Join the Heart Walk & Help the American Heart Association Fight Heart Disease & Stroke

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family. Sign up today at vermontheartwalk.org! There [...]

Pack healthy back to school lunches

It’s almost time for back-to-school! Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you have control over which foods they are eating. Parents can manage nutritious meals even when the kids are at school. According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded with the American Heart Association, American kids consume 35-50 percent of their daily calories while in school. So, [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Summer Tips for a Healthy Heart

Summer can bring many happy memories – family vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set. No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain health throughout the longer daylight hours. According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, heart disease and stroke [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

May is American Stroke Month

During American Stroke Month in May, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are encouraging everyone to join together to end one of the leading causes of death in New Hampshire and the leading cause of disability in the United States. Despite claiming more than 133,000 lives annually in the United States and being a leading cause of serious, [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Blood Pressure, Stroke|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Children May Develop High Blood Pressure

Despite popular belief, teens, children and even babies can have high blood pressure, also called HBP or hypertension. It's not just a disease for the middle-aged and elderly. As with adults, early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or prevent the harmful consequences of this disease. High Blood Pressure in children can lead to heart and kidney disease. There are also [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|Categories: Blood Pressure|Tags: , , |0 Comments

American Heart Association Encourages People to Move More in April

This April, the American Heart Association (AHA) is encouraging Americans to get Healthy For Good™ by being more physically active. While the AHA’s National Walking Day takes place on Wednesday, April 5 this year, the celebration has been expanded to a monthlong initiative to inspire lasting change through small, simple steps in four key areas: Eat smart. Add color. Move [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: Walking|Tags: , , |0 Comments

VT Senate Health & Welfare Committee Votes Yes on Tobacco 21 Bill

Leaders from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the March of Dimes and the American Academy of Pediatrics congratulated the Senate Health and Welfare committee last week for their unanimously voting "yes" on legislation aimed at saving lives and money by reducing tobacco use in the state. S.88 [...]

By |March 20th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

March is National Nutrition Month

The American Heart Association (AHA) encourages making heart-smart choices during Nutrition Month – and every month. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons in the fight against heart disease - the No. 1 killer of Americans. Cardiovascular disease is largely preventable. When it comes to diet, making smart choices will benefit heart health and overall health. Incorporating small, [...]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , |0 Comments

Little Red Hats are Warming Hearts in a Big Way

American Heart Association “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program raises awareness of heart defects The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association has teamed up with seven of Vermont’s birthing hospitals for the “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program. This initiative will provide approximately 350 newborns with a handmade, red infant cap in February during American Heart Month to celebrate heart health [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

10th annual Go Red For Women Luncheon set for Thursday

  UVM’s Jan Carney to be Honored at Vermont’s Go Red For Women Luncheon on Jan. 26  The American Heart Association’s (AHA) 10th annual Go Red For Women Luncheon will take place on Thursday, January 26 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center. With a theme “Change Starts Today,” the luncheon will feature educational breakout sessions, a silent auction, [...]

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments