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NFL PLAY 60 app adds virtual race, prizes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association and NFL on Thursday released an updated version of the NFL PLAY 60 app, which now includes a virtual race to Super Bowl LI in Houston and new rewards for daily play from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

In the […]

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Children, Physical Activity|Tags: |2 Comments

Can ‘magic’ mushrooms help terminally ill patients?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic “magic” mushrooms, is playing a mystical role for terminally ill patients by helping them come to terms with unresolved problems, emotions and even their imminent death, according to those who have worked with such individuals.

The psychedelic drug is illegal […]

AHA, Aramark team up for global volunteer day

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association is joining Aramark in the company’s annual global day of service, a day when thousands of Aramark chefs, nutritionists and dietitians volunteer at community centers and nonprofits in 15 countries.

On Tuesday, Aramark employees will bring health and wellness programs to families […]

Police sergeant’s heart stops after dialing 911

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dean Oshiro has to rely on his family to fill in the blanks when it comes to what happened on Aug. 20, 2010. That’s when the Santa Monica, California, police sergeant survived a cardiac arrest caused by a heart attack.

Dean had come home from a […]

CDC: 5 million on Medicare not taking blood pressure meds as prescribed

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Only about half of Americans age 65 and older with high blood pressure have it under control, and not taking medications as prescribed might help explain why.

One in four Medicare beneficiaries — about 5 million — are not following doctor’s orders for taking their blood […]

AHA volunteers talk Americans’ heart health at White House

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nearly 200 American Heart Association volunteer advocates recently trekked to Washington, D.C., for a conversation with senior White House officials on the state of cardiovascular health in America.

The event last Friday was part of the Obama administration’s “Making Health Care Better” series and included the […]

Remote monitoring of heart devices saves money, but not lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For heart failure patients, they symbolized a way their medical providers could monitor their cardiovascular health, unobtrusively and from afar. But new research shows that remote monitoring of implantable electronic devices may not add any benefit or value for patients who have them.

Regular remote monitoring […]

Clinging to the promise of heart stem cell therapy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The promise of stem cell therapy has excited cardiovascular scientists for years. In theory, tackling heart failure with stem cells makes sense. Weak or scarred heart muscle is a major cause of heart failure, so using regenerative stem cells to repair scar tissue appears to […]

How one young woman eventually found out she’d had a mini-stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Amanda Thompson was happy and the picture of good health. Life was good.

Then on March 14, 2015, she felt an “intense pain” at the back of her neck near the end of a body pump class at the gym.

“I couldn’t finish,” Thompson said. “I got […]

Mountain climber embraces second chance after heart surgery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Paul Arinaga had been an avid outdoorsman his entire life. So when he went to renew his mountaineering club membership a few years ago near his home in Brussels, Belgium, he expected his doctor would be quick to sign the required medical certificate.

But during the […]