American Heart Association

Study: Healthiest employees cost companies half the healthcare costs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The healthiest employees of Baptist Health South Florida incurred thousands of dollars less in healthcare costs and were less likely to be hospitalized or visit an emergency department than employees with moderate or poor health, according to a recent study.

The study offers a compelling business […]

Adopting heart-healthy habits could save billions in Medicare costs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than $41 billion in Medicare costs could be saved each year if beneficiaries achieved five to seven of the healthy habits that reduce heart disease, according to new research.

The American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 is a composite measure of seven modifiable heart-healthy factors: […]

‘Sallie Mae Back’ artist Dee-1 creates a song with a healthy message

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For hip-hop artist Dee-1, eating healthy hasn’t been easy.

“I’m working all the time in the studio, doing concerts or in meetings, so I’m eating out, getting take-out or going through a drive-thru,” he said. “I’ve had to learn that it’s important to slow down and […]

Seven healthy heart measures may reduce heart failure risk

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People scoring well on the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 checklist for a healthy heart are less likely to develop heart failure, a condition that reduces blood and oxygen flow to the body, according to new research in the AHA’s journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Life’s Simple 7 encompasses seven […]

Achieving Life’s Simple 7 reduces more than heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Achieving the seven heart-health metrics of the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 also helps reduce many other chronic diseases, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

Researchers analyzed the health information of 6,814 adults, who were followed for an […]

Cardiovascular disease on the rise as fewer people achieve ideal cardiovascular health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The number of people who have the ideal cardiovascular health score, as defined by the goals in the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7, has decreased during the last 20 years, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

There have […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: After swapping cigarettes for junk food, Minnesota woman’s new habit is being heart-healthy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Shivering outside on her deck to have a cigarette in January 1990, Joyce Hobbs decided she’d had enough.

She was 29, and she’d been smoking since she was 13. It was time to quit.

She dropped the habit cold turkey, a major step in protecting herself […]

Heart-health tool may help lower risk of blood clots in deep veins and lungs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Life’s Simple 7 is a tool from the American Heart Association that helps people reach the goal of ideal heart health. It also may help reduce the risk of blood clots in the deep veins and lungs, according to a new study.

Researchers recently reported that […]

Kids also benefit from following ‘Life’s Simple 7’

Scientific research has shown that following “Life’s Simple 7” can dramatically improve health.

Those same seven health factors and behaviors are especially important to young people, helping them develop healthy habits that will carry throughout their lives.

“Most kids are born with ideal cardiovascular health and it’s an amazing asset if […]

Study finds significant drop in hospitalizations, deaths from heart disease, stroke

The rates of U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke dropped significantly in the last decade, more so than for any other condition, according to a study released Monday in the journal Circulation. 

A research team led by Harlan Krumholz, M.D., national American Heart Association volunteer and director of […]