American Heart Association

Adopting heart-healthy habits could save billions in Medicare costs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than $41 billion in Medicare costs could be saved each year if beneficiaries achieved five to seven of the healthy habits that reduce heart disease, according to new research.

The American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 is a composite measure of seven modifiable heart-healthy factors: […]

CDC: Hookah pushes young smokers to try cigarettes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Young adults are more prone to smoke cigarettes if they already engage in water-pipe tobacco smoking, known as hookah or shisha, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Water-pipe tobacco smoking, commonly called hookah, can lead to an increased likelihood […]