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|0 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

Mother of stroke survivor shares the day that changed her family’s life.

June 27, 2017 was a normal day, until it wasn’t. I was at work when I received a phone call at 2:45pm from my daughters’ school. This was unusual since my husband picks up the girls around 3:30pm. When I picked up the phone, it was the school’s director on the other end. She said that my fourteen-month-old had woken [...]

Critical Care Nurse Turned Patient Joins Heart Walk in Ocean City

Melissa Bailey of Marmora, a Critical Care Nurse who experienced a cardiac event, will join the American Heart Association Southern NJ Spring Heart Walk in Ocean City to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke. Pictured here is the AtlantiCare Heart Walk team who will walk with Melissa on May 19. As a critical care nurse for nearly [...]

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 [...]