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 Young Stroke Survivor Goes Red For Women

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

hidden Health Crisis Remains in the Heart of Minorities

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

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NJ Has Heart

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.  You’ve heard of us.  All good things.  But what do we really do?  Where do we do what we do?  And who benefits from our mission? The answers to these questions are relatively simple.  We’re building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. We’re there every