American Heart Association

CDC: U.S. deaths from heart disease, cancer on the rise

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. But after nearly three decades in decline, the number of deaths from heart disease has increased in recent years, a new federal report shows. Meanwhile, the number of cancer deaths have been […]

Americans in condos, apartments more likely to use tobacco

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Americans living in multiunit housing are more likely to use tobacco products than those living in single-family dwellings, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC investigators analyzed National Adult Tobacco Use Survey responses from 66,363 participants interviewed between 2013 and […]

FDA rules may be adding law and order to e-cigarettes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Until recently, the sale of e-cigarettes was like the Wild West, with almost no regulations for what ingredients they contained or how old you had to be to buy them.

But new rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are adding some semblance of law […]

El índice de mortalidad en EEUU aumenta un poco en 2015, y se han estabilizado las muertes por enfermedad cardíaca

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Por primera vez en una década, en 2015 aumentó un poco el índice de mortalidad general de los estadounidenses, después de ajustar las distribución de edades; y, las cifras preliminares del gobierno federal muestran que las muertes por enfermedad cardíaca se han nivelado.

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U.S. death rate rises slightly in 2015, as heart disease deaths level off

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The overall death rate among Americans after adjusting for age rose slightly in 2015 — the first increase in a decade — with heart disease deaths basically flat and stroke deaths on the rise, preliminary federal data show.

The numbers out this week from […]

Racial disparities narrow in some areas, persist in others

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The gap between whites and minorities in the U.S. is starting to narrow in some key health areas, such as infant deaths and uninsured rates. But for blacks and Hispanics, troubling disparities persist in childhood obesity and high blood pressure, new federal data […]

CDC: U.S. Hispanics live longer than whites and blacks

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Hispanics in the U.S. live at least three years longer than black and white Americans, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Life expectancy for someone born in 2014 was 81.8 years for Hispanics, compared with 78.8 years for […]

CDC: Los hispanos en Estados Unidos viven más que los blancos y los negros

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Los hispanos en Estados Unidos viven por lo menos tres años más que los estadounidenses negros y blancos, según estadísticas nuevas de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, CDC por sus siglas en inglés.

La expectativa de vida para alguien […]

CDC awards second round of grants to community health programs

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday a second round of funding to the American Heart Association and other national organizations for its Partnerships to Improve Community Health program.

The initiative works to reduce the number of people with chronic diseases and helps underserved groups, […]

Foundation bolsters commitment to fighting childhood obesity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public’s health, announced a $500 million commitment to help all kids achieve a healthy weight, focusing on people and places hardest hit by obesity.

About one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, according […]