’21+ Reasons’ to Raise Tobacco Sale Age to 21

  On Wednesday, March 20th, volunteer advocates from the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Tobacco Free Rhode Island, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids will share with Rhode Island lawmakers their personal reasons for raising the state’s minimum legal sale age (MLSA) for ALL tobacco products – including electronic cigarettes –  to 21 (“Tobacco [...]

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sugary drinks may be associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases

  DALLAS, March 18, 2019 — Frequently drinking sugar-sweetened drinks, such as sodas and sports drinks, was associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular diseases and, to a lesser extent, cancers, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Among study participants the risk of death rose as people drank more sugar-sweetened drinks. In addition, [...]

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Volunteering with the Southern New England  American Heart Association

  Volunteer Opportunities with the Southern New England  American Heart Association To help build awareness and educate the public, as well as raise funds for heart disease and stroke research, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association host many events in your community throughout the year. Contact us at 401-228-2320 or sneheart@heart.org at to learn more and get involved! [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2019 Calendar of Events for Southern New England American Heart Association

To help build awareness and educate the public, as well as raise funds for heart disease and stroke research, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association host many events in your community throughout the year. Contact us at 401-228-2320 or sneheart@heart.org at to learn more and get involved!                       [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Award-winning short film director shares her Survivor Story at GRFW Luncheon

(Carol Conley, pictured second from right, at the 2019 Southern New England Go Red for Women Luncheon, with some of the Class of 2019 Heart2Heart Storytellers)   In 2017, Carol Conley was at lunch with her boss when she lost vision in one of her eyes. She was rushed to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a heart attack [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Check to Change to provide free blood pressure screenings in Southern New England

    More than 32% of Rhode Island adults said they had been diagnosed with high blood pressure in 2015 If left untreated, high blood pressure can increase a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke Check to Change is launching this year and is a new one-day event in which the Southern New England American Heart Association and community [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dan Jaehnig shares why he’s involved with the AHA in his own words

    (NBC 10 Anchor Dan Jaehnig emceeing with NBC 10's Alison Bologna at the SNE Go Red Luncheon) “It was inspiring to be among a sea of red which symbolized strong healthy women. The luncheon is a chance to put women’s heart health on center stage where we heard how so many lives were saved through awareness and guidance [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alison Bologna shares the importance of “Showing Up” in her own words

(2019 SNE Go Red for Women Emcee Alison Bologna shares her experience in her own words in this article) I’ve been involved with the Go Red for Women Luncheon for many years, and 2019 didn’t disappoint!   Fittingly on Valentine’s Day, more than 700 women (and men, including NBC 10’s Dan Jaehnig!) joined me, with the American Heart Association of [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Young sisters battle different types of heart disease

Amanda Tinney (left) and sister, Kelli Tinney, at the 2018 Go Red for Women luncheon in New Orleans. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Strout Photography) By American Heart Association News Having spent the day at a cousin's cookout, 25-year-old Kelli Tinney and her 27-year-old sister Amanda went back to their house, turned on the television and flopped onto the couch. They [...]

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

On-screen CPR: Heart-stopping drama doesn’t always reflect reality

By American Heart Association News  When we watch movies and TV, we know that people can't actually fly, zombies aren't real and animals can't talk, among other scenarios presented for our entertainment. So when CPR and other heroic measures to revive an unconscious victim pop up on the screen, should we react the same way? "Movies very rarely get it [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments