Representatives of about 170 research organizations will meet with House and Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to urge Congress to invest in the National Institutes of Health for the health and economic security of our nation. The event is called a Rally for Medical Research Hill Day, […]
Kids with just occasional spikes in blood pressure during childhood are at much higher risk of having high blood pressure as adults, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013.
“It’s important that primary care providers not ignore elevated blood pressure […]
First-grade teachers at Richard R. Green Central Park School in Minneapolis were excited to receive an American Heart Association Teaching Garden to learn about healthy foods by planting their own garden.
They were planning to teach the kids in January about the growing cycle, giving them a good foundation before planting […]
A new study that showed reducing “door-to-balloon” times in hospitals did not improve survival rates for patients with severe heart attacks, also emphasizes the need to save time between the start of severe heart attack symptoms and patients’ arrival at the hospital, said Gray Ellrodt, M.D., national spokesperson for […]
Before the most recent Super Bowl, 10-year-old Hunter Paulin kicked off the biggest event on America’s sports calendar by running to midfield at the Superdome and handing the official game ball to the referee.
The scene brought tears to the eyes of Hunter’s mother, Wendy, who’d often wondered if Hunter’s […]
The American Heart Association and The Huffington Post are producing a new series to address important, timely topics in heart health and wellness. The series, which launched Tuesday, features American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown and other experts who will examine the issues related to heart disease and provide […]
A new study questions the use of body mass index (BMI) to predict the effect of obesity on health, saying it ignores important health factors such as how fat is distributed, the ratio of muscle to fat and differences in body composition. The authors call for more accurate and […]