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Medicare aims to reduce heart attacks, strokes with new program

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 500 healthcare practices nationwide have been selected to participate in a federally sponsored program to prevent heart attacks and strokes among Medicare patients, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said this week.

The Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model is part of […]

Indoor cycling events popping up around the country

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A series of indoor cycling events hosted by CycleBar across the country on Saturday are scheduled to get people active on two wheels while raising funds to fight stroke and heart disease.

The events help kick off CycleNation, a new American Heart Association and American Stroke […]

Rod Carew’s Heart of 29 campaign sparkles at Fenway Park

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

BOSTON – Wearing a Red Sox jersey featuring his name on the back and a Heart of 29 patch over his heart, Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew stood in the middle of the diamond at Fenway Park and soaked in the scene.

It had been […]

Stroke survivor’s goal: walk in high heels again

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As the mother of four teenagers, Dana Rivera was constantly on the go, shuttling kids for school, activities, sports practice and attending games.

Finding herself with 30 minutes to kill before picking up her son from summer school in June 2009, she ducked into a store […]

Female smokers face highest risk for bleeding in brain

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who smoke are significantly more likely to bleed in the inner lining of the brain than men who light up and those who don’t, according to a Finnish study.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage, which accounts for 3 percent of all strokes in the United States, results from […]

Sensitivity to salt emerging as cardiovascular risk factor

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

An exaggerated response to too much sodium in the diet may be as dangerous as high blood pressure when it comes to cardiovascular diseases. But researchers are still years away from being able to detect and treat so-called salt sensitivity in everyday practice, according to […]

Camp offers children with serious illness ‘The Joy of Yes’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Joshua Martin had to be pushed in a stroller and needed an oxygen tank when he came to America to join his adoptive family. But now the 12-year-old can run through activities at Camp Boggy Creek with the rest of the campers who, like him, […]

Legacy Leader Eugene Calman stays active, devoted

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eugene Calman believes the secret to a long life is staying active.

At age 88, he is involved with historical societies, the Lion’s Club and Mensa. He’s often in his garage, tinkering and restoring a 90-year-old circus calliope and his collection of antique cars. He devotes […]

Heart disease, constructed from a mysterious mixture of traits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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

Piece by piece, researchers are working on different parts of the puzzle to control and cure heart disease. At Mount Sinai, Ron Do, […]

Pokémon Go brings video games outside

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Pokémon Go is getting players physically moving in the real world, a change from the stereotypical stationary screen time usually associated with gaming.

The app works by allowing GPS to track the gamer’s location, which in turn moves the player’s avatar the same distance on the […]