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A toast to good health: Add whole grains and avocado


It’s time toast got an upgrade. Bring on the whole grains and avocado.

Step away from unhealthy butter and jams and look toward satisfying flavors and textures. A healthy dose of whole grains and fiber is delicious with the addition of a few healthy and trendy […]

November 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Recipes|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Summer health campaign begins


Lea en español

A summer health campaign begins this week to help with diet, fitness, diabetes prevention and care, access to health care, healthy aging and women’s health.

Available through a digital tool, known as Univision’s Reto 28, the campaign is meant to encourage the Hispanic community […]

Things that raise your blood pressure


One in three U.S. adults —  about 80 million people— have high blood pressure and need to be aware of things that can raise it, such as: too much salt; decongestants; too much alcohol; hot tubs and saunas; weight gain; and too much sitting.

Some other […]

December 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure||1 Comment

AHA earns Joint Accreditation status


The American Heart Association has been awarded Joint Accreditation status, a certification for excellence in interprofessional continuing education that has been attained by fewer than 20 organizations to date.

To achieve Joint Accreditation, applicants must meet specific criteria for medical, pharmacy and nursing continuing education, based […]

September 11th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Frequently Asked Questions: SPRINT Study

What does the SPRINT study say about lowering blood pressure?
The clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, called the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), studied people over age 50 who had high blood pressure and at least one other risk factor for heart disease. (Patients with […]

September 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized||1 Comment

Sugar overload


Life is sweet, but shouldn’t involve this much sugar.

March 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Ginger Zimmerman has a new heart at last

Ginger Zimmerman has a new heart at last.

The longtime American Heart Association volunteer, who was on the transplant wait list for nearly nine months, learned Friday that a donor heart had been found. After testing confirmed the heart would be a good match, Ginger underwent transplant surgery Saturday night.

“With […]

January 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

New methods lead to discoveries in rare heart disease, post-stent vessel changes

Editor’s note: This is the 10th in a 10-part series detailing the top scientific research of 2014, as determined by the American Heart Association’s volunteer and staff leaders.


Two innovative models to study and test how specific genes affect the heart and blood vessels are leading to successful experimental treatments, […]

December 31st, 2014|Categories: Blog||1 Comment

Days pass as Ginger Zimmerman waits for a new heart

The clock ticks and the days pass as Ginger Zimmerman waits for a heart.

The longtime American Heart Association volunteer, who successfully underwent a heart transplant 16 years ago, is suffering from complications and needs a second heart transplant.

She’s been in a hospital in New York for nearly eight months […]

December 19th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||4 Comments

American Heart Association statistical report tracks global figures for first time

The American Heart Association is no longer only keeping tabs on America’s health.

For the first time in the 50 years that the AHA has released an annual snapshot of heart disease and stroke statistics in the U.S., the new report released Wednesday now adds a global view.

Health data compiled […]

December 17th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||6 Comments
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