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  • American Heart Association, National Football League, and Discovery Education help kids discover their "Roadmap to a Healthy Heart" with Virtual Experience premiere

    September 21, 2017 Categories: Program News

    The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease, and the National Football League, together with Discovery Education, will premiere the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge Virtual Experience: Your Roadmap to a Healthy Heart on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT online.

  • One e-cigarette may lead to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers’ hearts

    September 20, 2017 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their heart after one electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) with nicotine. The same healthy nonsmokers did not experience increased adrenaline levels in the heart after using one nicotine-free e-cigarette or a sham e-cigarette. Acute e-cigarette use in nonsmokers did not appear to cause oxidative stress on the heart, but more studies are needed to confirm that finding.

  • Childhood obesity rates too high, more progress needed

    September 19, 2017 Categories: Advisories & Comments

    DALLAS, TX September 19, 2017 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, works to make each day healthier for all children through advocacy and education that improve nutrition and increase physical activity throughout a child’s day. Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO, comments on the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) released today.

  • Regional Hospital of Scranton first to receive American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence accreditation

    September 19, 2017 Categories: Program News

    Regional Hospital of Scranton in Scranton, Pa., is the first hospital in the country to receive the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence accreditation, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke.

  • New resources critical for stroke recovery

    September 18, 2017 Categories: Program News

    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, has developed new stroke rehabilitation tools for healthcare professionals and clinical providers, to help stroke patients achieve the best recovery outcomes and quality of life possible.