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We all Know Cigarettes are Bad for the Heart, But is Marijuana any Better?

Marijuana may have negative effects on the heart, including increased heart rate and potential for heart rhythm disturbances and heart attack. Using alternative methods of consumption may help minimize respiratory risks. If choosing to use marijuana, it’s important to use in moderation and talk to a doctor to address any concerns.

The Mental Health Effects of Stroke: A Guide for Survivors and Caregivers

Surviving a stroke can have a major impact on one’s physical, emotional, and psychological health. This is significant for stroke survivors as well as the people around them, offering support and care. While many people associate strokes with physical disabilities, it’s essential not to overlook the emotional and psychological effects as well. This article aims to shed light on the mental health effects of having a stroke and how stroke survivors and caregivers can promote recovery and improve overall well-being.

The Heart of a Mother: Prioritizing Health This Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, we are all reminded just how important mothers are to the joy and well-being of families, communities, and the world, and rightly so! Moms tend to prioritize the needs of their loved ones before their own, but it’s essential to remember that taking care of themselves is just as important as taking care of others. In addition, mothers can enhance their quality of life by prioritizing their health, especially their heart health. This article focuses on why hypertension is an essential issue that mothers should pay attention to and how to take the necessary steps to manage it.

Episode 10: Inspiring Journey From Heart Failure to Transplant: A Chat With John Sanson

Bouba sits down with John to talk about life with the LVAD and heart transplant.
John Sanson is a Houston-based patient who was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy in 2016 and has since undergone LVAD and transplant procedures. He is an inspiration to many, having shed over 100 pounds, and is currently working in the coffee industry and producing a documentary series.

Heart of a Giant Foundation named American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED to Serve Ambassador

We are delighted that the American Heart Association has announced the Heart of Giant Foundation (HGF) for the third year in a raw EmPOWERED to Serve Community Ambassador. In Early 2022, HGF conducted a webinar series on important heart health information to educate community members. Fifty-oneAs a result, people participated live in the webinars with many questions to the presenters. After that, we shared the recordings and disseminated the key points through various channels, including websites and social media.

Heart of a Giant Foundation to Support Community Blood Pressure Screening and Health Education Project with $5,000 Grant from Foley Hoag Foundation

We are delighted to announce that the Heart of Giant Foundation (HGF) has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Foley Hoag Foundation, which will help improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable residents affected by inequity in the Mattapan, Roxbury, Brockton, Lawrence, and Dorchester community.