American Heart Association

New program helps Americans add more color to their plates

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Coloring the plate every day with one more cup of fruits and vegetables is the rallying cry of +color, a new American Heart Association initiative to encourage Americans to eat healthier.

To kick off the initiative, NBC’s Today show meteorologist Dylan Dreyer helped the organization […]

Un nuevo programa ayuda a los estadounidenses agregar color a sus platos

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Para motivar a los estadounidenses comer más saludablemente, la American Heart Association ha impulsado +color, una nueva iniciativa cuyo llamado es: llenen sus platos de color con una taza adicional diaria de frutas y verduras.

El jueves, para promover la iniciativa, la meteoróloga Dylan […]

AHA develops standards to improve 911 dispatcher-assisted CPR

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Public feedback is being sought for draft standards set by the American Heart Association to help 911 dispatchers walk callers through CPR during a suspected cardiac arrest.

The organization will collect comments until Nov. 16 and use the input to encourage emergency communications and dispatch centers […]

Experts urge zero tolerance for secondhand cigarette smoke exposure in kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It is time for parents, pediatricians and policymakers to prevent children from breathing secondhand smoke, says a statement issued Monday by the American Heart Association.

Despite dramatic decreases in smoking rates in recent decades, secondhand smoke exposure is a prevailing health problem, said Geetha Raghuveer, M.D., […]

Warning labels could impact kids’ sugary drink choices

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Health-related warning labels could impact whether adolescents buy sugary drinks, according to a study released this week that looked at kids’ hypothetical choices after being exposed to the labels.

Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the online study included 2,202 demographically diverse children 12 […]

Resuscitation organizations join forces to up cardiac arrest survival

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association, Resuscitation Academy Foundation of Seattle, Washington, and Laerdal Medical have joined forces to create the Resuscitation Academy Collaborative, a group leading U.S. efforts to improve cardiac arrest survival. The move is part of a larger global effort to improve worldwide cardiac […]

Conjoined twins defy death with surgery that separates their hearts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Jacquelyn Clark found out she was pregnant with twins, her joy turned quickly to despair. Scans showed the girls were conjoined at the heart and liver. Their chances of surviving were slim.

But on Wednesday, doctors at the University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital […]

Organizations crowdsource patients and researchers to ease treatment dilemmas

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Existing research doesn’t always reveal a clear choice for cardiovascular disease and stroke patients and their caregivers, especially for understudied groups of people.

To help, the American Heart Association and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute issued a crowdsourcing challenge in May to learn more from patients. […]

Kids and added sugars: How much is too much?

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Children and teens should consume less than 6 teaspoons of “added sugars” a day and drink no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages a week, according to the American Heart Association’s first-ever scientific statement recommending specific sugar limits for kids.

Publishing in the […]

Finance executive seeks the best for AHA funds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Carl Rafiepour proves that you don’t have to be an expert in heart disease or stroke to help save lives. The finance executive got involved with the American Heart Association more than 20 years ago.

“For volunteering to be a joyful, long-term commitment, what you get […]