Healing Stroke Patients and Caregivers Through Art

Katie Hinson This year, the American Heart Association and MUSC Health are teaming up in a community art therapy project: Strokes for Strokes. Open your Heart honoree Katie Hinson is dedicated to helping stroke survivors and caretakers heal through art therapy. The therapeutic art will be displayed at the Charleston Heart Ball on April 12, 2019. Last year, [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: Community Health, South Carolina, Stroke|0 Comments

American Heart Association, Upstate highlighted in local publication

Check out the latest issue of GSA Business Report "Book of Experts" to read how the American Heart Association, Upstate is making a local impact. Check out page 36-37: https://issuu.com/scbiz/docs/2017_gsa_book_of_experts_issuu   

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: South Carolina, upstate|0 Comments

DABO NAMED 2018 PAUL “BEAR” BRYANT COACH OF THE YEAR

Coach Dabo Swinney took home the title of the college football Coach of the Year at the American Heart Association’s 33rd annual Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards presented by Marathon Oil Corporation Wednesday. Swinney is the first coach in the Bryant Awards history to win the award three times. The first to also win the award in consecutive years—2015 and 2016—Swinney [...]

Over 1200 Horses and Riders Gallop for Heart in Myrtle Beach

Every Fall, 1,200+ horseback riders from across the country take to the beaches of Myrtle Beach, SC for the 5 day, 4 night American Heart Association Beach Ride. Entering it’s 38th year, the event raises over $350,000 per year for the AHA. Patron Circle member of the Cor Vitae Society and rider, Paul Riefenberg is dedicated to the cause due [...]

Tips to keep blood pressure in check this holiday season

Let’s be honest. Holidays can be stressful.  Schedules are hectic, we’re scrambling for last minute gifts and it’s the season of stuffy noses and financial woes. All of these stressors can negatively impact our health and for those with hypertension, stress can cause a fluctuation in blood pressure. The good news? We’ve teamed up with Bon Secours St. Francis Health [...]

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: South Carolina, upstate|0 Comments

Hundreds of S.C. Clinics Recognized for Efforts Aimed at Reducing High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

Columbia, SC– Healthcare leaders from South Carolina gathered in Columbia and recognized 150 clinics from across the state for their commitment to the Target BP and Check Change Control Initiatives, encouraged others to participate, and discussed how to sustain efforts to reduce heart attacks and strokes over time. The event took place at the River Center in Saluda Shoals. Launched [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: charleston, coastalsouthcarolina, csra, midlands, South Carolina, upstate|0 Comments

Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

Whether you’re traveling to see family or spending a week in the Caribbean, maintaining healthy habits can be difficult when you’re away from home. The American Heart Association and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System have worked together to bring you quick tips to keep you on track this holiday season. Move More Staying active while traveling can be difficult [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: South Carolina, upstate|0 Comments

Why learning Hands-Only CPR is the best gift you can give your loved ones

If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. About 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home and as one study reports, the holiday season is prime time for them to occur as cardiac [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: CPR, Greater Washington Region, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia|0 Comments

Urban Health Accelerator – Historically Black Colleges (HCBU) Legacy Grant Opportunity

The Empowered To Serve 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. The Barbara Houston Urban Health Accelerator HBCU Legacy Grants: Made possible through the support of Mr. John Houston, III, the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate [...]

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