Heart Association names new director

Nancy Luke 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 home [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nourishment for body and soul at Brattleboro housing complex

Children at Moore Court in Brattleboro get a real feel for how much sugar the average American consumes in sugary drinks alone in a year by hefting 5 lb. bags of sugar. The average is 34 lb. Tina Zuk, right, the government relations director for the American Heart Association in Vermont, talked to the children and families about healthy [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eat Smart During National Nutrition Month in March

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean dieting or giving up all the foods you love. During National Nutrition Month in March, the American Heart Association is encouraging Americans to eat smart by ditching the junk, and giving the body the nutrient-dense fuel it needs. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons in the fight against heart disease - [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: General Heart Health, Nutrition|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Burlington Voters Tell Lawmakers to Act Now on Tobacco 21

In an overwhelming vote of support Tuesday, Burlington voters passed ballot item 7 urging the Governor and state lawmakers to pass legislation increasing the sale age of tobacco to 21.  The ballot item passed 8,152 to 3,554. The vote follows a resolution passed previously by the city council calling tobacco use a ‘pediatric epidemic’. The state Senate last year opted [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Children, General Heart Health|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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. Deb Loughlin, 2018 Crystal Heart Award recipient The Crystal Heart Award celebrates the success and commitment of a local woman who has served as an advocate, a [...]

Go Red For Women Social Media

You know heart disease is the No. 1 killer in women. You know it’s time to fight back. And now it’s time to share your knowledge with others. Together, we have the power to save lives.  Help us spread the word by sharing our suggested social media content and help educate the women in your life about the power of [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Go Red For Women|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 outdoors in cold weather should [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: General Heart Health|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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 during Christmas.  While more research [...]

By |December 8th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|0 Comments

Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris to Give Keynote at Burlington’s Go Red Luncheon

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is excited to welcome Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley as the keynote speaker of the 2018 Go Red For Women Luncheon on Feb. 1, 2018 in Burlington, VT. Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley will be the keynote speaker at this year's Burlington Go Red For Women Luncheon. Harris is a vice chairman, [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Go Red For Women|Tags: , , |0 Comments

VT Knitters Wanted for Little Hats, Big Hearts Program

The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association is calling all knitters to participate in the Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which donates red caps to area hospitals during the month of February. The program is sponsored by Morgan Stanley. This initiative provides approximately 350 newborns with a handmade, red infant cap during American Heart Month. “Little Hats, Big Hearts” [...]