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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...
Insomnia may significantly increase stroke risk
April 03, 2014

Insomnia may significantly increase stroke risk

Study Highlights: Insomnia may significantly increase your risk of stroke and subsequent stroke hospitalizations. The risk was highest — up to eight times — among insomniacs 18-34 years old in a Taiwan study.
April 03, 2014

New CDC Study on Poison Centers and E-cigarettes Reinforces Need for FDA Regulation, Says American Heart Association

Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown made the following comments on the study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the rise in e-cigarette calls to poison centers:
April 01, 2014

American Heart Association stands by its sodium recommendation

DALLAS, April 2, 2014 – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the American Journal of Hypertension’s recent study about the impact of sodium intake and mortality. 
April 01, 2014

Leading Health Groups Urge President Obama to Release Proposal to Regulate Cigars, E-Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six leading public health and medical organizations have asked President Obama to order the release of a critical public health proposal that would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over all unregulated tobacco products.
Heart health as young adult linked to mental function in mid-life
March 31, 2014

Heart health as young adult linked to mental function in mid-life

Study Highlight: Having blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels slightly higher than the recommended guidelines in early adulthood is associated with lower cognitive function in mid-life.
Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half
March 27, 2014

Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Study Highlights: Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than 50 percent. Less than a third of stroke survivors maintained consistent blood pressure control more than 75 percent of the time.
Stroke patients should receive customized palliative care
March 27, 2014

Stroke patients should receive customized palliative care

Statement Highlights: People recovering from serious strokes should be given access to palliative care. Palliative care—which focusses on minimizing suffering – should be customized to stroke patients and their families.
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