American Heart Association

Social media strategy may increase public awareness about donor heart needs

Using social media to deliver both emotional and concise medical content as well as the need for heart transplants and organs resulted in a higher engagement with members, according to research presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

“Social media has not been used extensively in […]

AHA and NASCAR on track for a cause

Corporate sponsorships have long been synonymous with NASCAR. But increasingly, nonprofit causes are also finding a place.

An agreement among NASCAR, driver Michael Waltrip, whose mother’s untreated atrial fibrillation led to a debilitating stroke, and sponsor Janssen Pharmaceuticals is one of the latest example of how sports events are becoming […]

Mothers stroke hardest hit for Nascar driver Michael Waltrip

NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip says the hardest hit he ever took was when his sister called to tell him their mother had suffered a major stroke.

His mother, Margaret Waltrip, was 62 at the time and had lived with atrial fibrillation, called AFib, a quivering or irregular heartbeat, for many […]

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown lauds anti-tobacco advertising campaign for teens

A new national awareness campaign is using a mix of YouTube videos and social media platforms to encourage all teens to be the first generation to end tobacco use in America for good.

Independent non-profit Legacy introduced the “Finish It” campaign to try and save millions of young lives from […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Internet’s `PirateGray’ fighting heart disease in honor of her dad

Grayson Burger grew up watching her father struggle with heart problems.

The last few years, the 20-year-old from South Brunswick, N.J., has been building a career out of her online persona: PirateGray.

In December, she combined her passions to produce a video about her dad’s fight and the American Heart Association’s […]

Seasonal Foods for Fall

Forget about all those little umbrella drinks and ice-cream sandwiches that you devoured poolside this summer. It’s officially Autumn and time to turn over a new leaf! The best part about this time of year is that it’s right in the middle of the harvest, which means grocery stores […]

National Dog Week

What’s better than a romp in the park, a scratch behind the ears or snaring a Frisbee in the back yard? It’s National Dog Week, which makes it the perfect time to include your dog in your active life style.

The easiest way to show some appreciation for the furriest […]

Heart-healthy DIY workout solutions

Finally, autumn is here! While we say goodbye to bikini season, fall is a great time to reinvigorate your workout schedule. Personally, I love going for a jog or hitting the gym this time of year. But gym memberships, new jogging shoes and updating your workout playlist can really […]

Let’s Roll: It’s National Bike to Work Day

Are you a biker?

No, I don’t mean the leather-clad, long-haired, V-twin revving motorcycle biker. I mean the bell-ringing, spandex-rocking, trail-riding, Tour de France, Dallas, or Small Town USA cyclist.

Why do we ask? Because today is National Bike to Work Day! So, if you bike to work, we’re giving you […]

Hello!

Hello out there! I’m Krisleigh from the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association. I’m one of the many people behind the scenes who already listen to you and converse with you every day on our Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, Google+ feeds and YouTube channels. I’ve probably re-pinned something from […]