American Heart Association

AHA awards $2M to visionary scientists

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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 […]

Sunnier outlook may translate into a healthy heart for Hispanics, Latinos

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Maria Hernandez was miserable when she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. She didn’t understand how to manage the disease and thought it was a death sentence. Her frustration motivated her daughter, Rosalba, then a public health graduate student, to look at how […]

Colten Romines’ heart is special in two ways — through a congenital defect and his philanthropy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Colten Romines has a special heart, and it’s not just because he was born with a complex congenital heart defect. The 11-year-old is passionate about raising money and awareness about heart disease, and he helped his school land at the top of fundraising among middle […]

Heart of 29 shines on the diamond

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Carew’s campaign to boost awareness and prevention of the No. 1 killer of Americans took center stage Wednesday night at Target Field, home of his longtime team, the Minnesota Twins.

In and around the stadium, and on television and radio broadcasts, fans were exposed to “Heart […]

Research: Insurance key to statin use among at-risk Hispanics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Having health insurance is a key predictor of whether Hispanics at high risk for heart disease use cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

It is one of the first studies to document differences in the […]