Make Heart Health A Priority For Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air in February! Everyone is getting excited to show their significant others how much they care with treats, cards, and gifts on Valentine’s Day. While you’re expressing love this February, learn how you can take care of your heart as well as others! Valentine’s Day may have you reaching for a box of chocolates, but there [...]

By |February 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Little Red Hats Make Big Splash in NJ

Hundreds of knitters and crocheters from all over New Jersey came together for an important cause this February. New Jersey’s Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative gives new moms a free kit at discharge that includes a beautiful, handmade red hat, along with health information including tips on raising a healthy family, ways mom can take care of herself, heart-healthy recipes [...]

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why I Go Red

I'm Caitlin, born in November of 1989 in New Jersey and am the youngest of 3. I have pulmonary atresia with an intact VSD. Shortly after my birth a nurse noticed that I was blue, the neonatologist thought that it was fine. Nonetheless, the wonderful nurse decided to call the pediatrician who ordered an EKG and chest x-ray, both came [...]

By |February 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|4 Comments

Give your heart a little extra love this February

It’s the time of year when love is in the air and stores are filled with candy hearts, the color red and lots of roses. February reminds us of Valentine’s Day, ice skating dates, and sticking to those New Year’s resolutions we just committed to the month before.  It’s no surprise that February is also American Heart Month, a federally [...]

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

Keep Your Numbers in Check for a Healthy 2018

Blood pressure and cholesterol.  Two words you often hear in relation to your health, but what do they mean?  And how can you lower these numbers in order to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke? What is blood pressure? Blood pressure refers to the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels.  When you get a blood [...]

By |January 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Be Healthy For Good This Year

A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease and it’s not as hard as you may think!  Make simple steps part of your life in 2018 for long-term benefits to your health and your heart. You can start by knowing how many calories you should be eating and drinking to maintain your weight. Nutrition and [...]

By |January 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Resolutions You Should Make This Year

The New Year is a time of resolutions and goal-making. Why not choose to make your health your priority for 2018? Whether the change is big or small, any step towards living a healthier life is a step to be proud of! Check out these 5 lifestyle changes you can make this year to improve your health. Know Your Numbers [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|Categories: healthy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to be a mindful eater this holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of year! The Holiday season brings family traditions, shopping discounts, colder weather, holiday parties and most of all, a lot of food! While we start to indulge more in foods high in fat and sugar this season, we tend to forget our everyday eating habits, creating more risk for heart disease and stroke.  It’s important [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, but sometimes stress can turn us into a holiday Grinch.  During the season of giving, we often feel burdened with a long to-do list and packed schedules.  And this can mean we forget about our health. Recent research published by the American Heart Association showed that heart-related deaths spike [...]

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Thankful For Research

By Emily Straley, Guest Blogger When the holidays are near, we are reminded to be grateful during this giving season. It is the season of giving gifts, of giving time, of giving good will…and most importantly, of giving thanks. I was born with a congenital heart defect. At three months old, I had open-heart surgery. Since then I have had numerous [...]