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  • American Heart Association Convenes Top Minds in Health Tech to Lead on Innovation

    September 23, 2016

    San Francisco, CA – September 22, 2016 – The American Heart Association (AHA) today announced its inaugural Health Tech & Innovation Forum. Organized by the AHA’s new Center for Heath Technology & Innovation (CHTI), the forum is part of an AHA...

  • American Heart Association Launches +color to Help Transform the American Diet

    September 21, 2016 Categories: Program News

    DALLAS, TX, Sept. 21, 2016– In a landmark nationwide effort, the American Heart Association (AHA) is announcing a new initiative called +color, focusing on the positive health impact of fruits and vegetables. The health impact of +color may be simple yet...

  • Smoking leaves historical “footprint” in DNA

    September 20, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Smoking has a very broad, long-lasting impact on the human genome. Study provides new knowledge about genes affected by smoking that could lead to a better understanding of smoking-related diseases.

  • Sleep disorders may influence heart disease risk factors

    September 19, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Statement Highlights: Sleeping too little or too long, along with sleep disorders such as breathing irregularities and insomnia, may be linked to cardiovascular risk factors. Research linking sleep problems to obesity and diabetes is robust, but longer studies measuring impact on actual weight are needed. The American Heart Association does not have a recommendation on how much sleep is needed for cardiovascular wellness because there isn’t enough scientific evidence at this time on which to base such a recommendation.

  • American Heart Association Recommends Standards to Improve Dispatcher-Assisted CPR

    September 16, 2016 Categories: Program News

    DALLAS, TX, September 16, 2016 – The American Heart Association – the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease – published recommendations this month that set standards for timely and high quality delivery...