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New research teams explore the science of obesity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Researchers are undertaking in-depth new studies into different aspects of obesity to help further understanding of this complex, costly health problem that increases the risk for heart disease, stroke and other serious issues.

The research, announced Friday by the American Heart Association, is crucial because nearly […]

Leaders meet to ‘crack the code’ on heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A forum focused on how big data and precision medicine can help “crack the code” on heart disease and stroke advances will be held Thursday in New York City.

Leaders from industry, investment and academia will meet at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart and […]

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.

Listeners can log in or sign up for a free […]

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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. […]