American Heart Association

To save drowning victims, a push to get everyone on the same page

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide die every year from drowning. Yet efforts to figure out the best way to save them have been hindered by inconsistencies and confusion about how to report the details of these tragic occurrences and their eventual outcomes.

Those much-needed instructions […]

Putting all of her heart into rugged sports before ‘American Ninja Warrior’ tryout

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

American Ninja Warrior, you’ve been warned: Molly Hemphill is coming after you again.

She’s extremely fit, courageous and indomitable, a zealous rock climber eager to take on the NBC show’s rugged obstacle course that few can conquer.

But Hemphill has conquered plenty already. She has a congenital […]

Hollywood and tobacco: Movie characters still lighting up

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Filmmakers are having a hard time kicking the habit, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Despite earlier declines in tobacco use in youth-rated movies, that progress has stalled since 2010.

Between 2010 and 2016, the total number of times tobacco […]

FDA, health groups call for better strategies to test heart drugs in kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Food and Drug Administration and three major health organizations are calling for a shakeup in how drugs are developed and tested in children with heart disease and other conditions.

In a health policy statement issued Thursday, the groups said drug trials must be flexible enough […]

Breastfeeding could help a mother’s heart – in more ways than you think

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Researchers and doctors have long touted the short- and long-term health benefits of breastfeeding, but research published Wednesday shows it also may reduce a woman’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke later in life.

An analysis of data from 289,573 women in China found […]

CDC: Youth e-cigarette use drops for the first time

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Fewer middle and high school students are vaping, according to data released Thursday, the first time numbers have dropped since 2011, when e-cigarettes were first included in the governmental report.

However, e-cigarettes remain the most used tobacco product by middle and high school students, surpassing traditional […]

Study author: Conventional CPR education efforts should intensify for children

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Education efforts to teach bystander CPR should intensify in minority communities, according to the lead author of a recent study that showed Hispanic and African-American children were less likely to get CPR with breaths, which had improved survival compared to compression-only CPR or […]

Kids’ heart health focus of new research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Four new research projects focused on children’s heart health were announced Thursday by the American Heart Association.

Experts say that helping children maintain ideal cardiovascular health is more effective than taking a wait-and-see approach and treating disease in adulthood. The aim of the AHA’s Strategically Focused […]

Organizations fund more than $550,000 in heart defect research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Five research programs are receiving a total of $561,798 to fund congenital heart defect research, the American Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation announced Tuesday.

About 40,000 infants are affected by congenital heart defects each year in the United States, and one in four of […]

Nevada to require CPR training in schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nevada recently became the 37th state to require CPR training for students. Gov. Brian Sandoval signed the bill in May.

After the law takes effect with the 2017-2018 school year, all of the state’s high school graduates will know how to perform CPR. For public schools […]