Our Kids Are Sweet Enough in Austin

The facts on sugary drinks are simple – they pose a real health risk. We know that these drinks are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet and are associated with an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. We know that kids are drinking far too many of

hidden Get Ready for the 2021 Austin Heart & Stroke Walk

Get Ready for the 2021 Austin Heart & Stroke Walk

As seen in Austin Fit Magazine: The Austin Heart & Stroke Walk is back this year to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and promote a culture of physical health and mental well-being. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No.

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Executive Leader Spotlight: Dr. Alina Sholar

Dr. Alina Sholar, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has her own practice, Serenity Medical Center, with locations in Austin and San Antonio. In 2018, she also started her plastic surgery practice, Skin, Science, Soul, with a mission to empower women to feel their best. As an artist and scientist, her medical illustrations and academic publications have


5 ways to keep your heart safe in extreme heat

With many areas of Central Texas facing triple digit temperatures and summer heat and humidity elsewhere, the American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, is urging people to take extra steps to protect their hearts. Precautions are especially important for older adults and individuals with high blood pressure, obesity or


Dr. Caitlin Giesler set to lead AHA Board of Directors

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, today announced that it has accepted local cardiologist, Dr. Caitlin Giesler to its Board of Directors. Dr. Giesler is currently the Director of the Women’s Heart Center at Ascension Seton in Austin, Texas. Dr. Giesler began her career