American Heart Association

Having a ball in the fight against heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart disease is the world’s No. 1 killer. So even those without the condition are still affected.

Pauline Pavao is one of those people.

Although she’s healthy, Pauline lost both her parents to the disease, and her son Cori was born with a congenital heart defect.

Watching loved […]

Research funding, heart disease burden in the spotlight on Capitol Hill

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Shane Mandel stood before a reception on Capitol Hill and made a seemingly surprising disclosure:

“I am Shane, I’m 35 and I have congestive heart failure,” he told the 200 or so people gathered for an American Heart Month reception in Washington, D.C., where a new report […]

Precision medicine institute launches call for research applications

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association and Bayer announced Thursday they will work together to advance research in three critical areas: cerebral small vessel disease, chronic kidney disease and heart failure.

The AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine is now accepting applications for three AHA-Bayer Innovation and Discovery […]

Katie Holmes, other celebrities share why they wear red

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Celebrities and heart disease survivors turned the runway red last week when they showed off fiery fashions created by designers for the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection. The fashion show helped kick off New York Fashion Week, which ends Thursday.

As part of the […]

Mediterranean diet with virgin olive oil may be recipe for ‘good’ cholesterol

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may improve the function of “good” cholesterol in people at risk for heart disease, according to a new study.

A Mediterranean diet is based on the typical eating habits in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. It includes […]

Court rules sodium warnings can stay on the menu in New York City

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A state appeals court has upheld a rule requiring all New York City chain restaurants to post warning signs on their saltiest menu items.

Restaurants with at least 15 locations nationwide have been required for the past year to flag high-sodium items with a salt shaker […]

For Hispanic and Latino smokers, quitting is about family and culture

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Beatrice smoked her first cigarette when she was 7 years old. By 13, she was a regular smoker.

The mother of two quit smoking in her late 30s, inspired by her sons.

“When my son was 11, he wrote me a letter and in it […]

Rocking the red dress to put women’s heart disease in the national spotlight

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW YORK — They smiled, laughed, danced and sang down the runway.

Unlike the traditional fashion show featuring solemn supermodels, this was a catwalk of celebration.

Actresses, musicians, talent show hosts, reality stars and survivors of cardiovascular disease walked in red dresses — and one pantsuit — […]

Almost every employee in a new study faces increased risk of heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study found that nearly all of about 400,000 employees at large companies nationwide face increased risk of heart disease and stroke from obesity, high blood pressure, poor diet and other risk factors.

The findings, published Tuesday in the journal Health Affairs, illustrate the need […]

Laila Ali champions healthier living to fight heart disease in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A decade removed from her championship boxing career, Laila Ali is back in the ring. Only now she’s using her passion and dedication to take on a much more formidable foe: heart disease.

Just as she did in her boxing career – and just as her […]

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