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

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Calling All New Jersey Heart & 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 2019 New Jersey American Heart and Stroke Hero Awards, locally supported by RWJBarnabas Health. These awards recognize individuals of any age, as well as groups,

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Prevent Heart Disease & Stroke at the Jersey Shore

By Kenneth N. Sable, M.D. MBA, FACEP, Guest Blogger It’s time for the Jersey Shore to hit heart disease and stroke out of the park! As president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, I see firsthand every day the effects of cardiovascular diseases on patients throughout the Jersey Shore.  While medical advancements have helped in

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Summer Tips for a Healthy Heart

Summer can bring many happy memories – family vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set.  No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain health throughout the longer daylight hours. According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke

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Betsy Ames Goes Red For Women

For four months, Betsy Ames felt a sharp pain in her chest that would quickly come and go.  Betsy, a mother of four and owner of Mindful Style, a fashion consulting company that helps clients cultivate an image with less of an environmental impact, insisted that she was fine.  Then in December 2010, Betsy experienced

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Climbing My Mountain

By Janice B. Recca, Guest Blogger My diagnosis came quite by accident.  I had agreed to take advantage of a promotional body scan and was shocked when the report came back showing a large thoracic aneurysm in the ascending aorta near my heart.  I was completely stunned and initially went into denial.  “Why me?” resounded