American Heart Association

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

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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

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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

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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 […]

New calculations expose racial differences for inherited high cholesterol

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He was healthy, fit and two months away from being married. So Chad Gradney wrote off the recurring pain in his rib cage as anxiety related to his father’s recent death from a heart attack. Then one day in April 2005 severe chest […]

In the South, less progress made in reducing heart disease deaths

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As death rates from heart disease have declined for Americans overall, less progress is being seen in some Southern areas, new research shows.

The findings reveal a notable geographic shift in heart disease death rates since the early 1970s, emphasizing the importance of geography for heart […]

Study: Heart risks vary by occupation

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Workers age 45 and older in sales, office-support or service occupations appear to have more risk factors for heart disease and stroke than workers in management or professional jobs.

Research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 meeting on Tuesday said […]

Congressional lawmakers pledged to Go Red For Women

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Nearly 40 bipartisan women lawmakers wore red on Wednesday to celebrate American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign.

The Congressional women gathered on Capitol Hill for the photo and pledged their support to fight heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease is currently […]

TV viewers will be seeing red

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Protecting heart health is a crucial message for newscaster Katie Kenney.

The television host and producer for WDTN Channel 2 in Dayton, Ohio, has lost most of her extended family to heart attacks and other complications of heart disease. She’s careful to make good lifestyle choices […]

President Obama declares February as American Heart Month

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

President Obama continued his focus on improving the nation’s health this week by declaring February as American Heart Month and kick starting the annual awareness campaign against the nation’s No. 1 killer.

The tradition of American Heart Month began with President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964.

“Affecting […]