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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.
April 07, 2014

Only One Clear Sign for Our Nation

Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, released the following comments on a study in JAMA: Pediatrics that shows mixed signs of progress in childhood obesity rates across the nation. "While we would like to say that signs of progress are clear across the country in the fight to decrease obesity rates, the only clear sign is that there is more work to be done. While declines are in sight only among young children, the rate of severe obesity is on the rise among teenagers...

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