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  • Blog Post: NYS Legislative session off and running...

    State legislators have returned to Albany... and there has been of flurry of activity in the first month back. Here's what's happening now: Governor's Budget - 16.2% of adults across the state still smoke. And 8.5 million adult New Yorkers are considered overweight or obese. At a time...
  • Blog Post: Soup on a cold rainy day‚Ķ

    I love soup, especially tomato soup. So, when I stepped out at lunch to run errands on this 36-degree damp day, I stopped at a chain restaurant to buy some soup to bring back to my desk. When I returned, I decided to catch up on emails from Nancy Brown. Nancy, as most of you know, is the CEO of the American...
  • Blog Post: CPR in minutes!

    Just one minute of CPR video training could save lives in emergencies, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013...wouldn't you think that NYS lawmakers would want schools to take just minutes out of the school year to teach CPR? Now will...
  • Blog Post: Smoking report finally released!

    Think we've won the war on smoking? Think again...a newly released evaluation of the state's Tobacco Control Program shows that while we've made great progress we have a long way to go! http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/tobacco_control/docs/2012-12_independent_evaluation_report.pdf ...
  • Blog Post: NYS adult obesity rates still too high!

    We all know obesity is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The CDC has posted the 2012 state-specific data on adult obesity prevalence. So where does New York stand? 23.6% of adults are considered obese...are we doing enough to combat obesity?
  • Blog Post: Thank you to Inside Schools for your support of physical education!

    Check out this great blog post by Inside Schools which features the American Heart Association's report on physical education in NYC schools released earlier this month. If you haven't already done so, take action today to make sure your Council Member has received a copy of the report! http...
  • Blog Post: NYC's 800 Lb Gorilla - We Need to Improve PE!

    Today, the American Heart Association released preliminary results of a survey analysis regarding Physical Education (PE) in all New York City schools. Every school, in all five boroughs was invited to participate and the American Heart Association secured responses from 272! More than half of these...
  • Blog Post: Ready...Set...Go! And we're off in New York City!

    There is so much going on this week in New York City! It's after midnight, and I'm just now getting to submit this blog post. Here's why I'm burning the midnight oil... On Wednesday morning, the American Stroke Association (yes, that's us!) is supporting a press conference with...
  • Blog Post: A Growing Problem...

    Here's a growing problem - Did you know approximately 60% of NYers are overweight or obese? And over 1/3 of our state's kids are overweight or obese! This hurts our health and wallets. The NYS Comptroller's new report shows adult obesity costs a whopping $11.8 million in health care costs...