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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 […]

County health rankings reveal rural-urban divide in premature death rates

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Rural counties nationwide are grappling with a higher rate of premature deaths and other measures of poor health than urban counterparts, according to the seventh annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population […]

Violence victims more likely to have blood vessel disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mexican women who experienced physical violence as adults were more likely to have clogged neck arteries, increasing the risk for stroke, researchers reported Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Violence against women is a global problem, with a third of women worldwide […]

Penalized hospitals improved the number of patients readmitted within 30 days

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The rate at which patients returned to the hospital within 30 days of hospitalization for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia dropped more after healthcare reform than before for hospitals receiving penalties, according to new research presented Monday at the American Heart Association’s QCOR 2016 […]

Two cardiologists: Why their own moms failed to call 911 for heart attack and stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Despite warnings and their own daughters’ careers as cardiologists, when Ann Walsh and Ellen Joynt had stroke and heart attack symptoms, neither woman called 911.

“We were absolutely floored that this happened to our own mothers,” said Dr. Mary Norine Walsh, medical director of the Heart […]

February 24th, 2016|Categories: Heart Attack, Stroke, Women||1 Comment

Heart surgeon, Surgeon General among those honored at Red Dress Awards

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kathy Magliato, M.D., broke into the elite, male-dominated world of heart surgery fueled by a passion for saving lives – a passion she parlayed into urging women to take better care of their hearts. Her life even inspired a new NBC show premiering next month.

On […]