New Jersey Leaders to Co-Chair Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon

The American Heart Association recently announced that Aliya F. Browne, M.Div., D.O., FACC, principal owner of Designed 4 Wellness and Eileen Cardile, MS, RN, CNA, chair of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association South-Central New Jersey Regional Board of Directors, will serve as co-chairs of the 16th Annual Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon scheduled for Friday, [...]

Eat More Green this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun day in March to celebrate Irish traditions, whether or not you’re of Irish decent.  While the holiday is a great time to enjoy a different culture, it also means some not-so-healthy traditions, including overindulging in foods high in fat, sodium and alcohol.  It’s okay to enjoy these traditions in moderation, but there are other [...]

Happy National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month which focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the 2018 National Nutrition Month® theme is "Go Further with Food." As a Registered Dietitian who truly believes in putting food first, over supplements & quick fixes, and one [...]

By |March 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Seeking New Jersey Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes!

Have you or someone you know ever witnessed a cardiac or stroke emergency and taken action? The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 New Jersey American Heartsavers and Stroke Heroes Awards, sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health. These awards recognize individuals of any age, as well as groups, organizations and businesses in New Jersey [...]

By |February 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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