AHA and Aetna plant healthy eating habits in Boston

BOSTON – The American Heart Association and the Aetna Foundation teamed up Friday to foster healthier minds and bodies by building Teaching Gardens at an elementary school in East Boston [...]

By |September 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diagnosis spurs woman to make lifestyle changes

"When I got my diagnosis, it woke everyone up." Jazz singer Theresa “TC” Eckstein was devastated when she was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. Then 40, she was [...]

By |September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tedy’s Team runner celebrates 10-year anniversary of heart surgery

Jeremy & Brook Woodward with their three daughters, Elliana, Bryn & Isla outside Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Two weeks ago, Jeremy Woodward visited Tufts Medical Center in [...]

By |August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Announces 2017 Grant Recipients

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have awarded five Community Impact Grants, totaling $125,000, to local non-profit organizations that are implementing heart-healthy, community-based programs aimed at reducing [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association and Aetna Foundation team up to build a healthier Boston

BOSTON - The American Heart Association and the Aetna Foundation have teamed up to build healthier minds and bodies by building Teaching Gardens, together. The American Heart Association is pleased [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gov. Baker: Capital plan will include $1M in healthy food access funding

Gov. Charlie Baker has included $1 million in funding for the Massachusetts Food Trust Program in the fiscal 2018 capital plan, expanding low income families’ access to healthy groceries. The [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING: Reducing Sugary Drink Consumption

MEDIA ADVISORY: Contact: Christopher Camire Senior Director of Communications American Heart Association 781.373.4521 chris.camire@heart.org WHAT: Too many kids and families in Massachusetts are suffering from preventable chronic diseases such as type [...]

By |May 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AHA board president releases statement on Santa Fe sugary drink tax vote

Tuesday’s vote in Santa Fe, N.M., represents a desperate last gasp by Big Soda to protect its coffers at the expense of kids. In large part due to Big Soda’s [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association, Newton-Wellesley Hospital roll out donation to Waltham school

WALTHAM – Participation in sports promotes physical activity, builds self-esteem, improves social skills and motivates children to excel academically. To encourage Massachusetts students to be active and play sports, the [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dracut Resident & Stroke Survivor to Run Boston Marathon

Kim Chadwell, a stroke survivor and resident of Dracut, will be amongst thousands this April to run the 121st Boston Marathon. While her eye will be set on the finish [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments