hidden Calling All New Jersey Heart & Stroke Heroes

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,

hidden Time to Act F.A.S.T. at the NJ State House

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


Tips for a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, but sometimes stress can turn us into a holiday Grinch.  During the season of giving, we often feel burdened with a long to-do list and packed schedules.  And this can mean we forget about our health. Recent research published by the American Heart Association


Surviving the Holidays After Stroke

By Patricia Raya, Guest Blogger, Stroke Survivor The holidays are around the corner. While these occasions are meant to be filled with joy and happiness with family and friends, sometimes they become a bit stressful and can cause anxiety. Often there is a lot of pressure to have the perfect holiday. For the person affected


A Healthy Dose of Reality

How exercise and diet helped save my life By Stacy Quinn, Guest Blogger There’s a lot more to being healthy than eating right and exercising. The human body is a very complex machine, and any number of issues can throw anyone’s health into a tailspin—even if you do everything you can to be healthy. Truth


Advice For Caregivers Of Stroke Patients

A stroke survivor’s family is often the most important source of long-term support during recovery and rehabilitation. Surviving a stroke is typically a trying experience for both survivors and caregivers. Some strokes produce personality changes that may be harmful to relationships. If you are a caregiver, taking care of yourself is equally as important as