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AHA launches Center to bring together science and technology

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
The American Heart Association launched the Center for Health Technology & Innovation on Thursday to focus on finding technology solutions to healthcare problems.
The center will work to find ways to improve outcomes, lower costs and increase engagement through technology.
Interested companies can join the Center’s Health […]

Conference looks at the issues surrounding mortality and medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

To draw attention to how care is offered to people with advanced illness, a two-day conference focused on strategies that align high quality care with the goals and wishes of the patients who are facing mortality.

“All of us here understand – at the most human […]

September 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, caregiver, Patients|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Big Soda, others sue to block Philadelphia soda tax

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As it promised to do, the beverage industry filed a lawsuit Wednesday to block Philadelphia’s soda tax.

The American Beverage Association, along with restaurants and some consumers who joined in the suit, contend the city’s tax — to take effect in January — duplicates the state […]

Peripheral artery disease affects Larry Sadwin’s life, along with 8.5 million Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Larry Sadwin’s legs hurt whenever he exercises, a symptom of restricted blood vessels. But he’s finding a way to manage his condition.

Sadwin, a retired businessman and philanthropist from Warren, Rhode Island, is one of 8.5 million Americans with peripheral artery disease, a condition that causes a […]

Fashion show using interior construction materials to further heart disease awareness

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association in Bettendorf, Iowa, has teamed up with interior designers and three other charities to construct ensembles using residential interior fabrics and materials for a fundraising fashion show.

The Construct for Charity Fashion Show will start at 5 p.m. Friday with 100 percent […]

September 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Higher thyroid hormone levels linked to sudden cardiac death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Risk of death from a sudden loss of heart function was significantly greater in patients with thyroid hormone levels at the higher end of normal range, compared to patients with levels at the lower end, according to research released Tuesday.

Sudden cardiac death occurs when the […]

First Lady, Nick Offerman star in new health-themed Funny or Die video

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and Funny or Die on Wednesday launched a new video starring First Lady Michelle Obama, actor-comedian Nick Offerman and actress Megan Mullally detailing the evolution of exercise trends during the past six decades.

The video, called “History of […]

Majority of Americans favor banning pharmacy tobacco sales

 By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Two-thirds of U.S. adults are strongly or somewhat in favor of banning tobacco sales at pharmacies, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Thursday.

The study, released in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that of the more than 4,000 respondents, […]

91-year-old runner back on track after cardiac surgery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tony Taddeo and cardiac surgeon Michael Mack are not a typical pair of running buddies.

One is a 91-year-old with a new aortic heart valve, and the other is the doctor  who arranged the surgery and supervised the treatment that got the nonagenarian jogger back on […]

Policymakers put money toward initiatives that should encourage healthy habits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

City leaders and policymakers around the nation are getting behind measures meant to encourage healthier habits.

In New York City, millions have been earmarked to beef up physical education in public schools. In Massachusetts, policymakers have funded improvements to encourage an active transportation lifestyle. And Los […]