The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public’s health, announced a $500 million commitment to help all kids achieve a healthy weight, focusing on people and places hardest hit by obesity.
About one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, according […]
Increasing the amount or intensity of physical activity can cut the chances of older women developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Researchers found that post-menopausal women, enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, who were the most physically active had […]
Stanley Bronstein clearly remembers the day when he couldn’t take it anymore. He had battled obesity his entire life, and on that winter day five years ago, at 320 pounds, he felt like he had hit the bottom.
“I had trouble bending over to tie my shoes. I was just […]
Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
In addition, survivors should receive proven therapies like aspirin or procedures to keep neck arteries open, depending […]
Fitbit, Inc., manufacturer of the Fitbit Flex activity and sleep tracking wristband, will donate a portion of sales of its new Red Flex products and red bands to the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.
The company will give the AHA $10 for every Red Flex wristband and $2 for every […]