In retrospect, Rosie O’Donnell realizes she put herself at risk of heart disease.
She was very overweight at 220 pounds, and admittedly “was not exercising at all.” Plus, she had a strong family history of heart disease. Even when symptoms started, she failed to take them seriously.
When Jill Russell started feeling chest pains late in her pregnancy, her doctor offered a simple explanation. It was probably just anxiety over the arrival of her daughter.
Relax, she was told.
Jill figured that made sense. After all, before becoming pregnant, she was the epitome of good health – at […]
More than anything, Melissa Blount wanted to give her daughter Safiya a sibling.
She built her life around her quest for another child. In her late 30s, this meant refusing to take medicine to lower her high cholesterol. While this raised her chance of heart disease, she didn’t worry about […]
Eight members of a jump rope team originally formed as an American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart demonstration team and coached by AHA’s director of policy research Laurie Whitsel performed for millions at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Two sisters are talking on the phone, as they do at least once a day. They’re laughing about a new TV comedy when one drops the phone and falls to the ground. She tries to explain what’s happening, but her words are slurred.
The United States is facing an obesity epidemic. Nearly one in three children and teens are overweight or obese and many are inactive, according to the American Heart Association. About 50 percent of U.S. adults and 65 percent of adolescents do not currently get the recommended amount of daily […]
The statistics are alarming. More than a quarter of U.S. preschool children ages 2-5 are overweight or obese. Many of these children spend most of their day in child care settings. We believe that reaching kids in these environments and teaching them how to make healthy decisions can help […]
Kids with just occasional spikes in blood pressure during childhood are at much higher risk of having high blood pressure as adults, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013.
“It’s important that primary care providers not ignore elevated blood pressure […]