American Heart Association

U.S. heart patients, economy could suffer without more medical research funding

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Investment in heart disease research pays dividends in improved health and reduced health costs, but current levels of funding are not keeping up with patient needs, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published Monday.

“We invest a mere 2.5 cents per day per U.S. […]

President’s budget devastating to medical research and disease prevention, AHA says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCATION NEWS

A $7.2 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health, as well as many other decreases would cause a “devastating blow” to medical research and leave promising work undone or put on hold, American Heart Association’s president said Tuesday about President Trump’s proposed fiscal budget.

AHA […]

Trump signs spending bill that gives National Institutes of Health a boost

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The National Institutes of Health came out on top once again with an increase in federal funding for the rest of this fiscal year, but the completed spending bill made cuts in initiatives that support prevention.

The bill, signed into law on Friday by President Trump, […]

American Heart Association president alarmed by proposed cuts to research funds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The National Institutes of Health would face a $5.8 billion cut under President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal, a steep reduction that the American Heart Association said would be detrimental to the fight against heart disease and stroke – the world’s top two killers.

The NIH, […]

Federal funding for nation’s No. 1 killer fails to keep pace

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A year after receiving its biggest boost in federal funding in more than a decade, the National Institutes of Health once again came out a winner in late 2016, receiving an increase of nearly $5 billion in funding over the next decade.

But funding for cardiovascular disease […]

Research funding gap widens at AHA

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dwindling scientific research funding from the federal government means more researchers are requesting money from the American Heart Association, which often has to turn away good research projects.

The research funding budget for the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s largest underwriter of biomedical research, doubled […]

Increased spending needed for research on chronic disease prevention

More than half of premature deaths in the U.S. are caused by a range of risk factors that include some controllable behaviors: tobacco use, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity. Yet new research shows the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s largest funder of biomedical research, spends less than […]

Medical research funding lacking in proposed 2015 U.S. budget

Many in the medical community voiced concerns on Wednesday that President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is not enough to keep pace with inflation and will limit research advances.

“With a meager 1 percent increase over last year, President Obama’s proposed budget  for the National Institutes of Health […]

Scientific research community, American Heart Association disappointed by spending bill

Funding for the National Institutes of Health were set at $29.9 billion for next year in a new appropriations spending bill that only partially restores cuts to scientific research.

The bill, unveiled Monday night, increases research funds by just $1 billion from where NIH funding levels stood in 2013, after sequestration, transfers […]

American Heart Association Voices Support for Bipartisan Budget Deal

The American Heart Association has voiced support for a tentative budget deal that would restore about $63 billion in funding,  also known as sequester, for the National Institutes of Health.

The proposal was announced by lead negotiators — Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

“The […]