30 years of Jump Rope for Heart

  Alithea Athans, left, youth market director of the American Heart Association, presents Albany School of Humanities P.E. Teacher Leslie Bogucki with an award during the school's sixth grade graduation ceremony.  Albany, June 22, 2017 - Thirty years ago, Leslie Bogucki began teaching Jump Rope for Heart as part of her P.E. curriculum. TODAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 22, at 9 [...]

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

State Assembly Health Committee’s Passage of Tobacco 21 Could Save Lives, Money

Public health groups call on full Assembly and Senate to pass ‘T21’ before the session ends  Today’s passage of Tobacco 21 (A273) in the state Assembly’s Health Committee was a positive step forward in preventing New York’s youth from becoming addicted to tobacco, the No. 1 preventable cause of death in New York and a leading risk factor for heart [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

AHA, health groups call on NY Legislature to pick a side

   Will Legislators pick the side of Public Health or Tobacco and E-cigarette Interests?  With the clock ticking on the New York State legislative session, groups representing children, public health organizations and medical professionals have joined forces to kick off a campaign calling on both houses of the state legislature to “Pick a Side” on the issues of  e-cigarettes and raising [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Advocates Meet With Lawmakers Today

They come from different parts of the state, and they’ll all be dressed in red. Advocates with the American Heart Association will hit the halls of the Capitol buildings today, MONDAY, MAY 1, to ask their representatives to raise the age to purchase tobacco products to 21. “Smoking is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke,” said Dr. [...]

By |May 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adult Survivor of Congenital Heart Disease Speaks With Cardiac Kids

Deborah Flaherty-Kizer, in red, talks with the Cardiac Kids and their families on Saturday, April 29 at the American Heart Association. When Deborah Flaherty-Kizer was born nearly 60 years ago, her parents were told, “Your baby might not live.” She was blue and only weighed 4 pounds. After her admission to the US Naval Academy was rescinded due [...]

By |April 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

MVP CEO to chair Capital Region Heart Walk & Run

Denise Gonick Fighting heart disease and stroke has added a new component in 2017: a 5-kilometer run as part of the American Heart Association’s largest fundraising event, the Capital Region Heart Walk and Run. “I’m honored to chair the 2017 Capital Region Heart Run and Walk, and excited that, for the first time, the event will feature a [...]

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

Woman’s Day Editor in Chief to give keynote address at Go Red for Women Luncheon

Susan Spencer The American Hearst Association announced today that Woman’s Day Editor in Chief Susan Spencer will give the keynote address at the 2017 Go Red for Women Luncheon, the 13th annual gathering of Capital Region women committed to fighting the No. 1 killer of women, heart disease. The luncheon will be held Thursday, May 25, at the [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keep the funding for public health programs!

PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY, MARCH 30! The state Legislature is talking about cutting state funding for public health programs by 20% as part of a state budget deal. We can’t jeopardize important hypertension, obesity prevention and other chronic and infectious disease prevention efforts for underserved New Yorkers. Please call the leaders of the Legislature today. Here are their numbers and [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Empire State Trail would provide health, economic benefits

Bob Elling, left, chair of the New York State Advocacy Committee of the American Heart Association, and Kristin Salvi, New York government relations director of the American Heart Association, strategize about ways to get the Empire State Trail funded in New York. National outdoor co-op REI, the American Heart Association, and the Healthcare Association of New York together [...]

By |March 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Red Couch Tour Launches in the Capital District

Leilah Constable and Dr. Andalib Nawab What’s more heart-warming than settling in to a comfy couch for a cozy chat with a good friend? How about something potentially lifesaving? That’s what the Red Couch Tour, presented by the American Heart Association and Ellis Medicine, is – a potential lifesaver. The Red Couch Tour launched today, Wednesday, Feb. 22, [...]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments