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Fainting spells may increase risk of workplace accidents, job loss

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who have fainting spells are more likely to have accidents at work and lose their jobs, new data suggest.

In a Danish study, people with recurrent fainting, also known as syncope, had a 1.4-fold increased risk of occupational accidents and a two-fold higher risk of loss of employment: […]

AHA awarded top workplace honors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Dallas-based American Heart Association has been named one of the nation’s top workplaces and nonprofit employers.

For the second consecutive year, the AHA is among the 2017 Best Workplaces in Health Care, announced Wednesday by Fortune magazine and consulting firm Great Place to Work. The […]

Study: Healthiest employees cost companies half the healthcare costs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The healthiest employees of Baptist Health South Florida incurred thousands of dollars less in healthcare costs and were less likely to be hospitalized or visit an emergency department than employees with moderate or poor health, according to a recent study.

The study offers a compelling business […]

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 […]

Workplace stress, sleep among top employee concerns

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than a quarter of workers are stressed out, according to a national workplace health survey released Tuesday by the American Heart Association’s CEO Roundtable.

According to the Nielsen-conducted survey of 2,009 employees, 28 percent experience stress as a result of work. Many want their employers […]

AHA a top workplace for baby boomers, millennials

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association is among the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials and the 20 Best Workplaces for Baby Boomers, according to Fortune rankings released Tuesday.

The awards “demonstrate once again that the AHA is a welcoming place where we are all committed not only to […]

Transamerica to sponsor American Heart Association Heart Walks in five cities

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

U.S. insurer and financial services company Transamerica will serve as the lead corporate sponsor of American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in five U.S. cities – Baltimore, Cedar Rapids, Dallas, Denver and Tampa Bay.

Transamerica has “committed to championing a culture of health in its workplaces and […]

May 24th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Living, Workplace||0 Comments

Arkansas city mandates healthy vending machine offerings

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Springdale is the first city in Arkansas requiring that foods and drinks in vending machines located on city properties meet nutrition standards.

The rules now require:

All food in the vending machines have zero grams of trans-fat and no more than 230 mg of sodium.
A quarter of […]

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 […]

Healthcare workers’ radiation exposure may increase health problems

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Healthcare professionals performing X-ray guided cardiovascular procedures may have a higher risk for health problems including orthopedic illness, cataracts, skin lesions and cancers, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

The findings are based on an Italian survey of 466 […]