American Heart Association

American Heart Association, Aramark launch diet improvement program

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association and Aramark are launching a new program in  Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston as part of their Healthy for Life 20 By 20 initiative to improve the diet and health of millions of Americans by 20 percent by the year 2020.

The 12-week […]

Coworkers’ support helps man drop 150 pounds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The deck had always been stacked against Lee Schloss when it came to his weight. A family history of obesity combined with a self-proclaimed addiction to food meant that he was seemingly destined to be obese.

At 29 years old and 351 pounds, this self-fulfilling prophecy […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: 4 heart attacks, 5-way bypass, 35 stents – and that’s only part of this survivor’s story

Justin Faloon has had four heart attacks.

He’s endured a quintuple bypass.

He’s received an extraordinarily high number of stents – 35.

Yet perhaps the best part of his story doesn’t involve the care he’s received. It’s about the lives he’s saved.
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Justin’s tale dates to the first day of June in 1999, when […]

Former VP Dick Cheney says heart troubles were always on his mind

Dick Cheney had already survived five heart attacks, the first at age 37. He’d undergone multiple surgeries, including coronary artery bypass, stenting and angioplasty.

But by the summer of 2010 the former Vice President’s heart health was in serious decline. While at home in Jackson Hole, Wyo., he blacked out […]

Positive lifestyle changes could reverse aging on a cellular level

 Comprehensive lifestyle changes could increase the length of telomeres, the ends of chromosomes that control cell aging, according to a pilot study published in The Lancet Oncology. The findings may lead to a better understanding of how lifestyle changes could reverse aging on a cellular level. 

Telomeres are DNA-protein complexes at […]