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  • Patient Advocates Pleased with 4th District Decision

    July 22, 2014 Categories: Advocacy News

    WASHINGTON – July 22, 2014 – Below is a joint statement of the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association in response to the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit:

  • Patient Advocates Disappointed with Court Decision on Premium Tax Credits in Federal Marketplaces

    July 22, 2014 Categories: Advocacy News

    WASHINGTON – July 22, 2014 – The nation’s leading groups representing patients with and survivors of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke issued the following statement today in response to the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case of Halbig v. Burwell.

  • Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure

    July 21, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Probiotics – a bacteria in yogurt and supplements – appear to modestly lower blood pressure, according to a review of nine studies. The blood pressure-lowering effect from probiotics was greatest among people with elevated blood pressure. Additional studies are needed before doctors can confidently recommend probiotics for high blood pressure control and prevention.

  • Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife

    July 17, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Women sexually abused in childhood may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early marker of cardiovascular disease in midlife. Psychosocial factors are important to the development of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among women in the United States. Awareness of the long-term mental and physical consequences of sexual abuse in childhood needs to be heightened nationally.

  • Home blood pressure-monitoring kits save insurance companies money

    July 14, 2014 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Insurance companies can save money by paying for home blood pressure-monitoring kits, which can improve healthcare quality and reduce healthcare costs. Home monitoring kits can be very effective in diagnosing high blood pressure and should become a mainstay of diagnosis and treatment in the United States.

  • Hispanic Americans need culturally tailored heart care

    July 14, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Statement Highlights: Healthcare providers need to consider culture and ethnicity as they counsel Hispanic patients on health behavior and health outcomes. Because Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing ethnic population in the United States, new research and clinical efforts should be directed towards understanding their range of diverse racial and cultural profiles. Addressing the cardiovascular health of U.S. minority populations, such as Hispanics, will help improve the cardiovascular health of the country as a whole.

  • Los estadounidenses hispanos necesitan una atención para el corazón culturalmente adaptada

    July 14, 2014 Categories: Foreign Language News Releases

    Lo más importante de la declaración: Los proveedores de la atención de la salud deben tener en cuenta la cultura y el origen étnico cuando brindan asesoramiento sobre el comportamiento saludable y los efectos en la salud. Como los hispanos son la popoblación étnica de más rápido crecimiento y de mayor número en los Estados Unidos, deberían realizarse investigaciones nuevas e iniciativas clínicas en pos de entender a los hispanos estadounidenses y su amplia variedad de rasgos étnicos y culturales. Si se pone atención en la salud cardiovascular de las poblaciones minoritarias estadounidenses, como los hispanos, se mejorará la salud cardiovascular de toda la nación.

  • American Heart Association survey shows Americans are unaware of how much sodium they eat

    July 14, 2014 Categories: Program News

    (DALLAS, July 14, 2014) — Americans eat too much salt, and most have no idea how much they are eating, according to new consumer research by the American Heart Association.

  • High stress, hostility, depression linked with increased stroke risk

    July 10, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults. Significant increased risk was not observed for anger.

  • American Heart Association Issues Guidance to Improve Health Screening in the Workplace

    July 10, 2014

    Washington, D.C., July 10, 2014 – A new article in the American Heart Association journal Circulation takes an in-depth look at the “The Role of Worksite Health Screening,” and provides guidance for how these initiatives can be structured to best benefit both employees and employers.

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