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2014-05-27 12:32:29

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation supports CPR campaign & ongoing mobile tour NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only((TM)) CPR? Then you're ready to help save a life. In recognition of National CPR Awareness Week (June 2-8), the American Heart Association and Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation have teamed up to continue the national awareness campaign and ongoing mobile tour teaching Americans how to perform Hands-Only CPR to...

2014-05-21 16:27:18

MIAMI, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an event held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami Beach on Saturday, May 17th 2014, American Heart Association chose to feature the collection of jewelry designer Joseph Aviv in the annual heart ball auction. Aviv's exclusive pieces, including his trademark Brown Gold and Diamond Web Heart Necklace, were presented at the AHA Gala Event, and guests who purchased champagne flutes, were also entered into a festive raffle to win diamonds from...

2014-05-21 08:26:15

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Ad Council release new PSAs and Spanish version of the F.A.S.T. App as part of American Stroke Month in May DALLAS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul George, swingman of the Indiana Pacers, is teaming up with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Ad Council to raise awareness about F.A.S.T. -- an acronym used to describe common stroke signs and reinforce the need to call 9-1-1 for stroke. To view the...

2014-05-20 10:13:27

American Heart Association Hospitalizations and costs for treating irregular heartbeats are escalating — increasing the burden on the U.S. healthcare system, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications. Researchers, analyzing data from almost 4 million hospitalizations for atrial fibrillation in 2001-10, found: In-hospital deaths...

2014-05-19 08:27:19

American Society of Hypertension, American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Comprise Joint Session to Present Project Supporting Improved Control of Hypertension Worldwide NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's estimated that more than 970 million people have hypertension(1) and, globally, the disease is responsible for more than nine million deaths every year, making it one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In an effort to help manage the...

2014-05-17 23:03:31

Walkingspree, a specialized wellness program vendor, is proud to congratulate client Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) on earning the American Heart Association's Platinum-level Fit-Friendly Worksite recognition. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 Walkingspree, a specialized wellness program vendor, is proud to congratulate client Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) on earning the American Heart Association’s Platinum-level Fit-Friendly Worksite recognition. This...

2014-05-16 23:00:57

American Heart Association Awards Mount Sinai Beth Israel Heart Failure Program a Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Mount Sinai Beth Israel is the proud recipient of the 2014 American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award. It is one of only three hospitals in New York City to have earned the prestigious designation. The Gold level award recognizes...

2014-05-15 23:10:18

Fritz Speaks at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science for Go Red for Women Event. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Dr. Karl “Fritz” Disque, Chief Medical Officer of National Health Care Provider Solutions, presented and spoke at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science to an audience of over 170 pharmacy school faculty along with first, second, and third year students. The inaugural Have a Heart Banquet supported and donated all proceeds from fundraising...

2014-05-15 12:36:20

DALLAS, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women and Macy's are awarding 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to help increase the number of diverse healthcare professionals while improving culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care. The Go Red(TM) Multicultural Scholarships are part of Macy's Multicultural Fund, which was created in 2009 to increase diversity in the medical field. Macy's is the founding national sponsor of the association's Go...

2014-05-14 08:21:18

50-Day Community-Wide Effort Runs May 16 - July 7 With Outreach, Events & More FAIRFAX, Va., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. is gearing up to launch the 17(th) Annual "Sheehy 5000" Fundraising Campaign, a 50-day community-wide effort to raise awareness and funds to benefit the American Heart Association. "The issue of heart disease is important to us because it affects so many of our employees, customers and their families," said Vince Sheehy, President and...


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