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We commend the FDA for recognizing the grave threat posed by electronic cigarettes on our children, and for imposing restrictions on manufacturers. But limiting the sale of e-cigarettes is not enough – the FDA should also remove flavored e-cigarettes from the market and prohibit companies from marketing their products in ways that appeal to kids.
Hands-Only CPR training kiosks are as effective as classroom setting for learning CPR skills according to new research
People who learn Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Hands-Only CPR) using a five-minute, kiosk-based program performed CPR as well as those who attended a 30-minute, facilitator-led training session, according to new research by the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, published today in Annals of Emergency Medicine.
American Heart Association calls for adoption of the newly released U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition
CHICAGO, November 12, 2018 - American Heart Association President Ivor Benjamin, M.D. FAHA, issued the following comments on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released at...
American Heart Association’s prize goes to Nashville scientist for findings that ‘changed the direction’ of high blood pressure research
The American Heart Association awarded its Basic Research Prize for 2018 to David G. Harrison, M.D., of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, for “lasting contributions that changed the direction of research in hypertension and its complications.”
American Heart Association Chairman’s Award for 2018 presented to ‘eloquently effective champion' of AHA programs
The American Heart Association (AHA) presented its Chairman’s Award for 2018 saluting excellence in volunteer service to Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., of Seattle, Washington, “for contributions to this Association that are remarkable in their breadth and depth.”
Denver scientist honored by American Heart Association for studies expanding understanding and treatment of peripheral artery disease
The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded its Clinical Research Prize for 2018 to William R. Hiatt, M.D., of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, for clinical studies that have “greatly expanded” the understanding of the causes and treatment of peripheral artery disease.
American Heart Association council honors New York cardiologist for important contributions in the field of ischemic heart disease
The American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology presented its James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology to Judith S. Hochman, M.D., of New York University School of Medicine in New York City, “for her important contributions in the field of ischemic heart disease throughout a distinguished career.”
Director of NHLBI receives American Heart Association Research Achievement Award for “dynamic leadership” of heart studies, especially among minorities
The American Heart Association (AHA) today presented its 2018 Research Achievement Award to Gary Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, “for his dynamic leadership of studies of cardiovascular health and disease, especially in minority populations.”
AHA Population Research Prize goes to Vermont medical scientist for use of “biomarkers” to expand understanding of cardiovascular disease causes
The American Heart Association has awarded its Population Research Prize for 2018 to Mary Cushman, M.D., of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington, “for contributions to our understanding of the causes of cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, venous thrombosis, stroke and risk factors for these diseases, with emphasis on understanding racial disparities.”
Duke University School of Medicine official given AHA award for his ‘intense dedication’ to teaching, mentoring trainees
The American Heart Association (AHA) has presented its Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award to Robert M. Califf, M.D., of the Duke University School of Medicine, “for his intense dedication to the successful teaching and mentoring of a legion of trainees and clinicians who have gone on to engage in a worldwide assault on cardiovascular diseases through the integration of research, education and clinical practice.”