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New calculations expose racial differences for inherited high cholesterol

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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 […]

Survivors, lawmakers call for expanded access to cardiac rehab

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cardiac rehabilitation could help the roughly 965,000 Americans who suffer a coronary event each year, as well as patients diagnosed with heart failure. Yet research has found that only one-eighth of all eligible Medicare beneficiaries participate in cardiac rehab programs.

Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised […]

Poor sleep in seniors linked to hardened brain arteries

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Poor sleep quality in elderly persons is associated with more severe arteriosclerosis in the brain as well as a greater burden of oxygen-starved tissue (infarcts) in the brain – both of which can contribute to the risk of stroke and cognitive impairment. The findings are […]

Coast Guard officer a model for recovery after heart valve surgeries

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Robert Epps went years not knowing he had a life-threatening heart condition. He had only a couple days to process how open-heart surgery to replace a valve would change his life.

Now, as an American Heart Association Heart Valve Patient Ambassador, Epps offers hope to other […]

Women with diabetes exposed to air pollution at higher risk for heart disease

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women with diabetes who are exposed to air pollution for long periods may have a much higher risk for heart disease, according to a long-term, nationwide study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Although studies have shown that people with diabetes are particularly […]

November 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Clean Air, Heart Disease, Women|Tags: , |2 Comments