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Healthcare facilities get on board with blood pressure-lowering initiative

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 300 hospitals, clinics, healthcare centers and health systems serving a combined 32 million patients have joined a nationwide initiative launched last November to lower Americans’ blood pressure.

The American Heart Association and American Medical Association’s Target: BP program gives doctors tools and science-based recommendations […]

Stroke survivor’s goal: walk in high heels again

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As the mother of four teenagers, Dana Rivera was constantly on the go, shuttling kids for school, activities, sports practice and attending games.

Finding herself with 30 minutes to kill before picking up her son from summer school in June 2009, she ducked into a store […]

Told pregnancy too dangerous, cardiac arrest survivor has baby via surrogate, friend

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

At 31, Kristi Soule blacked out. Doctors initially diagnosed her with a heart attack. But after eight days in the hospital, doctors discovered a viral infection had attacked her heart and greatly decreased its function.

After that, Soule started paying more attention to her heart health.

“I […]

AHA works with Amazon’s cloud service to advance precision medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association on Thursday announced a nearly $5 million initiative in partnership with Amazon’s cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services, to fund more than a dozen data research grants to power the AHA’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine.

Fourteen grants will be awarded over […]

Rate of decline slows for deaths from nation’s top killer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of Americans, but decades of progress in reducing deaths from heart disease may have now stalled, according to data released this week.

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that heart disease remained the top […]

Actor, director of CPR video share personal connections to heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When taking on roles, actors often ask themselves, “What’s my motivation?” For those who made “Mama Knows Best,” the answer was simple: to save lives.

In the new video from the American Heart Association, two siblings grapple with the suggestions of their lovingly overbearing mother. But […]

June 30th, 2016|Categories: CPR, Hispanic, multicultural|Tags: , |3 Comments

As Americans are eating better overall, disparities persist

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Americans have cut back on sugary drinks and are eating more whole grains, fish and nuts, a new study finds. But as Americans overall are eating better, improvements have been much more modest among minorities and the poor.

The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of […]

Philadelphia win puts sugary drinks in crosshairs nationwide

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Philadelphia on Thursday became the largest, and only the second, U.S. city to tax soda and other sugary drinks despite a multimillion-dollar effort by the beverage industry to defeat it. The victory is one that supporters of the tax expect will provide a model for […]

Stroke survivor finds a ‘new normal’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kristen Powers, an athlete throughout her adult life, was doing a training ride for an upcoming half Ironman competition, when she had a minor crash.

With a gashed forehead, the then-33-year-old from St. Petersburg, Florida, was taken to the hospital, stitched up and released. She was […]

Missouri high-schoolers to learn CPR before graduation

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Missouri has become the 34th state to add CPR training to its high school curriculum. Gov. Jay Nixon signed the bill Tuesday, shortly after Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed similar legislation.

The Missouri bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Ron Hicks (R-St. Peters), was motivated to introduce the […]

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR|Tags: , , |1 Comment