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New research networks to focus on obesity, kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A pair of new research networks will probe into two areas of heart health — obesity and children, the American Heart Association said Friday.

The new focus areas, approved by the Board of Directors, make up the sixth- and seventh-funded Strategically Focused Research Networks. A […]

March 4th, 2016|Categories: Children, Healthy Living, Uncategorized||2 Comments

White House honors early-career scientists

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Two notable scientists and American Heart Association volunteers were honored by the White House for their work advancing heart disease and stroke research.

Kiran Musunuru, M.D., and Elizabeth Skidmore were among the 106 researchers to receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the […]

February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Prevention, Research, Uncategorized||0 Comments

Searching for answers about cryptogenic stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LOS ANGELES _ Most doctors are uncertain about approaches to finding the cause of mysterious and life-threatening events called “cryptogenic strokes,” and about half of healthcare providers say they don’t know enough about them, according to a report released Wednesday.

A stroke is usually caused by […]

Grants announced for heart defect research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Two leading health organizations have doled out almost $800,000 to fund seven research projects investigating congenital heart defects, the nation’s leading killer of infants with birth defects.

The American Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation last November committed $22.5 million to congenital heart defect research […]

Experts at technology trade show discuss how to stay fit at work

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LAS VEGAS – Couch potatoes, laptop lovers and everyone else entrenched in the “digital lifestyle” don’t have to resign themselves to inactivity, fitness company leaders said Wednesday at the nation’s largest technology trade show.

In fact, for the more than 80 percent of Americans in sedentary […]

Too many festive holiday drinks can take a toll on your heart health

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Feel free to enjoy a drink or two this holiday season — just be careful while decking those halls.

That’s the advice from cardiologists who see patients with an irregular heartbeat caused by drinking too much alcohol, a problem known as “holiday heart syndrome.”

“Holiday heart syndrome is […]

The search for how smoking leaves its genetic mark

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of stories explaining how the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study can save and improve lives.

Smoking wreaks havoc on almost every organ in the body. It’s a well-known risk factor for heart disease and […]

December 17th, 2015|Categories: Heart Disease, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Global health leaders to cast spotlight on non-communicable diseases

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

To help women and girls reach their full potential, global health leaders will cast a spotlight on the impact of non-communicable diseases on women at the United Nations on Friday.

First lady of Zambia Esther Lungu will speak about the importance of women’s health at the […]

September 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Chelsea Clinton: Healthy habits started early

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New mom and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton says it only takes a few questions to engage children on weighty subjects.

“When I talk to kids, they’re so curious about the world around them, and they’re more informed and engaged than most adults realize,” Clinton said […]

September 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

For the love of the game

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Even though freshman running back Andrew Lovell didn’t carry the ball in his first game for Methodist University, he may already own a national record. Lovell is believed to be the first college football player to take the field with a device implanted inside him […]

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