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Teen e-cigarette use falls for the first time

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For the first time, researchers are finding that significantly fewer teens are using e-cigarettes, hookahs and other popular “vaping” products.

The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future survey, which tracks trends in substance use among 40,000 to 50,000 students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades, found […]

Five blood pressure tips this holiday season

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For the 80 million Americans with high blood pressure, the hectic holiday crunch ’tis the season for a little extra caution.

Even people who usually eat healthy diets, exercise and take other precautions may run the risk of sabotaging their health during the holidays. It’s especially […]

New alliance to develop mobile health app guidelines

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association, American Medical Association, DHX Group and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society announced Monday they’ve created an alliance that will develop guidelines for mobile health apps.

Known as Xcertia, the nonprofit corporation will outline principles that can help guide mobile health apps […]

New York campaign highlights menu sodium warnings, while court weighs legality

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

By now, they are a common sight on chain restaurant menus found throughout New York City.

The little salt shaker inside the black triangle serves as a warning to consumers about how much sodium the entrée contains.

The city’s health department says the warnings are doing restaurant […]

Cardiology unit founded by visionary and AHA founder Paul Dudley White now 100

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A century ago, a groundbreaking cardiologist was recommending changes to people’s lifestyle habits that today we often take for granted.

Exercise more. Eat healthy. Learn your family’s medical history.

They were the tenets Paul Dudley White brought with him when he started the first-of-its-kind cardiology unit at […]

HUD bans smoking in public housing

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Smoking will be prohibited in public housing properties to reduce secondhand smoke exposure, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD announced Wednesday that public housing agencies must implement a smoke-free policy that bans the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and hookah in […]

Motivation and inspiration through Go Red Get Fit

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Joyce Moore lost her dad to heart disease and vowed to spare her daughters from the pain she experienced. But it wasn’t until she decided to get healthy for herself, rather than others, that she was able to make significant change.

Moore, who lives in Jessup, […]

Making changes to prevent a second heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Julie Kubala went to the hospital last year thinking her flu had progressed to pneumonia.

It hadn’t. She was having a heart attack caused by a significant blockage found in her left anterior descending aorta.

Kubala, 48, required a stent and months of constant attention to her […]

Pat Kirby helped inspire movie, now inspiring giving

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In the 1980s, Pat Kirby helped to inspire the character Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs, which in turn inspired countless women to apply for jobs in the FBI.

Today, the 67-year-old heart attack survivor is inspiring people in a much different role — […]

Pulse oximetry screening successes set stage for more work to save babies

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart problems are the most common type of birth defect, and until very recently many life-threatening defects went undetected until babies were already home from the hospital.

Frantic parents sometimes noticed symptoms only after it was too late to save a baby’s life — or when […]

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