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Study raises questions about risk calculations for heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study is raising questions about a tool designed to help physicians prevent heart disease and stroke among people at high risk for those diseases – the two leading causes of death in the world.

At issue in the analysis published Monday in the Journal […]

Study shows Voices for Healthy Kids increases policies to curb childhood obesity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study from the American Journal of Public Health found that states where organizations received grants to implement the Voices for Healthy Kids campaign are passing more policies and legislation to reduce childhood obesity and improve community health.

There was an increase in childhood obesity […]

Researchers evaluating HIV’s hidden heart threats

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Human immunodeficiency virus infection is no longer the death sentence it was 30 years ago, but HIV-infected adults may face a new health hurdle – heart disease.

Studies show HIV-infected adults have higher heart risks than people without the virus. A 2013 study found 50 percent […]

April 29th, 2016|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, HIV, Research||0 Comments

Researchers may have discovered how sitting too much leads to heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sitting for too long is associated with more calcium deposits in the heart arteries, according to a study by cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Previous research has shown that excessive sitting can reduce cardio fitness and increase the risk of heart disease and […]

Cracking the connection between genes and diet could lead to future heart disease treatments

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Understanding the complex interplay of heredity, diet and microbes may one day lead to diets that prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.

According to a new scientific statement published Tuesday by the American Heart Association, cracking the connection between genes and diet could lead to future heart […]

April 19th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition, Obesity, Prevention||3 Comments

Nations to screen 3 million for high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High blood pressure poses a global health threat, affecting nearly a billion people. Even in a developed nation like the United States, where roughly 80 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, only slightly more than half have it under control.

World Hypertension Day is May […]

AHA among best places to work

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dallas-based American Heart Association is among the 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care for 2016, announced Tuesday by Fortune and Great Place to Work.

“This prestigious recognition reflects the American Heart Association’s commitment to creating a culture that inspires our staff to fully engage in our […]

Don’t just sit there. Take a walk.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Experts say that sitting is one of the biggest factors contributing to obesity and heart disease, so people need to get up and get moving.

It can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running can, according to a […]

Two components in Type 2 diabetes medications may up heart failure risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Food and Drug Administration is warning healthcare professionals to consider discontinuing the use of Type 2 diabetes medications containing saxagliptin and alogliptin, due to a higher risk of heart failure, especially in patients with existing heart or kidney disease.

Adults with Type 2 diabetes use […]

April 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Diabetes, Heart Failure, Patients||0 Comments

CVS program aims to create the first tobacco-free generation with $50 million initiative

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation are investing $50 million in an initiative to try and create a tobacco-free generation.

CVS Health Foundation President Eileen Howard Boone said on Tuesday that the company will take a three-pronged approach to try and reduce smoking among young […]