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Pressing Need for Tobacco Regulations Highlighted As American Heart Association Celebrates World No Tobacco Day
Washington, D.C., May 29, 2015 – The Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw attention to the dangers of tobacco and the health risks associated with its use. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today in recognition of World No Tobacco Day, which is marked every year around the world on May 31...
American Heart Association applauds personalized approach to improving heart and stroke health of Medicare beneficiaries
DALLAS, May 28, 2015 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown commented on Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell’s announcement of the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction payment model initiative. The research...
Study Highlights: African Americans, especially women and young adults at lower socioeconomic levels have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The findings underscore the need for increased awareness and education about prevention and early detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease in African-American women and younger adults.
Study Highlights: Moderate to heavy alcohol intake later in life may be associated with subtle changes in the structure and efficiency of the heart. Women may be particularly vulnerable to negative cardiac effects of alcohol at moderate to higher levels of consumption.
Study Highlights: A DNA vaccine helped lower blood pressure for up to six months, reduced tissue damage to the heart and blood vessels associated with hypertension in rats. If future research shows the vaccine is a viable treatment option in humans, it could improve high blood pressure levels.