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Florida children take steps intended to last a lifetime

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

TAMPA, Florida – Barbie Monty’s fifth-grade class at Carrollwood Day School is organizing a half-hour health walk on Friday, but the steps are intended to last a lifetime.

“We’re going to encourage kids to try to stay healthy,” said Demir Dikmen, one of the students. “We […]

Sodium warnings to remain on New York City menus after court battle ends

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The warnings next to all the high-sodium items on chain restaurant menus in New York City are here to stay.

The legal battle over the city’s rule on excessively salty items has ended, after the National Restaurant Association dropped its challenge to the warnings.

The organization declined […]

Neighborhoods play big role in heart health, study says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

“Location, location, location” isn’t just an old real estate cliché. It’s also a major factor when it comes to heart health, according to an overview article published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

The article studied a growing body of literature on the relationship between […]

She changed her life after high blood pressure crisis

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Taunya Stewart woke up feeling strangely hot. Her body felt taut, as though she would pop if someone were to touch her.

“My first thought was, ‘Oh my god, I’m having a heart attack’,” she said.

Stewart called her mom to take her to the hospital, which […]

FDA panel: Serious injuries result when e-cigarette batteries explode

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Many people who have experienced e-cigarette or “vaping” explosions return to smoking traditional cigarettes as a way to cope with the stress of serious injury, according to a speaker at a Food and Drug Administration workshop held Wednesday.

Dr. Felicia Williams, a surgeon at the University […]

Campaign launched to expand charitable deduction incentive

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A group of nonprofit organizations, foundations and corporations is calling on lawmakers to expand the charitable deduction incentive to 100 percent of American taxpayers.

The group’s Giving100 campaign is named for this year’s 100th anniversary of the charitable tax deduction.

Currently, 30 percent of taxpayers take advantage […]

This pair has made a 2,734-mile run across all of Iowa’s counties

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It was a Christmas party brainstorm that set a more-than-seven-year course for Dennis Lee and Daren Schumaker, who are finishing up marathon-length runs across all 99 counties in Iowa.

The pair has run 2,734 miles across the state and on April 15 will complete their ambitious, […]

Making healthy changes become lifelong habits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The threat of going on insulin to control her Type 2 diabetes was what finally pushed Amy Magan to make the drastic diet changes that have allowed her to take control of her health.

But it was the community of the American Heart Association’s Go Red […]

Back on the slopes after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For an extreme skier who jumps out of helicopters and prefers the Alps, a snowy hill in Pennsylvania wouldn’t seem to present much of a challenge.

But that was before Mark French suffered a debilitating stroke in 2015. So getting back on his skis for the […]

Chronic conditions decrease for younger people, report says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Early deaths because of chronic conditions including heart disease, cancer and HIV have decreased over the past decade among people under 44.

Those results are “something to celebrate,” said Julie Willems Van Dijk, Ph.D., R.N., director of County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, which released its annual […]