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

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