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  • Más mujeres que hombres enfrentan ataques cerebrales

    October 20, 2014 Categories: Foreign Language News Releases, Stroke News

    (Dallas) 20 de octubre 2014 - La modelo y actriz Claudia Mason está ayudando a American Heart Association/American Stroke Association a crear conciencia sobre la segunda causa principal de muerte, durante el Día Mundial del Ataque Cerebral, el 29 de ...

  • Seeing doctor twice a year helps keep blood pressure under control

    October 20, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: People who visited their doctor at least twice a year had better blood pressure control. Having healthcare insurance and getting treated for high cholesterol also increased the likelihood of controlling blood pressure.

  • Women face higher stroke rates than men

    October 16, 2014 Categories: Program News, Stroke News

    (Dallas) Oct. 15, 2014 – Supermodel and Actress Claudia Mason is helping the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association raise awareness for the world’s second-leading cause of death on World Stroke Day, Oct. 29.

  • Weight gain study suggests polyunsaturated oil healthier option

    October 15, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Rapid weight gain from eating foods rich in saturated fats quickly increased bad cholesterol levels, even in otherwise healthy and normal-weight adults in their mid-20s. The opposite was true in those who ate products made with polyunsaturated fats, even though they gained equal weight in the same amount of time. Researchers said while it’s important to avoid weight gain from overeating high-calorie foods rich in sugar and fat, it is also important to eat sufficient amounts of polyunsaturated fats from non-hydrogenated vegetable oils.

  • Living near major roads may increase risk of sudden cardiac death in women

    October 13, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Living near a major road was associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in women. Environmental exposure may increase heart disease risk as much as smoking, poor diet or obesity.