Young Stroke Survivor Goes Red For Women

Stroke is often a disease associated with the elderly.  Yet, stroke can affect anyone at any age, and in fact, it’s the No. 5 cause of death in the U.S. and the No. 3 cause of death in New Jersey. Victoria King, a resident of Magnolia, was a senior in college when she discovered that stroke doesn’t discriminate based on [...]

Working for a Healthier Workforce

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, we spend a lot of time at work.  If you’re aiming for a heart-healthy lifestyle, it benefits you to consider that what happens at the office can have a big impact on your health.  From eating healthy to moving more, our workplace can impact our health in more ways than one. The [...]

Health Crisis Remains in the Heart of Minorities

When it comes to our health, Americans have one thing in common: heart disease and stroke remain our No. 1 and No. 5 health threats.  But statistics show that these diseases may affect minorities in even higher numbers.  April is National Minority Health Month, and the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association wants you to know your risks and [...]

Hospital Leader to Chair Southern NJ Go Red For Women Luncheon

The American Heart Association recently announced that Stephanie Fendrick, FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Virtua, will serve as chair of the Southern NJ Go Red For Women Luncheon scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ. The Go Red For Women Luncheon is one of the premier women’s events [...]

April is Move More Month!

What if we told you that getting healthy could be as simple as moving more? Getting up from your desk for a quick walk, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or parking further than you normally would at the grocery store could all be small things you could implement to really improve your health! All it takes is just [...]

By |March 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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