Eat Smart During National Nutrition Month in March

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean dieting or giving up all the foods you love. During National Nutrition Month in March, the American Heart Association is encouraging Americans to eat smart by ditching the junk, and giving the body the nutrient-dense fuel it needs. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons in the [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Heart Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

Go Red For Women Social Media

You know heart disease is the No. 1 killer in women. You know it’s time to fight back. And now it’s time to share your knowledge with others. Together, we have the power to save lives.  Help us spread the word by sharing our suggested social media content and help educate the women in your [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Go Red For Women|0 Comments

American Heart Association Warns of Snow Shoveling Health Hazards

The American Heart Association says that for most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart. People who are [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|CPR, Heart Health|0 Comments

Heart-Healthy Tips for the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, but often stress inhibits our abilities to enjoy the holiday season.  From shopping to cooking to events, we are often packing our schedules while forgetting about our health. A 2016 report in the Journal of the American Heart Association noted that heart-related deaths spike [...]

By |December 8th, 2017|Heart Health, Nutrition, Stroke|0 Comments

Healthy Drink Options Should be the Default Choice in Kid’s Meals

Eating out used to be a special treat for families. But with our increasingly busy lifestyles more families need to grab a quick meal than ever before.  Restaurant kid's meals now represent a larger percentage of a child's calories on a weekly basis, and more often than not the default beverage that is sold as [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Kids, Sugary Drinks|0 Comments

NH Knitters Wanted for Little Hats, Big Hearts Program

The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association is calling all knitters to participate in the Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which donates red caps to area hospitals during the month of February. This initiative provides approximately 1,000 newborns with a handmade, red infant cap during American Heart Month. “Little Hats, Big Hearts” celebrates heart [...]

By |November 13th, 2017|Children's Health, Kids|2 Comments

Raising the sales age of tobacco in NH

The American Heart Association and other partners in the fight to end tobacco use are working on legislation in New Hampshire to raise the legal sales age for tobacco from 18 to 21 years.  This is an emerging policy tool for advocates to reduce youth initiation of tobacco. Maine passed a statewide law this year, [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Kids, Smoking|0 Comments

NH Stroke Collaborative Receives ASA Community Conscience Award

The New Hampshire Stroke Collaborative received the American Stroke Association’s 2017 Community Conscience Award at the 12th annual Summit of the NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC). The Community Conscience Award is presented annually to an individual or group that has been an advocate for policy change supported by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to improve [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Stroke|0 Comments

American Heart Association & Hannaford Encourage Healthy Eating Even During the Holidays

Healthy over the holidays? Yes, it’s possible and more important than ever during this indulgent season. Join the American Heart Association and Hannaford Supermarkets in celebrating Eat Smart Day on Nov. 1 and Eat Smart Month the rest of November as first steps in winning the winter months and being Healthy For Good™. Many people [...]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Heart Health|0 Comments

The Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley CPR Anytime Kit Donation

Pictured from left: Becca Boudreau, Hanover Street PE teacher and Jump Rope & Hoops for Heart Coordinator; Jennifer Williams, Executive Director of The Children's Fund of the Upper Valley; Les Lawrence, Lebanon High School PE & Health teacher. As part of their Go Red For Women Luncheon sponsorship, The Children's Fund of the [...]

By |October 9th, 2017|CPR, Go Red For Women, Hands-Only CPR, Kids|0 Comments