Congenital Heart Disease and the Need for Medical IDs

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is a problem with the structure and function of the heart, present at birth. CHD affects 1 in every 100 babies born each year; there are currently more than 2 million children and adults living with CHD in the United States. Despite being the number one…

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Join Walk for a Cure on September 17th!

  The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation is hosting it’s 3rd annual Walk for a Cure on Sunday, September 17th at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange, NJ. The event unites pediatric cardiomyopathy families during Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month to raise funds in order to support research and education.  All…

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Importance of understanding blood pressure readings

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High blood pressure is a common concern for aging adults and individuals with risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Whether you are an individual who has been instructed by your doctor to check your blood pressure regularly or you would like to know more about blood pressure readings that are taken…

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

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According to the National Stroke Association, there are 6.8 million adult stroke survivors in the U.S. Learn the warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 or press the button on your One Call Alert IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a stroke. Use FAST to remember the warning signs.   Stroke…

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Back to School with Chronic Heart Disease

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Back to school time is here, and for many families, there is an excited frenzy that accompanies it. While children’s faces light up at the thought of new clothes, backpacks and accessories, their parents simultaneously feel relief and stress. These feelings can be amplified for parents of children with chronic…

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A Mother’s Love: My Son has Chronic Heart Disease

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Submitted by Jodi Lemacks Mother’s Day is not just about getting Mom the perfect present; it’s about celebrating the relationship between mothers and their children. One mother recently shared with us an update on her son who has lived with a chronic heart disease his entire young life. Joshua Lemacks,…

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CPR Tricks That Can Help You Save a Life

CPR can save a life

More than 720,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year, 73 percent of whom don’t recognize the symptoms in time to call 911. In heart attacks that occur at home, CPR is a vital, lifesaving tool. CPR, which stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is the first aid procedure used to restore…

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