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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 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and tooth decay. Sugary drinks are the single largest source of added sugar in the American diet. A sugary

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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 American Heart Association and Newton-Wellesley Hospital are collecting hundreds of athletics balls that will be donated to schools throughout the state over the next month.

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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 line for the grueling 26.2 miles, the real finish line for Chadwell, who is running as part of Tedy’s Team, led by former New England

hidden B.U. neurologist to be honored with Paul Dudley White Award

B.U. neurologist to be honored with Paul Dudley White Award

BOSTON – On April 29, the area’s most prominent physicians, community and business leaders will come together at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Annual Boston Heart & Stroke Ball to honor Philip A. Wolf, MD, with the Paul Dudley White Award. This esteemed award is named in honor of one of Boston’s most

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Weymouth resident running to fight stroke

Weymouth resident and stroke survivor, Christopher Butts, will be amongst thousands this April to run the 121st Boston Marathon. While his eye will be set on the finish line for the grueling 26.2 miles, the real finish line for Butts, who is running as part of Tedy’s Team, led by former New England Patriots linebacker

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Rockland ballerina has heart of gold

She is the embodiment of grace, agility and strength, both on and off the dance floor. Eva Gambon may have only just turned 10, but her life story has made her wise beyond her years. It’s a story that has taken her from hospital operating rooms to a role in a Boston ballet. Eva, who

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Shrewsbury mother knits red hats in honor of her daughter

[fusion_text] During American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association teamed up with UMass Memorial Medical Center, Saint Vincent Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital for the Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign. The nationwide campaign raises awareness about family heart health and congenital heart defects with

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Boston physicians to co-chair Boston Heart & Stroke Ball

BOSTON – The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are pleased to announce the co-chairs for the 2017 Boston Heart & Stroke Ball are Elliott M. Antman, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Natalia S. Rost, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital. The Heart & Stroke Ball is the American Heart Association’s premier social

hidden West Boylston Resident to Chair Central Massachusetts Heart Ball

West Boylston Resident to Chair Central Massachusetts Heart Ball

On Saturday, March 25th, over 250 people are expected to gather at the American Heart Association’s Central Massachusetts Heart Ball, the organization’s premier social event. The event, which will be held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, will celebrate the achievements of local physicians, philanthropists and volunteers all with a common goal of raising funds to