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Dr. Pragnesh Gadhvi

The benefits of living in Hudson County are numerous, from proximity to New York City and a vast public transportation network to great neighborhoods filled with restaurants, bars and shopping.

But living in one of the most densely populated counties in the United States can also take a toll on cardiovascular health.

While most people are aware of the common risk factors risk for heart disease, such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, age and family history, there are lesser-known risk factors that can cause cardiovascular problems.

Among the risk factors that come with living in Hudson County are loud noises and air pollution, said Dr. Pragnesh Gadhvi, a board-certified specialist in adult cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at Jersey City Medical Center — RWJBarnabas Health.

Provident Banks Go Red Women Fundraising Campaign

Employees of Provident Bank recently took part in a Go Red for Women fundraising campaign at the bank’s administrative office and branch locations throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania to benefit the American Heart Association. 

Employees were encouraged to show their support for the campaign and raise awareness of women’s heart disease by wearing red and making a contribution to the American Heart Association.  Employees who supported the campaign were able to wear jeans to work for the day.

 Provident Bank employees raised more than $3,600, all of which was donated to the American Heart Association.

 Provident Banks go red women's fundraising campaign

Pictured left to right in photo: Daphne Higgins, Heide Calhoun, Khalida Shah, Provident Bank; Catherine Metzendorf, bank customer; Michele Bilicki , Melanie Rodriguez, Provident Bank.