Life is Why We Give

Like most young men in their early 40’s, heart disease was the last thing on Mike Kindelberger’s mind.  He was working hard at his job and enjoying time with his wife.  Then, something was off. “I was walking with some co-workers to dinner after a company meeting and I felt an undeniable pressure on my chest,” Mike remembered. He admitted [...]

New Jersey Heroes Honored For Saving Lives!

Thirty-eight individuals and organizations in New Jersey were recently honored at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association 2018 New Jersey American Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes Awards for their life-saving efforts. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s American Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes Awards is held annually to commend individuals, organizations and schools throughout the Garden State for [...]

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

Add more color to your plate in June.

Summer is just around the corner, and with access to fresh produce in the Garden State, we are ready to celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable month this June.  Fresh, filling and heart-healthy, fruits and vegetables are an important part of your overall healthy diet. They are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and low in fat and calories. The American Heart [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Be Heart Smart this Summer

Summer can bring many happy memories – family vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set.  No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain health throughout the longer daylight hours. Even though heart disease and stroke remain the No. 1 and No. 5 health [...]

By |June 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Healthier food options are coming to your corner stores.

              La Placita Grocery, Elizabeth This month, two stores joined the New Jersey Healthy Corner Store Initiative by adding healthier options, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, to their corner store. La Placita Grocery in Elizabeth held their celebration event on Wednesday, May 16th.  Honorable J. Christian Bollwage, Mayor of Elizabeth, Shaping [...]

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

Time to Act F.A.S.T. at the NJ State House

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association hosted an event at the State House on Monday, May 21 to re-enact a stroke situation to show legislators, media and the public the signs of stroke and to explain the necessary steps to save a patient experiencing a stroke while urging support of pending legislation which focuses on improving stroke systems [...]

5 Tips for Enjoying a Healthy BBQ

Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner and that means fun in the sun and plenty of outdoor picnics! Grilling is a great way to beat the heat in the kitchen and cook outdoors with friends and family. While grilling is always a fantastic healthy option, there are a few unhealthy items that often sneak their way into our [...]

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

What You Don’t Know About Stroke Could Kill You

by Stacy Quinn, Guest Blogger Stroke. It wasn’t something I’d ever given much thought to as a young, healthy woman. In my mind, stroke was associated with old age and men. That was my first mistake. My second mistake was ignoring stroke symptoms when I experienced them. And I brushed them off largely because of my first mistake: That stroke [...]

By |May 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Check your Blood Pressure this May

Do you know your numbers? That is a question you are starting to hear more often as health and wellness continues to evolve and become more important in everyday life. High blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, is consistently too high, which can [...]

National Cycling Day

There are so many ways to get in a good exercise. You can run, do pilates, kickboxing, or yoga – or you can bike! May 14th is National Cycling Day and the American Heart Association is joining forces with CycleNation™ to empower the nation to use cycling to help Americans get brain and heart healthy! Did you know as little [...]

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