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November 22, 2013
Washington, D.C., Nov. 22, 2013 — American Heart Association President, Mariell Jessup M.D., issued the following comments today on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposal to allow patients with chronic heart failure to qualify for Medicare coverage of cardiac rehabilitation services:
November 07, 2013
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) tentative determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not “generally recognized as safe,” which begins the process to eliminate trans fats from the food supply:
November 06, 2013
Dallas, TX, Nov. 5, 2013 – Voices for Healthy Kids volunteer, Dr. Clyde Yancy, issued the following comments today on a new report released by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity that shows restaurants have a long way to go to encourage kids to eat healthier.
November 01, 2013
Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 2013 — American Heart Association Executive Vice President for Advocacy and Health Quality Mark Schoeberl, issued the following statement today on a legislative proposal to reform the Medicare physician payment formula, released jointly by the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee:
October 31, 2013
Washington, D.C., Oct. 31, 2013 —The American Heart Association applauds New York City for continuing to be a national leader in reducing tobacco use by passing bills that will discourage young people from smoking and encourage more smokers to quit.“
October 17, 2013
DALLAS, Oct. 17, 2013 — School districts can increase physical activity in children and young adults by opening playgrounds, gyms and fields to the community when school’s out, especially in low-income areas, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association.
September 27, 2013
Washington, D.C., Sept. 27, 2013 – Sunday, Sept. 29, is World Heart Day, created by the World Heart Federation to remind everyone around the globe about heart disease and stroke, the two leading killers worldwide. American Heart Association CEO Nancy ...
September 19, 2013
In celebration of the second anniversary of the United Nations (UN) High Level Summit, and as a follow up to last year’s presidential advisory, the Global Cardiovascular Disease Taskforce is making a call to world leaders to the progress made on addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and CVD.
September 18, 2013
American Heart Association volunteers from around the country came to the nation’s capital today to urge Congress to invest in the National Institutes of Health for the health and economic security of our nation.
September 11, 2013
DALLAS – The United Nations has granted the American Heart Association Special Consultative Status to provide expertise and resources in the global fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke – the leading causes of death in the world.