Monthly Archives: October 2016

AHA’s ANCHOR program tackles obesity in DeSoto County

Obesity has become one of the biggest health threats to the people living in the Mississippi Delta, which has the unwanted distinction of having the highest obesity rates for adults and children in the state. Under the guidance of the … Continue reading

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Raleigh Egypt students to get hands-on garden experience at Teaching Garden Plant Day

Students in the special education classes at Raleigh Egypt High School planted an American Heart Association Teaching Garden as part of an education initiative to help build healthy bodies and minds. The Plant Day Celebration was held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and … Continue reading

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Now Hiring… Spring 2017 Marketing and Communications Intern

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day? The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Spring Marketing and Communications Intern in our Memphis, TN office. This spring internship … Continue reading

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The need for needles this flu season

Origin ally posted at  news.heart.org It’s old news that flu season is coming, and you need to get vaccinated. But this year, the news comes with a twist: The nasal spray vaccine, FluMist, is not recommended. You need to get a … Continue reading

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Skip the cereal with these heart-healthy breakfast options

We’ve all been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but on many days, we opt for sugary cereals or pastries as opposed to a wholesome, well balanced meal. And in some cases, we may even skip … Continue reading

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2016 Red Dress Dash… The Results Are In!

On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, the Mid-South chapter of the American Heart Association held the inaugural running of the Red Dress Dash 5K. The race was held in conjunction with the Mid-South Heart Walk, the organization’s top community fundraising event. More … Continue reading

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