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Voigt Pritchard to chair CycleNation

Winooski resident Sarah Voigt Pritchard, QKA, is excited about chairing the American Heart Association’s first CycleNation event in Vermont.  “CycleNation is fitness-focused, it’s in a beautiful place at a beautiful time of year, and it will raise awareness about the American Heart Association and heart and brain health,” Voigt Pritchard, a senior retirement plan consultant

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Heart Association names new director

Nancy Luke is hard at work leading the American Heart Association’s efforts to improve the health of all Vermonters. The new development director joined the Heart Association in September, after working for eight-and-a-half years as the marketing and development director of the United Way in Addison County. She has also had her own company, a

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Nourishment for body and soul at Brattleboro housing complex

Children at Moore Court, a low-income housing complex near Green Street School in Brattleboro, have been exploring food in art as part of their regular “Art in the Neighborhood” project. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.,  at Moore Court, the American Heart Association treated the children and residents of Moore Court to

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Deb Loughlin to be recognized with Crystal Heart Award at VT Go Red For Women Luncheon

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will recognize Deb Loughlin with the Crystal Heart Award at the Vermont Go Red For Women Luncheon on Feb. 1, 2018 in South Burlington, VT. The Crystal Heart Award celebrates the success and commitment of a local woman who has served as an advocate, a volunteer and a role

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American Heart Association Warns of Snow Shoveling Health Hazards

The American Heart Association says that for most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart. People who are

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Heart-Healthy Tips for the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, but often stress inhibits our abilities to enjoy the holiday season.  From shopping to cooking to events, we are often packing our schedules while forgetting about our health. A 2016 report in the Journal of the American Heart Association noted that heart-related deaths spike