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Heart disease, stroke death rates increase following decades of progress

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart disease death rates have increased for the first time in decades and stroke death rates also have gone up, according to new federal statistics that show a drop in U.S. life expectancy.

While there is no obvious explanation for the small jump in these death […]

Surgeon General’s report warns e-cigarettes a ‘public health threat’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The growing use of e-cigarettes among young people is a “public health threat,” according to a new report released Thursday by the U.S. Surgeon General.

The report is the first detailed federal review of the public health impact of e-cigarettes on the nation’s youth. It comes […]

American Heart Association, The Children’s Heart Foundation fund more than $1M in heart defect research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Seven researchers will split nearly $1.1 million in funding for congenital heart defect research. The American Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation announced the awards Tuesday.

The funds are the latest to be doled out through the Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards, a program from […]

Saved with CPR, paralyzed airman keeps faith

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Ignacio Montoya and his father, also named Ignacio, won the visa lottery to legally get out of Cuba in 1997, when Montoya was 6.

His mother, Carmen, had died two years earlier from leukemia. After his wife’s death, Montoya’s father had no reason to […]

41 years later, bionic baby is a success story

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Shannon Phillips went into pacemaker clinics for checkups over the years, other patients looked at her with puzzled expressions.

“What is this little girl doing here?” their faces seemed to ask.

When Phillips was 7, she would have been there for a follow-up visit after surgery […]

New hub offers simple, heart-healthy recipes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Just in time for the holidays, the American Heart Association is offering an interactive, online collection of simple, heart-healthy recipes in English and Spanish.

There are more than 350 recipes and over 100 easy-to-follow videos on the hub.

The hub features nutritional information and as […]

November 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes|Tags: |3 Comments

Diet rich in omega-3s lowers blood pressure in young, healthy adults

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent high blood pressure in healthy young adults, new research suggests.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats, mostly found in fish and some types of plant oils. Researchers measured blood pressure and the amount […]

Prices for generic heart failure drugs vary widely

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Prices for generic drugs to treat heart failure can vary so widely that uninsured patients may not be able to afford them, a new study suggests.

Researchers surveyed 175 pharmacies in the greater St. Louis area encompassing eastern Missouri and neighboring Illinois to […]

Yo-yo dieting dangerous even if not overweight

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Yo-yo dieting — repeatedly losing and regaining weight — increased the risk of dying from heart disease among postmenopausal women who started out at a normal weight in a new study.

“Weight cycling is an emerging global health concern associated with attempts of weight loss, but there […]

Heart risks of popular pain relievers still unclear

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — A study doctors had hoped would provide some clear answers about which of the most common pain relievers was safest for people with or at high risk for cardiovascular disease has instead left experts puzzled about how to interpret the results.

The conclusion […]

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