American Heart Association

Four cities to cast pivotal ‘soda tax’ votes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Residents of four cities will cast pivotal votes this Election Day in the national movement to tax sugary beverages – with supporters saying momentum is spreading even in the face of large opposition spending.

“First they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you […]

Voices for Healthy Kids: Three years, 66 million lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Voices for Healthy Kids advocacy initiative released a progress report on Thursday saying the organization’s work has impacted more than 66 million lives over three years.

The report details the work of coalitions of grassroots advocates and organizations throughout the country working on issues of […]

Calum MacRae receives $75 million to pursue ‘One Brave Idea’ to beat coronary heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After 25 years of conducting scientific research and treating patients, Dr. Calum MacRae was frustrated with the industry’s typical way of studying diseases. So he started formulating a radically different approach.

He envisioned adding to the mix a wide variety of new factors, such as the […]

Health groups sue FDA for withholding tobacco regulations

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Anti-tobacco groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Food and Drug Administration to force the agency into issuing a final rule for graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, alleges that the […]

One Brave Idea’s $75 million recipient to be named Wednesday

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The leader of a new research team that will be awarded $75 million to take a non-traditional approach to wiping out coronary heart disease will be announced on Wednesday by the organizations behind the project – the American Heart Association, Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) […]

U.S. Paralympic cyclist and stroke survivor encourages cycling to improve heart and brain health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Just days after being honored at the White House, U.S. Paralympic cyclist and stroke survivor Billy Lister was back on a bike in Denver, encouraging people to improve their heart and brain health through cycling.

Lister spoke Sunday at a local CycleNation event, part of a […]

States should require cardiac emergency response plans in elementary through high schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Comprehensive cardiac emergency response plans can help schools save more lives, and should be required by state law, according to an American Heart Association policy published in the September issue of School Nurse.

Intended for elementary through high school personnel, healthcare professionals, boards of education and […]

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

Por AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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 […]