Bad tooth-brushing habits tied to higher heart risk

Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a recent study suggests. Previous studies have found a link between heart disease and periodontal disease – a condition marked by gum infection, gum inflammation and tooth damage. The study, was presented Nov. 10th at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions meeting [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bubbles and Bags Handbag Auction raises more than $11,000

More than one hundred women came out on a dank and drizzly Monday night to support Go Red for Women. The event raised more than $11,000 in support of women's heart and brain health. The sold-out “Bubbles and Bags” handbag auction was held at Mare Rooftop Restaurant on November 5th perched high to give sparkly views of Providence, even in [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

More than three billion beats and counting

Three billion is a big number. By the time December 23rd rolls around this year, Tom Abbott’s heart will have beaten more than three billion times. That’s when he turns 100 years old. His granddaughter, Lisa Abbott, will be flying out from Providence to California to celebrate his birthday.    Lisa Abbott is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leading stroke expert honored at health summit in Rhode Island

  The 13th annual Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC) summit honored Dr. Olajide Williams recently for his unique research based on stroke disparities in communities.  “I am humbled, overwhelmed, deeply honored and grateful,” said Dr. Williams during the summit. The NECC Summit was held on October 25th and October 26th at the Newport Marriott in Rhode Island. Dr. Williams was given [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Role model for women in science receives award at NECC Summit in Newport

The 13th annual Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC) summit recently honored Dr. Judith Lichtman for her pioneering research on disparities in stroke care. “I am very honored and humbled to be receiving this award,” said Dr. Judy Lichtman. “There are so many important clinical and research topics being discussed at the NECC Summit,” she said. The NECC Summit was held at [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stroke Tank winner at NECC Summit honored

The 13th Annual Summit of the NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC) was held Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th at the Newport Marriott in Rhode Island.  On Friday, a popular feature at last year’s summit was back -  Stroke Tank: Pitch it to the Judges! ™, a play off the hit ABC television show "Shark Tank." Four previously funded grant [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

World Stroke Day is local for one survivor

October 29th marks World Stroke Day. The American Stroke Association will join others across the world to encourage people to save lives by responding promptly to stroke. Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide and is the leading cause of long-term disability. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

National EAT SMART Month kicks off in November

Change a little.  Change a lot.  The American Heart Association believes that everyone has a reason to live a longer and healthier life. We are looking ahead to Eat smart during the month of November and get Healthy For Good™ with the American Heart Association.  The Healthy For Good movement is designed to inspire all Americans to live healthier lives [...]

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

13th Annual Summit of the NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium kicks off

The 13th Annual Summit of the NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC) will take place on Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th at the Newport Marriott. To improve stroke care in eight states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont) the NECC was established as an independent organization in 2006. This year’s two-day event is [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get cozy and crafting! Little Hats Big Hearts program is back

There’s a chill in the air and it’s the perfect time to get cozy with crafting!  We are happy to announce that our Little Hats Big Hearts program is already up and running here in Rhode Island and Southern New England.   Volunteers from around the country are helping the American Heart Association in connection with the Children’s Heart Foundation celebrate [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments