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 [...]

Survivor Story – Jay Lambert

Richmond, VA - On January 30, 2015, Jay Lambert was enjoying his Friday evening before planning on going into work the following morning. What Jay expected to be an ordinary night, however, resulted in Jay waking up three days later at a hospital. “My life was changed forever when I felt this excruciating pain in my head and within a [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Stroke, Survivor Stories, Virginia|Tags: , |4 Comments

Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer Will Receive The 2019 Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award

Virginia Tech legend Frank Beamer, the winningest collegiate coach in his NCAA division when he retired in 2015, will receive the 2019 Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. Beamer will receive the award presented by Marathon Oil Corporation at the 33rd annual awards dinner Jan. 9, 2019 in Houston. Marathon Oil’s President and CEO Lee [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Virginia|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 are at an increased risk [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Events, Heart Disease, Virginia|Tags: |0 Comments

Mobile Kitchen Cooking Classes to Continue in Portsmouth, VA

Hampton Roads, Virginia - The American Heart Association Hampton Roads, VA team secured a grant to continue the success of mobile kitchen classes in Portsmouth, VA. Through partnerships with the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), the program will provide a 5-week mobile kitchen class series at four locations to help reach underserved community members. [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Virginia|0 Comments

Survivor Story – Malissa Bradshaw

While working out at the gym six years ago, I felt a pop in my head and developed a sudden and severe headache.  I had what would be the first of three strokes within a couple of weeks caused by a ruptured aneurysm.  I was only 25 years old. The second stroke caused the left side of my body to [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Categories: Go Red For Women, Survivor Stories, Virginia|3 Comments

VCU Health’s Melinda Hancock to Chair Richmond Heart Walk® on October 6, 2018

Richmond, VA –  Melinda Hancock, the Chief Financial Officer of VCU Health, will chair the American Heart Association’s 2018 Richmond Heart Walk held Saturday, October 6th at Innsbrook Pavilion.  Members of Hancock’s Executive Leadership team include: Anthony Conte, Pat Robertson, Brett Butler, Jim Litsinger, Jim Daniel, Ann Vaughters, Leigh Sewell, Walter Coleman, Brian Shaw, Tray Isley and Greg Lowe.  “I [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Categories: Heart Walk, Virginia|0 Comments