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Rocky and Kathie Harwood of New Canaan will be honored at an upcoming heart walk event.

New Canaan couple to be honored at heart walk

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The American Heart Association has announced that Rocky and Kathie Harwood of New Canaan, will be honored at the upcoming Fairfield County Heart Walk on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. For more information about the Heart Walk or to start a team, please email Kevin.Byrne@heart.org or call 914-640-3262. To sign up […] [Read More]
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CT gets more than half a million to fight chronic disease

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $580,808 in grant awards to Connecticut to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The awards will strengthen state and local programs aimed at fighting these chronic diseases, which are the leading causes of death and disability in […] [Read More]
Former Ice Capades skater, Karen Christensen of Wilton, (3rd from right in hat) walked in the 2013 Heart Walk for the American Heart Association. This year’s event will be a new location—Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk. Register online at www.fairfieldcountyheartwalk.org.

American Heart Association fundraiser to take place Oct. 26

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The American Heart Association  has announced the 20th Anniversary Fairfield County Heart Walk event is set for Sunday, Oct. 26th at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. Community and company teams and individual walkers are encouraged to sign up online at www.fairfieldcountyheartwalk.org. The Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun, family environment […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s wins heart award

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has received the Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation. Get With The Guidelines is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. The awards recognize hospitals […] [Read More]
John Gibb, R.N.,  performs a blood pressure screening and a record of the numbers to a visitor at a health fair sponsored by Greenwich Hospital in February. Hospitalizations and deaths from stroke and heart disease have fallen sharply in the past decade, according to a new Yale study.

Heart disease, stroke deaths drop sharply in past decade

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The rates of U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke patients dropped significantly in the last decade, more so than for any other condition. That’s according to a new study out of the Yale School of Medicine, which was published today in the journal Circulation. The study was led by Yale researcher Dr. Harlan […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Hospital hosts heart failure group

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Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host the latest installment of its heart failure education and support group 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room. Dietitian Christine Zuccarelli will discuss navigating supermarket aisles. To register, call 203-863-444. [Read More]
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Walk with a Doc in Stamford

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The Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford will host Walk with a Doc from 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the center’s indoor track. Stamford area physicians lead the weekly walks.  Call the hospital at 877-233-9355. [Read More]

Health screenings in Milford

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Milford Hospital will offer a cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar screening at 4 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the hospital, 300 Seaside Ave. There is a $15 fee for cholesterol testing. Blood pressure and blood sugar are free of charge. Appointments are required. Call 203-876-4004. [Read More]
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12 women make heart-healthy lifestyle changes

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The Westchester-Fairfield American Heart Association and Stamford Hospital celebrated 11 local women who participated in the AHA’s BetterU challenge during a recent event at Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center. For the last 12 weeks, the women have embarked on lifestyle changes to improve their heart health. The BetterU Makeover Challenge was sponsored by Stamford Hospital, […] [Read More]
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Study: Women fare worse than men after heart attack

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Women age 55 and younger may fare worse than men after having a heart attack, according to a new study led by Yale researchers and presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014. “Previous studies show young women have a greater burden of pre-existing risk factors,” said Rachel […] [Read More]