hidden Heart Survivor Takes Steps to Be Healthy for Good

Heart Survivor Takes Steps to Be Healthy for Good

October 19, 2014, started out just like any other day for me.  I headed to the gym as I did every Sunday at 8am. While working out, all seemed well until I started to feel dizziness, blurry vision, nausea, rapid heartbeat and was sweating profusely. Thankfully, a gym employee noticed I was in distress and called 911. Unaware

hidden Former athlete shares heart journey, inspiring him to create awareness for young atheletes.

Former athlete shares heart journey, inspiring him to create awareness for young atheletes.

My survivor story is something more unconventional compared to patients who have experienced what I have been going through these last 3 years of my life. My name is Michael Mosconi, and I am a 23-year-old Digital Marketer who resides in New Jersey, making the commute to New York City daily.  Every person I encounter

hidden Food Lover Shares Her Fitness Journey to Loving Herself

Food Lover Shares Her Fitness Journey to Loving Herself

By: Michele Pinto, Guest Blogger and Volunteer, American Heart Association I’m Michele, a girl who has always had a big love and passion for food.  It has been an obsession my entire life.  My stomach, as my family would say, is a “bottomless pit” and I never get full.  Because of this, my weight was

hidden Stroke Survivor Leads Women Empowerment as Go Red for Women®Luncheon Chair

Stroke Survivor Leads Women Empowerment as Go Red for Women®Luncheon Chair

Cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat, claiming the lives of one in three women each year, while 55,000 more females than males are affected by stroke each year.  On April 11, 2019, the Northern New Jersey Go Red for Women Luncheon will celebrate 10 years of creating awareness by sharing stories

hidden Check your Blood Pressure this May

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

hidden Critical Care Nurse Turned Patient Joins Heart Walk in Ocean City

Critical Care Nurse Turned Patient Joins Heart Walk in Ocean City

As a critical care nurse for nearly 25 years, Melissa Bailey knew all the signs of heart disease, but she was the first to deny them when she started experiencing them first-hand. Bailey admits that even her co-workers began to notice when she began having undeniable chest pain and shortness of breath. “I kept making