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 [...]

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

Mid-Atlantic’s Little Hats, Big Hearts

Volunteers around the country are helping raise awareness of of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country by knitting and crocheting little red hats to be given out through the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts. The Mid-Atlantic Affiliate is proud to be continuing the [...]

Five Ways to Enjoy a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season

Hampton Roads, VA - November is Eat Smart Month and while we promote eating healthy all year, we know the holidays can take a toll on your health if you don't have a plan in place. We believe you can be the best YOU by eating smart, moving more and making your well-being a priority. And you don’t have to wait [...]

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: Virginia|0 Comments

Target: BP Highlighted Resources

We are excited to begin highlighting resources for improving clinical care around blood pressure and cholesterol from around our networks each month.  Continue to check back for more updates and the latest news.   Action Needed: Submit Comments by 11/7 We must show the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that the medical community supports ambulatory blood pressure monitoring [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Greater Washington Region, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia|0 Comments

Infant Born with Multiple Heart Defects Now Thriving at Age Three

Four months pregnant with her second child, Nykia Ward walked into her doctor’s office eager to learn the sex of her baby during her appointment that day. After the joy of discovering she was carrying a girl that she would name Kaycee, the doctor presented her with some concerning information. A bright spot appeared on Kaycee’s heart during the ultrasound. [...]

By |October 21st, 2018|Categories: Congenital Heart Defects, Survivor Stories, Virginia|4 Comments

Healthier Breakfast Items Introduced to Richmond City Public Schools

Richmond, VA - Food is fuel, and kids are sweet enough without added sugar. Knowing good nutrition is key to learning, the American Heart Association teamed up with Richmond City Health District, Richmond Public School Nutrition Services, Fit4Kids, the Richmond Food Justice Alliance, and other community partners to improve the school menus for children in Richmond Public Schools. The American [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Kids Health, Virginia|0 Comments

AHA Recognizes Companies in Forbes Magazine

Imagine a healthier community for all, where heart diseases and stroke are no longer our leading killers, and every member of every community is able to achieve well-being supported by the places they live, learn, work, play, pray and heal. At the American Heart Association, we are dedicated to promoting health and well-being for all and have made it our mission to be a [...]