hidden Boston Globe columnist endorses sugary drink tax

Boston Globe columnist endorses sugary drink tax

Sugary drinks have created a public health crisis, and it will only get worse unless we take action. That’s the position Boston Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham took in a piece published on Sunday, Sept. 29. In her column, Abraham backed a sugary drink tax as a way to reduce sugar consumption in Massachusetts. Abraham noted

hidden Health professionals learn cutting-edge treatments at Springfield conference

Health professionals learn cutting-edge treatments at Springfield conference

SPRINGFIELD — With the field of cardiology rapidly changing, health care providers need to make sure they are up-to-date on the the latest treatments available to patients. To do so, dozens of healthcare professionals gathered at the Basketball Hall of Fame Wednesday, Sept. 18, for the 6th annual Cardiovascular Conference. The event was jointly provided

hidden WCVB NewsCenter 5: Wake Up Call from the Boston Heart Walk

WCVB NewsCenter 5: Wake Up Call from the Boston Heart Walk

In case you missed it, here’s the ‘Wake Up Call’ that WCVB NewsCenter 5 aired from the Boston Heart Walk earlier this month! Our Heart Walk emcee, WCVB anchor Emily Riemer, recorded the clip from the stage of the Hatch Shell. It features Tallie Abernathy, a heart survivor from North Andover who shared her story

hidden American Heart Association reacts to Mass. vaping products ban

American Heart Association reacts to Mass. vaping products ban

On Tuesday afternoon, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in Massachusetts. In doing so, the governor called for a temporary, four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping

hidden WBZ Cares: Social determinants of health (part 4)

WBZ Cares: Social determinants of health (part 4)

Your zip code can go a long way toward determining your life expectancy. In some cases, where someone lives can cost them upwards of two decades of their life. While cardiovascular health research is the cornerstone of the American Heart Association’s work, more affordable housing, fair wages, strong school systems, safe streets and access to

hidden Video: STEM Goes Red

Video: STEM Goes Red

STEM Goes Red is a day-long event held by the American Heart Association to inspire 7th grade girls to explore science, technology, engineering and math outside of the classroom, while embracing being heart healthy. This year’s event, which will be held on Nov. 19 at UMass Boston, will feature interactive breakout sessions, an empowering keynote

hidden Video: Massachusetts Lobby Day

Video: Massachusetts Lobby Day

Each spring, American Heart Association volunteers visit the Massachusetts State House for our annual ‘Heart on the Hill’ lobby day. Throughout the day, these advocates visit the offices of their state senators and representatives and ask them to support bills being championed by the American Heart Association. This community of fathers and mothers, neighbors and

hidden Two Boston heart patients bond over shared struggle

Two Boston heart patients bond over shared struggle

The Boston Herald published a beautiful story this week about how a friendship developed between two men over a shared struggle with heart disease. The story focuses on Julius Johnson, 17, and Bouba Dieme, 32, who both have a ventricular assist device (VAD) called the HeartMate 3. This golf ball-sized mechanical pump is implanted into