American Heart Association

Language no barrier in multilingual blood pressure program

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Hortensia Perez ignored her doctors’ advice for years. Exercise and eat healthy, they urged the high blood pressure patient. But it wasn’t until last fall, when her doctor added two new diagnoses — high cholesterol and the early stages of diabetes — that […]

MLB names major award after Heart of 29 inspiration Rod Carew

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SAN DIEGO – Long before Rod Carew started the Heart of 29 campaign with the American Heart Association, he distinguished himself as one of the best hitters in baseball history by winning seven American League batting titles, the most by any player since 1920.

Major League Baseball […]

Puerto Ricans in poorer health than other U.S. Hispanics

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Puerto Rican adults living in the United States appear to have the worst health among not only their Hispanic peers, but also compared with non-Hispanic Americans, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.

The researchers note that considering there […]

Heart of 29 comes home to Angel Stadium

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ANAHEIM, California – This time last year, Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and Clyde Wright were pretty good friends. As alumni of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim who still live in the area, their paths crossed several times each season and they always […]

AHA awards $2M to visionary scientists

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The American Heart Association on Friday awarded its first Merit Awards to fund highly promising investigators who have the potential to move a field of science forward with creative approaches.

The awards, each for $1 million doled out over five years, went to a researcher at […]

Lack of Z’s, sleep-cycle disruption may increase heart disease risk

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If you’re not getting enough sleep, you may be increasing your heart disease risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

To determine the impact of circadian rhythm (about 24-hour) disturbances on cardiovascular function in sleep-deprived people, researchers studied 26 healthy people […]

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 […]

Can sitting too long increase heart disease risk in Hispanic, Latino women?

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Sitting too long can be bad for your health, studies have shown. But how to do the health hazards of sedentary behavior affect the nation’s growing population of Hispanic and Latino women?

Researchers at the newly created Women’s Cardiovascular Research Center at the University […]

Looking at daughters’ experimental treatment, mom makes amazing discovery

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The latest research news in heart health didn’t start in a lab, a hospital or a doctor’s office.

It all began with one smart mom, sitting at home reading scientific journals.

Chris Hempel of Reno, Nevada, was the catalyst behind a study published in April in Science […]

Heart of 29 campaign hits LA

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LOS ANGELES — Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew and his Heart of 29 campaign to boost awareness and prevention of heart disease expanded to a vast new audience Monday night through a series of events before and during a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers […]