American Heart Association

AHA volunteer rings in awareness at Nasdaq

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Just ahead of National Wear Red Day, the American Heart Association signaled its investment in heart health with a volunteer ringing the closing Nasdaq bell Thursday.

National Wear Red Day is the first Friday in February, when the AHA encourages people to wear red to raise […]

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Women|Tags: |1 Comment

TV viewers will be seeing red

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Protecting heart health is a crucial message for newscaster Katie Kenney.

The television host and producer for WDTN Channel 2 in Dayton, Ohio, has lost most of her extended family to heart attacks and other complications of heart disease. She’s careful to make good lifestyle choices […]

That red you’re seeing everywhere? It’s saving lives

Friday was an important day for women everywhere, and you didn’t have to look far to find proof. It was National Wear Red Day – when the entire nation got decked out in red to support the fight against heart disease in women.

Major landmarks and buildings were lit up red from […]

Go Red For Women timeline

2003: First National Wear Red Day.
2004: American Heart Association launches Go Red For Women.
2005: First landmark goes red.
2009: AHA introduces Go Red Por Tu Corazon for women in the Hispanic community.
2010: AHA supports law prohibiting insurance companies from charging women more than men for health insurance coverage.
2011: AHA and Macy’s offer the […]

Obama’s proclamation ushers in 50th anniversary of American Heart Month

To enjoy a “long and healthy life,” Americans should follow a few simple rules, especially those at higher risk of heart disease, President Obama wrote in the annual federal proclamation declaring February as American Heart Month.

The designation is aimed at increasing awareness that heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 […]