects: LTGA, VSD, ASD, Pulmonary Atresia, Aortic Stenosis and a Hypoplastic Right Coronary Artery. She has spent most of her life in the hospital. She was listed as

hidden Keeping Maryland Smoke Free: National Harbor Cigar Lounge Proposal Defeated

Keeping Maryland Smoke Free: National Harbor Cigar Lounge Proposal Defeated

Prince George’s County, MD- Following pressure by the American Heart Association and our national and state partners, on January 24, 2019 MGM Resorts withdrew their application to the Prince George’s County, Maryland Planning Department for a “special exception” to open a cigar lounge at their National Harbor venue. MGM previously had submitted a proposal for

hidden Five HBCUs Advance in the American Heart Association Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Healthy Communities Challenge

Five HBCUs Advance in the American Heart Association Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Healthy Communities Challenge

Community environments play an important role in health outcomes. People living just 5 miles apart can in some cases have a difference in life expectancy of more than 20 years due to factors such as economic stability, education, societal influences and health care.  Through the American Heart Association’s 2019 EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU pilot, schools have an

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Local Mom Raises Awareness for Congenital Heart Defects

February 7 – February 14 is recognized annually as CHD Awareness Week. Congenital Heart Defects are the most common birth defects, nearly 40,000 babies are born each year in the U.S. with a CHD. Carter Bley was 1:100 babies born with a congenital heart defect. Carter was born with transposition of the great arteries with