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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.
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
Virginia Visser is the new Central Texas American Heart Association Board Chair
Designer, businesswoman and local philanthropist, Virginia Visser has assumed the role of Chair of the Board of Directors for the Central Texas American Heart Association. She joined Studio 512 Co-Host Stephanie Gilbert to speak about her many years of service to the organization and to encourage the community, especially women, to get involved with the
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
Congratulations to the 2021 Austin Leaders for Life winner and candidates!
This spring, the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball announced the launch of the inaugural Leaders for Life campaign. Leaders for Life recruited five amazing young professionals in Austin, nominated by members of our Board of Directors and Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team. These nominees are leading the way for the next generation of AHA volunteer
Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack – Know the Difference
Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. An easy way to remember the difference is to think of cardiac arrest as an “electrical” problem and heart attack as a “circulation” problem. Because the heart’s pumping action is disrupted during
Vestido Rojo – The Series
American Heart Association’s Vestido Rojo Expanding to a Year-Long Program The NEW series will inspire, educate, and empower women to take control of their health, and their family’s health through a series of focused educational opportunities for the Latina community. Individuals can learn more and join the program at austinvestidorojo.heart.org. Vestido Rojo is
Cycling to prevent stroke – ride the revolution with Austin CycleNation!
If there’s one good thing that can be said of strokes, it’s this: The vast majority of them don’t need to happen. Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes and working with health care practitioners to control stroke risk factors. Researchers have identified numerous steps people can take to lower