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Trump proclaims February as American Heart Month

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

President Donald Trump helped bring attention to the importance of heart health by declaring February as American Heart Month, kick-starting the annual awareness campaign for the nation’s No. 1 killer.

In a proclamation, Trump said that he and First Lady Melania Trump encourage all Americans to […]

Survey: Sugar is bad, but people can’t stop eating it

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A lot of people feel guilty for eating too much sugar and want to stop. But they can’t stop eating it.

According to survey results released recently from a leading health site, nearly half of Americans feel guilty about eating too much sugar. Meanwhile, two out […]

Death by cigarette: Author reflects on mom’s addiction

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Writer Joe Konrath’s mother had five strokes, two heart attacks and numerous other health problems, but she still didn’t stop smoking. In fact, she kept smoking as long as she could before she died.

Laura Konrath’s obituary in the Chicago Tribune drew widespread attention because her […]

CPR-trained pair saves runner whose heart stopped beating on wooded trail

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Longtime buddies Tom Devlin and Phil Oaks had run half-marathons together, so a relatively short 3-mile jaunt on a scenic, wooded trail along the Columbia River should’ve been a piece of cake.

Surprisingly, though, Devlin started feeling uncomfortable less than a mile into their run on the Heritage […]

The funny bone is connected to the … everything

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Some witty women hope tickling your funny bone will get you to pay attention to the rest of your body.

The plan comes from digital media company WhoHaha, whose new series of videos on nutrition, self-care and exercise is aimed at getting folks to take care […]

Avoiding tobacco best way to avoid disease, researchers find

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Getting adults to quit smoking and preventing kids from ever starting are the best defenses against heart disease, stroke and other diseases, according to a new study.

Experts’ rankings of the top 28 evidence-based preventive services that healthcare providers could offer were released Monday in a study […]

AHA CEO explores heart health and technology

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown discussed a range of health topics on Dr. Fred Feit’s radio show “Heart to Heart” on Wednesday. Topics included prevention, empowering science and research through technology, and how people are improving their health with social connections.

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Heart-related deaths spike at Christmas

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart-related deaths rise during the holidays, but the cold winter season might not be to blame, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Spikes in deaths from natural causes during Christmas and New Year’s Day has been previously established in the United States. […]

Report: 10 measures could prevent sudden cardiac death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ten strategies could help doctors, patients and families prevent sudden cardiac death, according to a new report.

The findings from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

More than 350,000 Americans […]

New study probes why heart disease risk differs by sex

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.

A woman’s risk for heart disease is different from a man’s. Although the reason isn’t known, a […]