American Heart Association

RaqC’s life changes course after mom’s stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Raquel Cordova’s life changed course after witnessing her mother’s stroke as a young girl. Now, the longtime TV and radio personality and blogger is raising awareness about being heart-healthy and preventing stroke to women throughout Southern California.

Cordova, who goes by the name RaqC, […]

Go Red Get Fit launches health challenges

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Growing up Latina, Ary Nuñez says heart disease was the “elephant in the room.”

“I remember always getting teased for being too skinny and not having a butt,” she said.

Now, Nuñez, along with fellow celebrity fitness trainers Scott Parker and Lita Lewis, will challenge women to […]

Seven healthy heart measures may reduce heart failure risk

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People scoring well on the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 checklist for a healthy heart are less likely to develop heart failure, a condition that reduces blood and oxygen flow to the body, according to new research in the AHA’s journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Life’s Simple 7 encompasses seven […]

TV anchor’s high blood pressure diagnosis ‘a wake-up call’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A high blood pressure diagnosis at age 27 gave Jessica Larche the motivation she needed to make the lifestyle changes she’d been struggling with her whole life.

“It was a wake-up call,” said Larche, who had high self-esteem but “decided it wasn’t about losing weight for […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Nurse who missed her own stroke symptoms now encouraging others to learn warning signs

As a nurse, Lorena Rivera is used to treating stroke patients.

Being one never entered her mind, even though, as it turned out, she’d already had two strokes.

Her condition went undiagnosed because the possibility of a stroke never entered the mind of the doctors she worked alongside, either.

When her arm […]