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

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Look Up and Team Up to Build Health Equity Solutions in Your Communities

The American Heart Association’s June 2018 Northeast Health Equity Consortium brought together medical professionals, public health experts and community leaders to examine health equity in our diverse communities. Nearly 150 people attended from the northeast and across the country. Their commitment to equity in health care was evident by their attendance and enthusiastic participation in

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

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 Association and local sponsor, Saint Vincent Hospital, collected more than 180 athletic balls that have been donated to schools in need throughout Central Massachusetts. “Just

hidden Local volunteer honored at May 12th Heart Walk

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 in Worcester. As part of the event, the organization honored Holden resident, Kathy Green, senior director, Radiology Services at UMass Memorial Healthcare, with a Heart

hidden An update on Eva

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 Eva and her family. In January, they had the conversation they have been dreading for a long time – heart transplant. Eva will likely need

hidden Innovation Challenge seeks health solutions that address social determinants of health

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 in urban communities in New England, New York and New Jersey. Community environments play a crucial role in health outcomes. People living just five miles

hidden Boston earns gold medal in new city health report

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 the second consecutive year. The second annual report by CityHealth — an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente — evaluated the cities