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Scientists propose a malaria-high blood pressure link

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Scientists say there are indications of a potentially dangerous link between high rates of malaria and high blood pressure, and they are urging more research in hopes of better addressing harmful effects of hypertension in malaria –stricken areas.

A paper by researchers in Africa and the […]

Nestlé promises to lower sodium in products

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The world’s largest food and beverage company is speeding up its efforts to reduce the amount of sodium in its products, which include popular brands such as Hot Pockets, Lean Cuisine and Gerber.

Currently, less than half of Nestlé’s foods fit into a dietary pattern of […]

A sister works through her anger and grief by taking action

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Jane Canale’s brother died of a heart attack two years ago, she went into a tailspin.

Bruce Hamilton was just 55-years-old. His death was sudden and Canale’s grief was raw.

“I spent a long time wallowing in it,” said Canale of Schenectady, New York. “I had […]

Sharp uptick in vaping by teens exposed to e-cigarette ads

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

E-cigarette advertisements increased the odds that middle and high school students would use the devices, according to a Pediatrics study released Monday.

The research said that exposure to e-cigarette advertisements among kids ages 12 to 17 increased by 256 percent between 2011 and 2013.

Between 2011 and […]

April 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, Clean Air, Prevention, Tobacco||1 Comment

South Carolina to require students to learn CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Next fall, all South Carolina students attending public school will be required to learn CPR before they graduate from high school.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation this week requiring hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation be incorporated in the high school health education curriculum.

With the bill’s passage, […]

April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR||6 Comments

Post a red-sock selfie and help raise awareness about heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The “Red Step Challenge” is calling on people to take 6 million steps to raise awareness of the nearly 6 million Americans living with heart failure.

In hopes of educating people about the risks and symptoms of heart failure, the challenge is also meant to inspire […]

April 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Heart Failure, Patients|Tags: |0 Comments

Kentucky becomes 29th state to require CPR training for students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new law that requires Kentucky students to learn CPR before high school graduation will take effect this summer with implementation during the 2016-2017 school year.

Kentucky is the 29th state to require the training for students. The legislation, signed by the state’s governor on Saturday, requires that […]

April 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Many states allow PE substitutes or for students to opt out altogether

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Although most states in the country require schools to teach physical education, very few set a minimum time requirement and many allow students to either substitute other activities for PE classes or opt out altogether, according to a new report that examined physical education policies […]

Three states have bills before governors requiring students learn CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kentucky, South Carolina and Wisconsin all have bills before their governors requiring students  learn CPR before graduation.

Kentucky passed Senate Bill 33 on Monday that would require high school students to be taught CPR based on American Heart Association guidelines. Understanding and learning the proper psychomotor skills […]

April 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, CPR, Patients||0 Comments

Women with endometriosis may have a higher risk of heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women with endometriosis – especially those 40 or younger – may have a higher risk of heart disease, according to new research published on Tuesday.

The study, published in Circulation:Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, may be the first prospective investigation to examine the link between coronary heart […]

March 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Patients, Women||0 Comments