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, our Heart Ball campaign raised more than $391,000 allowing us to fund lifesaving research, create public awareness, and promote advocacy initiatives, all of which are designed to build a healthier place to live, work and play.   At only 5 [...]

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   

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 has led Clemson to eight straight seasons of at least 10 wins, along with five ACC titles, seven ACC Atlantic Division titles and 11 straight bowl appearances since 2008. Dabo Swinney’s 11 seasons as Clemson head coach have propelled him [...]

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 to a long history with heart disease through family and friends. Paul and his wife, Terrie, travel down each year from North Carolina. "You don’t have to look far to find a family member, friend or business associate that has [...]

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 System to bring you some easy ways to keep your blood pressure in check this holiday season to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. Be wary of decongestants. Before you use an over-the-counter cold and flu medication, check to [...]

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 in 2015, Target: BP™ is a national initiative between the American Heart Association and American Medical Association aimed at addressing the growing burden of high blood pressure in the U.S. More than 1,100 physician practices and health systems nationwide have [...]

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