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Trauma, resuscitation research needs change

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Much of the current trials in resuscitation and trauma care are based on observation rather than randomized controlled trials. That needs to change, according to the winners of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards in Resuscitation Science.

“We have dozens of interventions on every […]

C-sections could increase baby’s obesity risk  

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Babies born vaginally – or those born by cesarean but exposed to their mother’s vaginal microbiota – have less risk of obesity later in life, a new study released Sunday suggests.

The research analyzed data on 1,441 full-term deliveries from the Boston Birth […]

Treatment guidelines: PAD patients should take statins, blood thinners

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — All people with peripheral artery disease in their legs should take statins and blood thinners to reduce their risk of dying from heart attacks and strokes, according to treatment guidelines published Sunday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.

Experts […]

Children need conventional CPR; black and Hispanic children more likely to get Hands-Only method

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Children benefit more from conventional CPR that includes rescue breath, but black and Hispanic children are more likely to receive the compressions-only method, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Using a large national registry in the United States, Philadelphia […]

Hands-only CPR boosts bystander resuscitation in Sweden

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS – Since guidelines have endorsed the use of compression-only or Hands-Only CPR by people not trained or unwilling to provide rescue breaths during resuscitation attempts, Swedish bystanders are trying to help at a far greater rate.

Using a national registry in Sweden of 23,169 […]

Cardiac scientists and practitioners converge on the land of beignets and jambalaya

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Thousands of healthcare providers and scientists are gathering to explore the latest research in heart disease and related health problems during the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions — widely considered the premier U.S. cardiovascular science conference.

Renowned experts in cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of […]

A passion to educate about healthy eating

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dr. Robin Williams raised her two sons to be healthy eaters in a household where the daily mantra was “no fast food,” “no soda,” and “not too much sugar, salt or fat.”

So when her eldest son Austin turned 16, learned to drive, and came home […]

Tobacco is OUT! A third of all Major League Baseball stadiums to be free of tobacco

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With the end of this baseball season, so ended the long intertwined history of tobacco and baseball at more than one-third of all Major League stadiums.

The unhealthy coupling started unraveling when it became evident that chewing tobacco resulted in deadly consequences for some players, such […]

Two years after stroke, running is a way to health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Merideth Gilmor knows what it’s like to train hard, perhaps even more than some of the professional athletes she handles publicity for.

Exactly a year to the date she suffered a debilitating stroke that nearly killed her, Gilmor completed her first marathon, running 26.2-miles around New […]

Ellis Williamson forged new ground as a patient advocate by starting the Stroke Club

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After Ellis Williamson of Galveston, Texas, had a stroke in 1964, he helped break new ground in patient advocacy, empowering stroke survivors in a time when stroke carried stigma.

He was in his mid-30s when a stroke left him unable to speak or walk. After months […]

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