American Heart Association

Black Americans hospitalized for heart failure at higher rate


The rate of hospitalizations due to heart failure has decreased overall in the United States, but black Americans are admitted at a higher rate than other ethnic and racial groups, according to a new study.

In general, the findings are good news because they show fewer […]

Speaking Spanish may be key to recruiting more Hispanics for stroke studies


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For years, many U.S. Hispanics have been excluded from treatment studies because they don’t speak English. So a handful of Southern California researchers got creative when recruiting patients for a recent project.

Would having Spanish-speaking staff and Spanish-language materials result in significantly more Hispanic […]

Para reclutar a más hispanos en estudios sobre el ataque cerebral, la clave podría ser el uso del español


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Por mucho tiempo, los estudios de tratamientos han excluido a hispanos estadounidenses que no hablan inglés. Por eso, un grupo de investigadores de la Universidad del Sur de California utilizó la creatividad para reclutar a pacientes en un proyecto reciente.

Los investigadores se preguntaron: […]

El corazón y el riñón del legendario pelotero Rod Carew, procedieron del jugador de la NFL Konrad Reuland


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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – Rod Carew, miembro del Salón de la Fama del béisbol y reciente receptor de un trasplante, sabe ahora a quién le pertenecieron el corazón y el riñón que lo mantienen vivo: a Konrad Reuland, tight end de la […]

More than half of the biggest U.S. cities flunk review of health and well-being policies


More than half of the biggest cities in the U.S. don’t have adequate policies to improve their residents’ health and well-being, according to a recent report by the CityHealth Initiative.

The two-year “gold standard” analysis was commissioned by the de Beaumont Foundation, a private organization devoted […]

While FDA considers e-cigarette regulation, states and cities continue to act

While the Food and Drug Administration proposes to regulate the sales, marketing and product quality of e-cigarettes, states and cities are moving forward with their own regulations to restrict e-cigarette exposure.

While the FDA already regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco, relatively new e-cigarettes are still under […]

State initiatives and recent developments involving sugar-sweetened beverages

Some state initiatives and recent developments involving sugar-sweetened beverages:

The California Senate in early June passed a “Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Safety Warning Act,” which would require a warning label on bottles and cans of sugar-sweetened drinks sold in the state that contain 75 calories or more per 12 fluid ounces.
The Los […]

Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife

Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

This is the first study to suggest a link between sexual abuse and higher carotid artery intima-media thickness – thickening of […]

Lakers star helping kids get active, eat healthy

Randy Ryan of the American Heart Association works with kids to make their own salad – the first they’d ever eaten.

Lettuce, watermelon and a fresh batch of herbs are growing at the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club, and Lakers star Pau Gasol – as well as the American […]