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Teens smoking less, using e-cigarettes more, new report finds

E-cigarettes have surpassed tobacco cigarettes among teens for the first time, according to a national study.

The findings come from the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study, which tracks trends in substance use among students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades. This is the first time the annual survey […]

December 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||2 Comments

Study shows cholesterol drugs reduced cardiovascular risks

Adding a drug called ezetimibe to statin therapy significantly reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke in high-risk patients with established heart disease, according to a long-awaited, large, randomized and controlled trial presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

The IMProved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International […]

November 17th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||4 Comments

New type of medical research centered on patient values and needs

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has been a leader in the field of medical research for heart and stroke care for decades. This includes research studies that help refine treatment guidelines for hospitals and clinics. But until recently, direct patient engagement in these research studies has been lacking.

Research […]

November 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Patient research provides suggestions on care after stroke

Doctors who work with stroke survivors should acknowledge uncertainties and empower their patients with positive communication about stroke recovery, according to stroke survivors who participated in a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes this week.

“Healthcare providers often measure our recovery with functional status assessments and activity scales, […]

November 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Together to End Stroke is Why for Dr. Carolyn Brockington

Dr. Carolyn Brockington is a neurologist. She loves the brain and wants everyone’s brain to be happy and healthy. Beating stroke is Why. Life is Why.

November 12th, 2014|Categories: Stroke, Videos||3 Comments

Making better snack choices

Snack foods are often categorized as junk food. However they don’t have to be. To keep a snack healthy, be sure to review its nutrition facts. If those are woeful, there is always a healthful alternative that can easily be substituted. The key is to replicate shapes and textures, […]

Mothers stroke hardest hit for Nascar driver Michael Waltrip

NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip says the hardest hit he ever took was when his sister called to tell him their mother had suffered a major stroke.

His mother, Margaret Waltrip, was 62 at the time and had lived with atrial fibrillation, called AFib, a quivering or irregular heartbeat, for many […]

Congressional testimony: Laboratory-developed tests should be regulated closely

Laboratory-developed tests for an array of patient outcomes – from response to cancer treatments to predisposition to cardiovascular disease – should be regulated closely by the Food and Drug Administration, according to Congressional testimony on Tuesday.

“As our knowledge of the genetic underpinnings of cardiovascular disease expands, we anticipate there […]

Poll finds most parents support higher school nutrition standards

A majority of parents favor strong national nutrition standards for food and drink sold at schools, according to a poll released Monday by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association.

In addition, the poll found that parents would also like to see salt […]

Report shows obesity disparities disproportionately affect African-Americans, Hispanics

A new analysis of weight statistics nationwide shows how the rate of obesity disproportionately affects African-Americans and Hispanics, with much of the disparity hinging on economics and access to healthy food and safe environments.

The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report, released Thursday by the Trust […]

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