hidden Central MA Schools Implement Lifesaving Training

Central MA Schools Implement Lifesaving Training

WORCESTER – Would you know what to do if you witnessed a cardiac emergency?  Only about 46 percent of people who experience an out of hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives. Hands-Only CPR can change that and students in Central MA have been implementing the training at their

hidden Focus Technology Solutions CEO to chair 2019 Boston Heart Walk

Focus Technology Solutions CEO to chair 2019 Boston Heart Walk

The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Doug Alexander, CEO of Focus Technology Solutions in Burlington, will chair the 2019 Boston Heart Walk. Alexander, who co-chaired the 2018 Boston Heart Walk, is returning to lead an annual event that has been instrumental in innovative breakthroughs for more than 30 years. Since the inception

hidden American Heart Association and Aetna bring Teaching Gardens to Mission Hill

American Heart Association and Aetna bring Teaching Gardens to Mission Hill

The American Heart Association is taking a new approach in the fight against childhood obesity, with help from the Aetna Foundation, by planting community vegetables gardens in Boston. On Thursday, Aetna employees volunteered their morning to plant a garden at Roxbury Tenants of Harvard, a non-profit organization that operates about 1,000 affordable housing units in

hidden Worcester Survivor Honored With Heart Hero Award

Worcester Survivor Honored With Heart Hero Award

WORCESTER – The American Heart Association recognized a local survivor and volunteer with the Heart Hero Award at the 2019 Central Massachusetts Heart and Stroke Walk. on Saturday, March 11 at Quinsigamond State Park in Worcester, MA. Chrissy Gaffney, of Worcester, MA, was awarded the Heart Hero Award for her constant efforts to raise awareness

hidden Central MA Heart and Stroke Walk set for May 11

Central MA Heart and Stroke Walk set for May 11

WORCESTER – Thousands will be walking for heart and brain health at the American Heart Association Central Massachusetts Heart and Stroke Walk on Saturday, May 11, at the DCR’s Quinsigamond State Park, Lake Park in Worcester. About one in three adults participate in NO leisure physical activity at all. At the Central MA Heart and

hidden Central MA Heart Walk chaired by local cardiologist

Central MA Heart Walk chaired by local cardiologist

WORCESTER –  The 2019 Central Massachusetts Heart Walk raises funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. By participating in the Heart Walk, you’re joining a million Heart Walk Heroes from across the nation who are raising funds for lifesaving science. Science that can teach

hidden Tufts cardiologist to be honored at Boston Heart and Stroke Ball

Tufts cardiologist to be honored at Boston Heart and Stroke Ball

BOSTON – Marvin A. Konstam, MD, one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular physicians, will be honored at the 2019 Boston Heart and Stroke Ball with one of the American Heart Association’s highest honors. Dr. Konstam will receive the Paul Dudley White Award during the annual gala held on May 4 at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

hidden Thousands walk for heart health in Boston

Thousands walk for heart health in Boston

BOSTON — Born with a heart defect, Bouba Dieme knows a heart transplant is a long shot. But thanks to recent medical advances, Dieme, 32, received an LVAD implant while waiting on the transplant list, and expects to live a longer, healthier life because of it. That’s why he walks. Dieme, who lives in Milton with

hidden Charity baseball game raises funds for heart health

Charity baseball game raises funds for heart health

The 2018 Oldtime Baseball Game was played in Cambridge on Thursday, Aug. 16, at St. Peter’s Field in Cambridge. This year’s game was played in memory of Steve Harris, a longtime hockey writer for the Boston Herald, who died of a heart condition in February. Funds raised from the game benefitted the American Heart Association, and