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

Heart warrior embracing change and hope in the New Year

  2019 is barely underway and Cathleen Newman has committed to a series of powerful changes even before ringing in the New Year.  She’s joined a mentoring program at work, signed up to get her MBA, purchased an exercise bike and is on a plant-based diet. Yoga and meditation are also daily staples of Cathleen’s life.  Last June Cathleen found [...]

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

Are some breads getting a bad rap?

By The American Heart Association    This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at how certain foods and drinks affect health. There may be no dietary staple more in need of a public relations makeover than bread. Concerns over carbs, sodium and gluten sometime overshadow what can be a simple, tasty [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vaping is an increasing epidemic among teens

Vaping is becoming an increasing epidemic among teens. In 2018, e-cigarette use nearly doubled in high school students. Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kick off American Heart Month by celebrating National Wear Red Day® with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® Movement

The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, together with its Go Red for Women movement, are asking you to ‘wear red and give’ to support Go Red for Women on National Wear Red Day: Friday, February 1, 2019. Why wear red and give? Heart disease is the No. 1 killer [...]

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

Co-President & CEO of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. to serve as Keynote Speaker at upcoming American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon

The American Heart Association announced that Sara S. Johnson, Ph.D.,  Co-President and CEO of Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. will serve as the Keynote Speak at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. “I am honored to join the American Heart Association in pursuing their goal of [...]

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

Senior VP of Human Resources and Community Affairs of Lifespan Corporation Chairs American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon

PROVIDENCE, RI,  – The American Heart Association announced that Lisa Abbott, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Community Affairs of Lifespan Corporation, will serve as the Chairwoman of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon, scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. “I am a real champion for women’s initiatives and want [...]

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

2018 Heart2Heart Storytellers Look Forward To Meeting Class Of 2019

Flying through the air on a trapeze is on the top of Anne Gardner’s to-do list for 2019.   The 52-year-old North Smithfield native runs the pharmacy programs for CVS, manages an animal rescue and lives with a congenital heart defect.   This year marks the 15th anniversary of the American Heart Association’s launch of the Go Red for Women [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nominations for the Cheryl W. Snead Servant Leadership Award

The Cheryl W. Snead Servant Leadership Award  About Cheryl Watkins Snead Cheryl Watkins Snead was a beloved and successful businesswoman, community leader, mentor, and a compassionate and passionate servant leader. Her dynamic, trailblazing spirit and infectious smile had the innate ability to lift-up those around her while maintaining the ambitious and energetic focus of a true leader. While immensely successful, [...]

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The pros and cons of weighing yourself every day

By American Heart Association News This is the year you've vowed to lose weight. You step on the scale to mark the starting point toward your goal. Now how often should you hop back on to check your progress? The answer isn't always so simple. Perhaps every day, perhaps every week, with the qualifier that the scale isn't the only [...]

By |January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments