American Heart Association

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It’s National ‘Go Red for Women Day’ and aside from Central New Yorkers wearing red, you might have noticed many of the buildings around the City of Syracuse lit-up in red to raise awareness and funds to fight cardiovascular disease.  According to the American Heart Association, only 17 percent of women consider heart disease to be the greatest health problem in America today.  Local spokesperson Kristy Smorol is determined to defeat the number one killer of women.

New Medical Technology Drastically Improves Treatment for Stroke Victims

Jan 26, 2018

Potential stroke victims in Central New York and their families can rest a little easier thanks to the findings of a new study that has broadened the timeframe for stroke treatment. The study determined patients can seek treatment for up to 24 hours following a stroke. Thanks to a new technology called RAPID, doctors can scan the brain for salvageable brain tissue in minutes, a process that previously took up to 40 minutes and was unreliable.

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Hundreds of women…and some men donned their best red outfits Thursday for the 13th annual Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Oncenter.  A 12-year-old Syracuse girl was among those who helped raise awareness of heart disease among women.

John Smith

  Women decked out in red filled a special events room in The Nottingham in Jamesville Friday. The common theme wasn’t a coincidence; they were celebrating National Red Day. For these women, and for many others around the country, red is a statement, a reminder of the importance of keeping their hearts strong and healthy.

  Many of us will indulge this holiday at the dinner table, maybe the dessert tray, the office party or the bar.  But you might not realize overdoing it is actually posing a health risk.  Saint Joseph’s Hospital Interventional Cardiologist Doctor Michael Fischi says a flood of calories, carbohydrates and other things in a big holiday meal or party can lead to emergencies – especially for people with underlying health issues.

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A number of Central New York employers provide incentives, programs and facilities so their employees can be healthier. 

Eight were recognized by the American Heart Association with their Platinum-level Award for being a “Fit-Friendly Worksite.”

Women Go Red Campaign Raises $235K in CNY for Cardiovascular Research

Oct 30, 2014
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Central New York women are being mindful of their health today and finding out about a condition that develops over time but often has dire consequences. 

This condition, heart disease, is the number one killer of women. Thursday, the American Heart Association held their 11th Annual Syracuse “Go Red For Women” Luncheon & Expo, in an attempt to, once again, raise awareness for the disease.  

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American Heart Association

The American Heart Association of New York State is counting down the final days of the legislative session with 22 reasons the State Legislature should consider providing lifesaving training in schools.  They’re sharing daily stories of people who have been saved by CPR and others who weren’t as fortunate. 

One of those reasons is Emily Adamczak, who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 14, during soccer practice in her freshman year of high school. 

Central New York American Heart Association

Heart disease is the nation’s number one killer in the United States.  Stroke is number four.  That’s why over 3,000 people took part in the American Heart Association’s 30th Syracuse Heart Walk, director Kristy Smorol said.