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Awareness resulting in reduced sodium in pre-packaged staples

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As awareness of health issues caused by excess sodium grows, so does the number of food giants that have stepped up efforts to lower the sodium content in their food, including many of the nation’s favorite pre-packaged staples.

Instant noodles, frozen pizza, canned vegetables, and boxed […]

Taoist monk teaches tai chi, other Eastern practices to promote heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Monk Yunrou’s family is full of innovators in cardiovascular medicine. Yunrou is making his mark on heart health, too.

As a third-generation heart-helper, he promotes healthy lifestyles based on ancient Taoist philosophy and the smooth, flowing movements of tai chi. He teaches about the mind-body connection, […]

Why Puerto Ricans smoke more than any other U.S. Hispanic group

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Researchers have known for some time that Hispanic and Latino adults in the United States are overall less likely to smoke cigarettes than their white and black peers. But federal data show that one Hispanic group is more likely to smoke than all […]

Unexplained health mysteries solved through determination

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dan Merritt was trim, healthy and active, happily dividing his time among golf, gardening and grandchildren – the kind of person most people don’t think are at risk of strokes.

But he had at least three strokes, along with a few minor incidents, that doctors couldn’t […]

California to provide CPR training for most students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Over the weekend, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will require CPR training for a majority of the state’s high school students.

Although the California law falls short of the American Heart Association’s efforts to get states to provide CPR training to all high […]

“Princesses: Long Island” reality TV star Ashlee White survives three strokes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

By 2013, Ashlee White had become a minor celebrity as the tiny, high-heel wearing star of Princesses: Long Island, the Bravo reality TV series about single Jewish women that had the whole island abuzz.

Before the first season ended in August that year, White revealed to […]

Discovering gene culprits could speed heart failure treatment, prevention

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants awarded by the American Heart Association to speed personalized treatments and prevention for heart disease.

Think of heart failure as a serious plumbing problem. It happens when the heart can’t pump enough […]

The health legacy of former Cowboys running back Robert Newhouse

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Rodd Newhouse said his father Robert Newhouse was a humble man who wasn’t interested in the spotlight. He thinks the legendary Dallas Cowboys running back might have grumbled at the idea of a foundation in his memory. But he would’ve come around, his son said.

“He […]

AHA launches Center to bring together science and technology

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
The American Heart Association launched the Center for Health Technology & Innovation on Thursday to focus on finding technology solutions to healthcare problems.
The center will work to find ways to improve outcomes, lower costs and increase engagement through technology.
Interested companies can join the Center’s Health […]

New program helps Americans add more color to their plates

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Coloring the plate every day with one more cup of fruits and vegetables is the rallying cry of +color, a new American Heart Association initiative to encourage Americans to eat healthier.

To kick off the initiative, NBC’s Today show meteorologist Dylan Dreyer helped the organization […]