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Study: After Berkeley, California, tax, sugary drink consumption is down

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After adopting the country’s first tax on sugary drinks, consumers in Berkeley, California, are drinking 21 percent less of these beverages, according to a new study released Tuesday.

At the same time, consumption of water in the city increased by 63 percent, compared with a 19 […]

Go Red Get Fit adds challenges to promote healthy living

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Two-time stroke survivor Tamika Quinn had to change her entire lifestyle to lose the excess weight that hung on following the birth of her third child, focusing on heart-healthy foods and keeping portion size in check.

Quinn, who lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, is getting some extra […]

Organizations crowdsource patients and researchers to ease treatment dilemmas

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Existing research doesn’t always reveal a clear choice for cardiovascular disease and stroke patients and their caregivers, especially for understudied groups of people.

To help, the American Heart Association and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute issued a crowdsourcing challenge in May to learn more from patients. […]

Kids and added sugars: How much is too much?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Children and teens should consume less than 6 teaspoons of “added sugars” a day and drink no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages a week, according to the American Heart Association’s first-ever scientific statement recommending specific sugar limits for kids.

Publishing in the […]

St. Louis restaurant honors sons lost to congenital heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A shared loss cemented a friendship and began a business partnership for Mark Hinkle and Greg Ortyl, the owners of St. Louis-area Olive + Oak. The restaurant pays tribute to their late sons, Oliver and Oakes, and raises awareness and funds for congenital heart defects.

Hinkle […]

Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Having gallstone disease may increase your risk of coronary heart disease, according to new research.

Gallstone disease, one of the most common and costly gastrointestinal disorders in the United States, has similar risk factors as coronary heart disease, including diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure […]

Anemic adults may have higher risk of death after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Older adults with anemia may have a higher risk of dying after a stroke, according to new research.

Anemia, a lack of red blood cells, is common in patients with acute stroke. Anemia and low hemoglobin levels, proteins in red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout […]

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , |3 Comments

USDA reminds schools to provide safe drinking water

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As students and parents prepare for a new school year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a memorandum reminding school districts and child care centers to provide safe drinking water to children.

Recent events in Flint, Michigan, and other communities nationwide have made safe water […]

August 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, Schools, Water|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Mouth-to-snout CPR prepares people to save pets

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Animal lovers are finding there’s another way to pamper their pets: learn pet CPR.

Researchers have translated human resuscitation guidelines and training for pet owners, preparing them to use CPR to save their furriest family members.

Veterinarian Daniel J. Fletcher, Ph.D., D.V.M., led the development of the […]

August 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, CPR|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Swimmer’s heart stops in pool and entire school trains in CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Anyone who’s been watching the Olympic swimming events and wondering why lifeguards surround a pool filled with so many expert swimmers should talk to Ashley Dumais.

The young swimmer was at a high school swim meet in January when her heart stopped in the middle of […]