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April 24, 2014

New guidelines aim to improve care for babies with heart problems in the womb

Statement Highlights: Heart experts have developed the first scientific statement on detecting, managing and treating heart abnormalities in the womb. Medicines, fetal procedures, careful monitoring and strategies for delivery room care are improving the health of babies with heart abnormalities from before birth and beyond. Providers should help families overcome anxiety and depression, so they can transition from grief to acceptance and become active members of the team that care for their baby.
April 24, 2014

FDA’s ‘First Step’ on Tobacco Rule Is Positive but Not Big Enough, Says the American Heart Association

Washington, D.C., April 24, 2014 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rule to regulate e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products:  “This new FDA ru
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April 23, 2014

Marijuana use may increase heart complications in young, middle-aged adults

Study Highlights: Marijuana use may result in heart-related complications in young and middle-aged adults. Nearly 2 percent of the health complications from marijuana use reported were cardiovascular related. A quarter of these complications result in death, according to a French study.
April 21, 2014

Multicultural Scholarship Helps Increase Diversity in Healthcare

DALLAS, TX (April 21) — The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Macy’s are awarding 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to help increase the number of diverse healthcare professionals while improving culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care.
April 21, 2014

Beca multicultural incrementa la diversidad en profesiones de salud

DALLAS, Texas, 21 de abril, 2014 – La American Heart Association y Macy’s han otorgado 16 becas de $2,500 para incrementar el número de profesionales en cuidado médico culturalmente centrado en el paciente.
April 16, 2014

American Heart Association praises sodium reduction efforts by United Kingdom food industry

DALLAS, April 16, 2014 – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the British Medical Journal study that shows some positive health effects following the reduction of sodium in the food supply.
April 16, 2014

American Heart Association launches its first online Pediatric First Aid & CPR course

(DALLAS, April 16, 2014) — For parents and child care providers, the stats about accidental injuries of children up to age 19 are daunting. More than 12,000 children die from accidental injuries each year, and more than 9.2 million are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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