Surviving the Holidays After Stroke

By Patricia Raya, Guest Blogger, Stroke Survivor The holidays are around the corner. While these occasions are meant to be filled with joy and happiness with family and friends, sometimes they become a bit stressful and can cause anxiety. Often there is a lot of pressure to have the perfect holiday. For the person affected by stroke feelings of stress, [...]

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

What does diabetes have to do with heart health? The two are connected in more ways than you think! Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes. Diabetes is treatable, but even when glucose levels are under control it greatly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. That’s [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to “Eat Smart” this November

As we get closer to the Holiday season and colder weather approaches, it is easy to get “off track” with your eating and exercise routine. Who doesn’t want to reach for that bacon wrapped hot dog over the vegetable tray?  Living a healthy lifestyle is all about balance and with Eat Smart Day kicking off Eat Smart Month on November [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Healthy Dose of Reality

How exercise and diet helped save my life By Stacy Quinn, Guest Blogger There’s a lot more to being healthy than eating right and exercising. The human body is a very complex machine, and any number of issues can throw anyone’s health into a tailspin—even if you do everything you can to be healthy. Truth be told, some of what [...]

Big Hearts Needed to Make Little Hats!

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is looking to empower new moms to take their family’s health to heart. Join volunteers from across New Jersey to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting or crocheting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals. The Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative, locally sponsored by [...]

By |October 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack

Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. This October, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, take the time to become aware of your risks and the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest. A heart attack may come from cardiac arrest, but they are very different. A heart attack is caused by a blockage [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: heart health|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Take Steps to be Healthy For Good

It’s time to start Heartwalking to be Healthy For Good.  The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s new Healthy For Good movement is designed to provide science-based recommendations, tools, tips and motivation to build healthier behaviors.  It’s all about small steps that can be done each day that will make a big difference tomorrow. Healthy For Good will come [...]

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the independence of several Latin American countries and the contributions that have infused America. With about 56.6 million of our nation’s population being of Hispanic decent, it is no surprise that many have embraced this amazing culture, establishing its mark in the United States in music, art, language, food, diversity and most [...]

September is Cholesterol Awareness Month

September is just around the corner and parents and children are gearing up for another school year. With busy schedules on the rise, we tend to eat on the go and may not pay close attention to our eating habits, which can lead to high cholesterol levels. Cholesterol circulates in the blood, and is a waxy substance that your body [...]

Back To School With Healthier Hearts

It’s that time again. Time to think about back to school shopping, finishing up summer assignments and preparing for the new school year. The hustle and bustle of back to school can get hectic, but remember to prioritize your child’s overall health. This September, National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, it’s important to keep our children’s brains educated and stimulated and just [...]

By |August 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments