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 [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |August 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Commends Massachusetts for Raising Tobacco Age

Dr. George Philippides, an American Heart Association advocate and chief of cardiology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, issued the following statement Friday on legislation signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker that [...]

By |July 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association, Saint Vincent Hospital roll out donation to Worcester County Schools

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 American Heart [...]

By |June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Local volunteer honored at May 12th Heart Walk

The American Heart Association was joined by more than 1,000 walkers at the Annual Central Massachusetts Heart Walk on Saturday, May 12, at the DCR’s Quinsigamond State Park, Lake Park [...]

By |June 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An update on Eva

Eva Gambon was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Now 11-years-old, she is one of the strongest young ladies you will ever meet. The past year has been tumultuous for [...]

By |June 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Innovation Challenge seeks health solutions that address social determinants of health

The American Heart Association is seeking applicants for the 2018 Northeast Health Equity Consortium Innovation Challenge, a grant-based initiative to identify innovative, clearly-defined solutions to improve the health and well-being [...]

By |May 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boston earns gold medal in new city health report

A recently released report that examined local policies affecting the quality of life and health of residents in the country’s 40 largest cities has awarded Boston a gold medal for [...]

By |May 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Former Patriot and stroke survivor Bruschi to join advocates at State House lobby day

BOSTON – Former New England Patriot and stroke survivor Tedy Bruschi will join dozens of American Heart Association volunteers from across Massachusetts at the State House on Thursday to ask [...]

By |May 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AHA, Newton-Wellesley Hospital surprise students with athletic ball donation

WALTHAM – Michael Jaff and George Philippides stood at center court of the elementary school gymnasium, as fifteen wide-eyed children looked up at them from their seats on the hardwood [...]

By |May 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments