National CPR Week: CMC, AHA Train Nearly 450 in Hands-Only CPR

Just in time for National CPR and AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Catholic Medical Center (CMC) are celebrating a new group of lifesavers trained in Hands-Only CPR. As part of their Life is Why sponsorship, CMC donated nine CPR in Schools kits and several CPR Anytime kits to the [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|CPR, Hands-Only CPR|0 Comments

Twelve Women Wanted for Go Red BetterU Challenge

It’s extreme makeover….Heart edition. The American Heart Association announced it is seeking applicants for New Hampshire’s Go Red BetterU Makeover Challenge. Go Red BetterU is the American Heart Association’s 12-week nutrition and fitness program that can make over your heart. Each week focuses on a different area of health and provides step-by-step guidance, challenges and [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|BetterU, Events|0 Comments

May is American Stroke Month

During American Stroke Month in May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Catholic Medical Center are encouraging everyone to join together to end one of the leading causes of death in New Hampshire and the leading cause of disability in the United States. Despite claiming more than 133,000 lives annually in the United States [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Blood Pressure, Stroke|0 Comments

Public concerned about junk food marketing, consumption of sugary drinks effect on children’s health

Today, the American Heart Association in New Hampshire released results of a statewide public opinion poll on children’s health issues. The results of the poll, conducted in April, demonstrate major concern among voters about consumption of sugary drinks by children and indicate majority support for limiting the advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages in schools. [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Children's Health|0 Comments

Children May Develop High Blood Pressure

Despite popular belief, teens, children and even babies can have high blood pressure, also called HBP or hypertension. It's not just a disease for the middle-aged and elderly. As with adults, early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or prevent the harmful consequences of this disease. High Blood Pressure in children can lead to heart and [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|Blood Pressure|0 Comments

Walking Each Day Keeps Disease Away: Move More in April

This April, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Catholic Medical Center (CMC) are encouraging Americans to get Healthy For Good™. April is the perfect time to get moving.  The AHA’s National Walking Day takes place on Wednesday, April 5 this year, encouraging people to move more.  The whole month is dedicated to inspiring lasting change [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Events, National Walking Day|0 Comments

Cocktails for a Cause Heart Ball Celebrates Lifesaving Work

The American Heart Association (AHA) in New Hampshire will hold its Cocktails for a Cause Heart Ball fundraising event on Friday, May 5 at the Manchester Country Club. This year’s event chairs are Chris and Stephanie Sharpe. “Stephanie and I have been involved with the American Heart Association for many years, but this year we [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

March is National Nutrition Month

The American Heart Association (AHA) encourages making heart-smart choices during Nutrition Month – and every month. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons in the fight against heart disease - the No. 1 killer of Americans. Cardiovascular disease is largely preventable. “At the heart of health is good nutrition. The American Heart Association [...]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Junk Food Marketing in Schools Bill Passes NH Senate

Child health advocates today are applauding the passage in the NH Senate of a bill that would limit the advertising of certain foods and beverages in NH schools. Senate Bill 103, sponsored by Senator Bette Lasky (D-Nashua), passed the state Senate. The bill aligns the foods that are allowed to be marketed and advertised at [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CMC President & CEO to Chair American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Walk

Joseph Pepe, MD, will rally support for June event Dr. Joseph Pepe, President and CEO of Catholic Medical Center (CMC), is chairing this year’s American Heart and Stroke Walk on June 3 at Derryfield Park in Manchester. Dr. Pepe is asking hospitals, businesses and community organizations to come together to help raise awareness about cardiovascular [...]

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