NH Companies Achieve Recognition for Workplace Health

The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were recently announced. In New Hampshire, three companies were recognized for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Heart Health, Workplace Wellness|0 Comments

Healthy, Active Kids Perform Better in School

It is a fact that children who eat healthy foods and are physically active do better in schools.  They are more focused, ready to learn and get better grades. New Hampshire schools are working to establish well-written Local Wellness Policies to include steps to encourage students learn about nutrition, regular physical activity, quality physical education, [...]

By |September 14th, 2017|Children's Health, Kids|0 Comments

Kids Are Sweet Enough-Removing Sugary Drinks from Kids’ Meals

Summer is winding down and kids are heading back to school soon. This means things can get even more hectic with homework, after school sports and more. With our busy lifestyles, families are eating out more often, sometimes at fast food restaurants where the choices aren’t always the most nutritious. Convenience and getting a quick [...]

By |August 17th, 2017|Children's Health, Kids, Sugary Drinks|0 Comments

Jeremy Woodward Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Open-Heart Surgery

Two weeks ago, Jeremy Woodward visited Tufts Medical Center in Boston with his wife and their three daughters. Ten years earlier, on August 4, 2007, Woodward was at that same hospital not knowing if he was ever going to leave. “The last time my wife, Brook, and I walked into this hospital, it was under very [...]

By |August 15th, 2017|Heart Health|0 Comments

Pack healthy back to school lunches

It’s almost time for back-to-school! Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you have control over which foods they are eating. Parents can manage nutritious meals even when the kids are at school. According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded with the American Heart Association, American kids consume 35-50 percent of their daily [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Children's Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

Summer Tips for a Healthy Heart

Summer can bring many happy memories – family vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set. No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain health throughout the longer daylight hours. According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Hands-Only CPR, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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