Safety of statins emphasized in new report

By American Heart Association News The benefits of the cholesterol-lowering medicine called statins far outweigh any risk of side effects, according to a new analysis of decades of scientific research. In fact, side effects of statins are rare, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published Monday in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Lynne Braun, a heart disease [...]

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Research shows that women are less likely to receive bystander CPR in public

A new American Heart Association video spotlights the crucial role of bystander CPR among women in light of research findings that show gender disparities in bystander CPR response in public. The powerful video, produced by the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, in conjunction with Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients’ lives

  Getting an annual flu shot can save heart failure patients’ lives, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.  Flu season usually begins in the fall and runs through the spring, with cases often peaking during the winter months. Annual flu vaccination is regarded as a safe, low-cost way to reduce flu-related deaths and complications and [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Neighborhoods with more green space may mean less heart disease

People who live in leafy, green neighborhoods may have a lower risk of developing heart disease and strokes, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. In this study, the first of its kind, researchers from the University of Louisville investigated the impact of [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our New Go Red Director Finds Inspiration From Paris to Providence

Perched 1,063 feet tall, the Eiffel Tower offers some of the most breathtaking views that Paris has to offer. For Michelle Clark, the new Go Red for Women Director for the Southern New England American Heart Association, the views were literally a gift. “I spent my 40th birthday at the top of the Eiffel Tower,” Clark said. “Seeing how awesome [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

RI 2019 PE & Me Contest

The American Heart Association, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and the Rhode Island Foundation are happy to announce the Rhode Island PE & Me Contest. The contest invites all students from across Rhode Island in grades K-5 to design a postcard that shows what they love about physical education (PE) in school. Postcard submissions are being [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Junior Jabbie is an Executive with Heart

  Thirteen years ago, Junior Jabbie started his professional career as an intern at Banneker Industries, then headquartered in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Today he is the President and CEO of the multi-million-dollar business now headquartered in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. They have locations that span across Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Alabama, and California. And he’s intent on giving back. Jabbie is [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Heart Walk Director walks the walk

  Before Deb Honor steps foot into the American Heart Association’s office in Providence, she’s already walked at least six miles.  Our new Heart Walk Director is also a heart survivor. She was born with a heart murmur, suffered from Pulmonic Stenosis (a fixed obstruction of flow from the right ventricle of the heart to the pulmonary artery) during the [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cold-weather drinks can carry a lot of calories

Comfort-inducing seasonal drinks abound during the fall and winter. From the sweet, spicy goodness of pumpkin spice latte – PSL to its fans on Instagram – to peppermint-flavored, well, everything. But the calories are everywhere, too. And, experts say, those liquid calories can be more problematic than the ones we get from solid food. Some studies have shown that we [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inspirational stories behind crafters of Little Hats, Big Hearts

  Before the first flakes of snow fell on Thursday, a delivery of warm and cozy red hats was being dropped off at the Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.   For months, our wonderful volunteers here in Southern New England have been knitting and crocheting a cute collection of tiny hats for the Little Hats, Big Hearts project. [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments