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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...
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

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.
March 27, 2014

Palliative Care Bills are the Right Step for Patients, Says American Heart/Stroke Association

Washington, D.C., March 27, 2014 – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announced its support today for legislation aimed at improving palliative care services for patients with serious illness. A scientific statement in the association’s Stroke journal, also published today, reinforces these efforts and describes for the first time the fundamental palliative care needs of stroke survivors and their families.
March 23, 2014

Heart/Stroke Patients Make Headway as the Affordable Care Act Turns Four, Says American Heart Association

Washington, D.C., Mar. 23, 2014 – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the fourth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law on March 23, 2010:
March 04, 2014

American Heart Association Frustrated by President’s NIH Budget

Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014 — American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup, M.D., issued the following comment today on President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015:
March 03, 2014

New Report Calls for More Research on Gender Differences – American Heart Association Urges FDA to Adopt Recommendations

Washington, D.C., March 3, 2014 — American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup M.D., issued the following statement in support of the new report "Sex Specific Medical Research: Why Women's Health Can't Wait," released today by the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital:
February 27, 2014

New FDA Nutrition Labels Will Help Consumers Choose More Wisely, Says American Heart Association

Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2014 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown made the following comments today on the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed rules for food nutrition labeling and serving sizes:    
February 25, 2014

New Food Marketing Guidelines Would Put Kids’ Health First, Says American Heart Association

Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2014 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown made the following comments on new food marketing and wellness standards announced today at the fourth anniversary celebration of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign:
February 21, 2014

American Heart Association Applauds FDA Removal of Four Tobacco Products

Washington, D.C., Feb. 21, 2014— American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the Food and Drug Administration’s order to stop the sale and distribution of four tobacco products:
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