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  • Digital strategies show promise for emergency heart and stroke care

    June 22, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Statement Highlight: A new scientific statement reviews current research on the effectiveness and safety of using mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing to improve emergency heart and stroke treatments.

  • Eliminating blood test may increase availability of donor hearts

    June 21, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: A blood test that results in donor hearts being rejected may be unnecessary in predicting the success or failure of heart transplants. If transplant centers placed less emphasis on the test, more hearts would be available to treat patients with end-stage heart failure. Currently, only one in three donor hearts are accepted for transplant.

  • Statement from Nancy Brown, CEO of American Heart Association, on Philadelphia Sugary Drink Tax

    June 16, 2016 Categories: Program News

    Today the city of Philadelphia delivered a big win, for not only the health of their children, but children across the country, by demonstrating that cities and their residents have the power to initiate positive change. In an historic move, Philadelphia will now generate significant revenue to expand pre-K and improve parks and recreation centers. We commend Mayor Kenney and the members of the City Council for rejecting the big spending and false arguments of the beverage industry and standing for what they know is right for their community. Sugary drinks are an unnecessary part of the American diet. Decades ago, they were just a treat, and now Americans are guzzling them at alarming rates. In fact, children are consuming their age in servings of these sugary drinks each week, from sports drinks to sodas to fruit-flavored drinks.

  • Reto nacional de salud para mujeres resulta en un movimiento hacia una vida más saludable

    June 16, 2016 Categories: Foreign Language News Releases, Program News

    (DALLAS, TX – 16 de Junio del 2016) — Mujeres diversas en todo el país han sido retadas a tomar 10.000 pasos por día y limitar su consumo de azúcar de 24 gramos al día a través del programa en línea Go Red Get Fit, lo cual ha resultado ser un pequeño...

  • Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty

    June 15, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, compared to those who don’t. The presence of sleep disorders in ACS patients is an important predictor of major cardiovascular events after angioplasty.

  • Eating more whole grains linked with lower risk of death

    June 13, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Eating at least three servings of whole grains a day was associated with lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and all causes in an analysis of nutrition studies. These findings further support the U.S. government’s current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommends at least three daily servings of whole grains.

  • Household air pollution linked to higher risk of heart attacks, death

    June 13, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Long-term exposure to household air pollution from lighting, cooking or heating with fuels such as kerosene or diesel may increase the risk of heart attacks and death. Burning cleaner fuels, such as natural gas, was associated with a lower risk of death. One-half the world’s population lives in poverty and burns fuels for lighting, cooking and heating.

  • Heart Disease Research Should be a Key Priority, Says American Heart Association

    June 10, 2016 Categories: Advocacy News

    Washington, D.C., June 10, 2016 – The American Heart Association said today that the Senate FY 2017 funding bill for Labor, HHS and Education is a win for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH), but unfortunately, does not make heart disease research a priority.

  • Midlife fitness is linked to lower stroke risks later in life

    June 09, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Being more physically fit in your mid- to late-40s was associated with lower stroke risks after age 65, independent of traditional stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation. Researchers...

  • Jump in Electronic Vaping Use by Teens Extremely Disturbing, Says American Heart Association

    June 09, 2016 Categories: Advocacy News

    Washington, D.C., June 9, 2016 – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which is conducted every two years.

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