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The science of fitness — from a very fit scientist

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Noted researcher Dr. Paul Arciero has devoted his career to helping people get more active and eat more natural, healthier foods.

Naturally, it all started in the dirt of a community garden.

“Some of my fondest childhood memories come from tending that garden with my mother,” Arciero […]

Athletic man’s warning after cardiac arrest: Heart disease can strike anyone

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Demetrious Talley was an athletic and fit 39-year-old when he noticed some strange bouts of feeling lightheaded. Mostly he ignored it, figuring that he just stood up too fast or needed to drink some water.

But it was clearly a warning sign of something more serious, […]

Researcher wins first Dan Adams Award grant for brain study

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON – In helping lead the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation’s unprecedented support of stroke research, Dan Adams always pushed people to think beyond traditional boundaries. So it was only fitting that the foundation honored his passing by creating the Bugher-American Heart Association […]

Research funding, heart disease burden in the spotlight on Capitol Hill

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Shane Mandel stood before a reception on Capitol Hill and made a seemingly surprising disclosure:

“I am Shane, I’m 35 and I have congestive heart failure,” he told the 200 or so people gathered for an American Heart Month reception in Washington, D.C., where a new report […]

Almost every employee in a new study faces increased risk of heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study found that nearly all of about 400,000 employees at large companies nationwide face increased risk of heart disease and stroke from obesity, high blood pressure, poor diet and other risk factors.

The findings, published Tuesday in the journal Health Affairs, illustrate the need […]

AHA volunteer rings in awareness at Nasdaq

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Just ahead of National Wear Red Day, the American Heart Association signaled its investment in heart health with a volunteer ringing the closing Nasdaq bell Thursday.

National Wear Red Day is the first Friday in February, when the AHA encourages people to wear red to raise […]

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After her baby’s heart surgery, researcher studies impact on parents’ mental health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sarah Woolf-King’s son Charlie was born with holes in his heart that required open-heart surgery when he was just 9 weeks old.

The terrifying experience created stress, anxiety and isolation that sent the clinical psychologist online to message boards and Facebook groups looking to connect with […]

Expert tips for following your 2017 healthy-eating resolutions

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s always good idea to take charge of your health, but there’s no time like the New Year.

To help you get started in 2017, several dietitians and health experts are offering up fresh approaches to keeping those resolutions.

“You’ve had time to think about who you want […]

FDA expands health claim for more fruits, vegetables

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Food and Drug Administration released an interim final rule removing the low fat and positive nutrient requirements which will apply to nearly all fresh fruits and vegetables, allowing them to make a heart health claim and be eligible for food certification programs like the American […]

Producers of sugar-sweetened drinks agree to reduce calorie consumption

Leading producers of sugar-sweetened drinks have entered a “landmark” agreement to reduce calories Americans consume in these beverages by 20 percent by 2025, President Bill Clinton, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and beverage manufacturers announced Tuesday.

“I am excited about the potential of this voluntary commitment by the beverage […]