American Heart Association

First-of-its-kind study reveals differences in cardiovascular risk factors among U.S. Hispanics

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Ramona Santana signed up right away when a woman came to her door to recruit her for a study about the health of U.S. Hispanics and Latinos.

The 63-year-old has Type 2 diabetes and hopes researchers find a cure.

“Almost everyone [I know] has diabetes,” […]

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 […]

Para hispanos, latinos, una actitud jovial puede conllevar a un corazón saludable

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Maria Hernandez se desconsoló cuando le diagnosticaron diabetes tipo 2. No entendía cómo controlar la enfermedad y pensaba que se le había condenado a la muerte. Su frustración motivó a su hija, Rosalba, quien en ese momento sacaba una maestría en salud pública, […]

Latin dancing puts pep in the step of older Latinos

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For Rosa Rodriguez, taking care of her ailing father was taking a toll. He required hands-on care, and she rarely left the house. Rodriguez didn’t exercise and spent her free time watching television. Her health was suffering: She was depressed and her blood […]

Teaching CPR en español

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As a young American studying Spanish abroad, Shannon Daniel experienced first-hand how CPR can save a life. But what she didn’t know then was the important role she would play in spreading that lifesaving skill.

Daniel was studying in Spain on her way to becoming a […]

CVGPS research aims to improve common blood pressure medication

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories explaining the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study.

Anyone taking a common blood pressure drug should be interested in Christy Avery’s scientific research. She’s studying how these and other common prescription medications […]

New Jersey becomes 19th state to require CPR in Schools

Laurie Heavener was talking with another mother outside her daughter’s Girl Scout meeting in Randolph, New Jersey, when her eyes rolled back in her head and she collapsed from cardiac arrest. A high school sophomore administered CPR, just one day after he received training.

More than six years later, Heavener […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Latinos meet 5 of American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 goals

Latinos fare better than other Americans on five out of seven American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 heart-healthy goals.

In a poll of nearly 16,000 Latino adults, they had higher rates of ideal blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, physical activity and nonsmoking compared to national averages. Nonsmoking was the […]

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