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Use of cholesterol-lowering drugs before cardiac arrest may aid survival

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to a study released Saturday.

The study from Taiwan researchers was presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart […]

Soda taxes make clean sweep at ballot box in four cities

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Voters in four U.S. cities showed their clear support Tuesday for taxes on sugary drinks, despite tens of millions of dollars in spending against the ballot measures by the beverage industry.

In California, San Francisco, Albany and Oakland approved a penny-per-ounce tax on sodas […]

First-of-its-kind study reveals differences in cardiovascular risk factors among U.S. Hispanics

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Ramona Santana signed up right away when a woman came to her door to recruit her for a study about the health of U.S. Hispanics and Latinos.

The 63-year-old has Type 2 diabetes and hopes researchers find a cure.

“Almost everyone [I know] has diabetes,” […]

El primer estudio de su especie revela diferencias en los factores de riesgo cardiovascular en hispanos en Estados Unidos

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Ramona Santana se apuntó inmediatamente cuando una mujer llegó a su puerta para reclutarla para un estudio de la salud de hispanos y latinos en Estados Unidos.

La mujer de 63 años tiene diabetes Tipo 2 y espera que los investigadores encuentren una cura.

“Casi […]

Tribal leaders look toward healthier food to improve Native American health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tribal leaders are coming together with researchers and healthcare providers to address the dangerous health problems facing many Native Americans, including high rates of heart disease, diabetes and childhood obesity.

All the experts agree on one thing: Healthier food is a key to improving Native American […]

Peripheral artery disease affects Larry Sadwin’s life, along with 8.5 million Americans

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Larry Sadwin’s legs hurt whenever he exercises, a symptom of restricted blood vessels. But he’s finding a way to manage his condition.

Sadwin, a retired businessman and philanthropist from Warren, Rhode Island, is one of 8.5 million Americans with peripheral artery disease, a condition that causes a […]

Exercising can help you keep medical costs down

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

You may have lower annual medical costs by exercising at recommended levels weekly, according to a study released Wednesday.

It’s known that regular moderate exercise can reduce risk of heart disease, stroke and chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The study’s findings also “emphasize […]

Initiatives encourage Hispanics, Latinos to ditch sugary drinks

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Guillermina Rice has made it her mission to look after the children at her son’s elementary school. It’s there that she championed a healthy beverage initiative.

For Rice, the interest in nutrition and healthy living is personal. Diabetes runs in the family of the […]

Iniciativas animan a hispanos, latinos dejar de tomar bebidas azucaradas

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Guillermina Rice se ha dedicado a velar por los niños en la escuela primaria de su hijo. Es allí donde ha promovido una iniciativa para el consumo de bebidas saludables.

Para Rice, el interés en nutrición y hábitos para una vida saludable es un […]

Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Having gallstone disease may increase your risk of coronary heart disease, according to new research.

Gallstone disease, one of the most common and costly gastrointestinal disorders in the United States, has similar risk factors as coronary heart disease, including diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure […]