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House committee sustains heart disease, stroke research and prevention efforts, but leaves key programs on life support, says American Heart Association
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 19, 2017 — The American Heart Association said today that the House FY 2018 funding bill for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education went a long way to boost heart disease and stroke priorities, but still left some key programs underfunded.
Study Highlights: Modest weight gain over time may alter the structure and function of heart muscle, affecting long-term risk of heart failure. Researchers say maintaining weight and avoiding weight gain may be an important strategy to prevent changes in heart muscle that could lead to heart failure.
15 national patient advocacy organizations urge Congress to oppose the ACA repeal and take a bipartisan approach to reform
Washington D.C., July 18, 2017 – 15 nonpartisan patient and provider groups representing millions of Americans issued the following statement today on the Senate’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
American Heart Association Institute For Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Announces Innovation and Discovery Grant Recipients
DALLAS, July 18, 2017 – The American Heart Association (AHA) Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine announced recipients for new research grants, made possible by support from Bayer, in three critical disease areas: small vessel disease, chronic kidney disease and heart failure.
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13, 2017 — Today, the Senate released a new draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), including an amendment that would allow insurance companies to offer plans not in compliance with critical patient protections in current law.