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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 […]

NFL PLAY 60 app adds virtual race, prizes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association and NFL on Thursday released an updated version of the NFL PLAY 60 app, which now includes a virtual race to Super Bowl LI in Houston and new rewards for daily play from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

In the […]

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, Physical Activity|Tags: |2 Comments

Rod Carew’s Heart of 29 campaign to appear in World Series broadcast

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew’s Heart of 29 campaign with the American Heart Association is headed to the World Series … on a bow tie.

Longtime baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal wears a different bowtie with a charity tie-in during each game broadcast by Fox. On […]

Can ‘magic’ mushrooms help terminally ill patients?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic “magic” mushrooms, is playing a mystical role for terminally ill patients by helping them come to terms with unresolved problems, emotions and even their imminent death, according to those who have worked with such individuals.

The psychedelic drug is illegal […]

Conference looks at the issues surrounding mortality and medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

To draw attention to how care is offered to people with advanced illness, a two-day conference focused on strategies that align high quality care with the goals and wishes of the patients who are facing mortality.

“All of us here understand – at the most human […]

September 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, caregiver, Patients|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Fort Worth residents target workplace smoking

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The image of a smoked-filled bar might sound like a thing of the past, but in Fort Worth, Texas, there’s still a fight to clear the air in workplaces and public places.

Texas has no statewide indoor smoking law for bars, restaurants, private workplaces or government […]

Smoking leaves historical ‘footprint’ in DNA

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Smoking leaves its “footprint” in your DNA, according to research released Tuesday.

The new findings suggest that DNA methylation — a process by which cells control gene activity — could reveal a person’s smoking history and provide researchers with potential targets for new therapies.

“These results are […]