The New Haven Heart Walk Is Taking Big Strides This Weekend

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — No matter what age, gender, or race you are, it’s never too early to start taking charge of your heart health. Since Heart Disease is such a prominent diagnosis in the U.S., nearly everyone knows someone who is facing the disease. Francine LoRusso, the executive direct of Yale-New Haven Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and Robert Elder, MD share details about an upcoming event to raise money for heart disease research.

7 Tips to a Healthier Heart

  • Stop smoking
  • Watch diet
  • Exercise
  • Eat Healthy
  • Control your Cholesterol
  • Control your blood pressure
  • Make sure your glucose levels are good

Another great idea is to get involved with research and prevention. This weekend, the Greater New Haven Heart Walk is taking place starting at Savin Rock in West Haven. The 3 mile walk to raise money to support research, education and advocacy of heart disease will begin at 10AM. More information, including an opportunity to donate to the event, can be found at


Yale-New Haven Hospital is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine. Yale-New Haven was founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826 and today, the hospital’s two New Haven-based campuses include Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. YNHH’s York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


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