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

Stories from the heart from the 2019 Heart2Heart Storytellers

  At just 12 years old, Jamie Coyle suffered a stroke after scoring a goal during a hockey game.   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 and a stroke.    And in 2009, [...]

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

Are there health benefits from chocolate?

By American Heart Association News Every year, Americans spend $22 billion on chocolate, and it's a safe bet that Valentine's Day accounts for a decent percentage of that total. While a heart-shaped box of chocolates may seem like the opposite of healthy, experts say it's less about the occasional small indulgence and more about making good everyday food choices. Most [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pregnancy may increase risk of deadliest type of stroke

By American Heart Association News The risk of a type of stroke that causes bleeding in the brain is higher among women during pregnancy and in the weeks following delivery, new research finds. While studies have shown that women have an increased risk for stroke-causing blood clots during pregnancy and the postpartum period, researchers wanted to know if the same [...]

By |February 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Passport to Heart Health debuts with Lifespan and American Heart Association

  Sometimes sticking to resolutions can be an exercise in frustration. Those January vows to lose weight, exercise more and sleep better seem to fade come February. But Lifespan and the American Heart Association are trying to make staying healthy fun with the launch of the “Passport to Heart Health” challenge. The six-month program is available to Lifespan employees and [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stroke Survivor shares moving connection after meeting other Storytellers

  On February 14th, 2019, hundreds of women at the Rhode Island Convention Center will be inspired when they hear from a new group of heart and stroke survivors.  They will be attending the Go Red for Women Luncheon, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.  The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Passion and purpose inspire SNE American Heart Association Board Chair

(Renee's story was written by the Southern New England American Heart Association and published in the January 2019 Lincoln Issue of Neighborhood Living Magazine) With her funky purple glasses and red leather jacket, Renee Aloisio stands fashionably forward. She’s a Principal in Citrin Cooperman’s Rhode Island Office, and Practice Leader of the firm’s Office of the CFO. This decades-long resident [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alison Bologna to serve as Emcee for 2019 SNE Go Red for Women Luncheon

     Alison Bologna has been involved with the Southern New England American Heart Association for five years. This year she will once again be serving as the Emcee for the upcoming 2019 Southern New England Go Red for Women Luncheon being held on February 14th at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Alison Bologna is a news anchor for NBC [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Another day at the office – thanks to an AED

  Cardiac arrest survivor John Lewis (far right) honors his rescuers. (Photo courtesy of John Lewis) By American Heart Association News On National Wear Red Day in 2018, few people at the Nashville law firm Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop took notice of the occasion, which calls attention to heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women. "I [...]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taking medicine for a cold? Be mindful of your heart

(duckycards, Getty Images) By American Heart Association News Flu has so far infected more than 6 million Americans this season, and winter colds are making their rounds. If you've been hit by either, you may be thinking about heading to your local pharmacy to relieve your aches, pains and congestion. But before you do, you need to consider how some [...]

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