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May 14, 2013
DALLAS – May 14, 2013 ― The American Heart Association says a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) -- Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence -- is incomplete in its assessment of sodium’s impact on health because it does not ...
April 25, 2013
Washington, D.C., April 25, 2013 — American Heart Association President Donna Arnett, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., issued the following comments today on the “Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2013,” sponsored by Senators Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Ron Kind, D-Wis. The legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate:
April 24, 2013
Statement Highlights: Heart failure costs are projected to more than double in the next 20 years as the U.S. population ages and the incidence of the condition climbs. By 2030, every U.S. taxpayer could be paying $244 each year for heart failure expense. Strategies to prevent and treat heart failure are needed to curb the rise in the incidence of heart failure.
April 15, 2013
Dallas, April 15, 2013 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on the Institute of Medicine’s new discussion paper, “Making the Case for Continuous Learning from Routinely Collected Health Data”: “We applaud ...
April 11, 2013
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comment today on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2014 federal budget:
April 09, 2013
Washington, D.C., April 9, 2013 – More than 300 American Heart Association volunteers came to Washington, D.C. today to urge Congress to restore federal funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
April 06, 2013
Washington, D.C., April 5, 2013 — As “World Health Day” is celebrated on Sunday, April 7, the American Heart Association praises this year’s focus on hypertension, a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other non-communicable diseases.
April 05, 2013
Washington, D.C., April 5, 2013 — Responding to a New York Times article earlier today, American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on a potential increase in tobacco taxes that may be proposed by the Obama Administration
March 28, 2013
Washington, D.C., March 28, 2013 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the second phase of the “Tips from Former Smokers” advertising campaign unveiled today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
March 22, 2013
Washington, D.C., Mar. 22, 2013 — American Heart Association President Donna Arnett, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., issued the following statement on the amendment proposed today by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health in the FY 2014 federal budget.