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Adults who develop asthma may have higher risk of heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who develop asthma as adults may be at greater risk of developing heart disease and having a stroke, according to new research.

“Though it’s usually not recognized as such, there are several different types of asthma, each with some unique features,” said Matthew C. Tattersall, […]

Go Red Get Fit adds challenges to promote healthy living

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Two-time stroke survivor Tamika Quinn had to change her entire lifestyle to lose the excess weight that hung on after the birth of her third child, focusing on heart-healthy foods and keeping portion sizes in check.

Quinn, who lives in Chesapeake, Virginia, is getting […]

Anemic adults may have higher risk of death after stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Older adults with anemia may have a higher risk of dying after a stroke, according to new research.

Anemia, a lack of red blood cells, is common in patients with acute stroke. Anemia and low hemoglobin levels, proteins in red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout […]

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Sitting too much may raise heart disease risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The old adage “move it or lose it” doesn’t only apply to couch potatoes. Even people who exercise regularly could be at increased risk for heart disease and stroke if they spend lots of time sitting, according to a science advisory from the American Heart […]

Art show offers stroke survivors a platform to share experiences

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The road to recovery after a stroke can be challenging. For some survivors, damage to the brain can hinder the ability to say what’s on their minds or to find the right words, while others may have difficulty walking or using a hand.

But rather than […]

17 million steps later, Minnesota man is on the road to good health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It wasn’t until a coworker suffered a devastating stroke that Tracy McKibben took a long, hard look at the stressful, sedentary lifestyle he was leading as an IT database administrator in a Minneapolis suburb.

“I’m 5-foot-8 and at the time I weighed 198 pounds,” McKibben recalls, […]

Heart attack, stroke prevention is a cleaning problem, researcher says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study Discovery grants awarded by the American Heart Association to speed personalized treatments and prevention for heart disease.

A Texas researcher wants to understand if a person’s genetics or cholesterol levels can predict how well […]

Stroke survivor’s goal: walk in high heels again

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As the mother of four teenagers, Dana Rivera was constantly on the go, shuttling kids for school, activities, sports practice and attending games.

Finding herself with 30 minutes to kill before picking up her son from summer school in June 2009, she ducked into a store […]

Pre-stroke heart disease risk factors increase long-term risk of stroke, dementia

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People have higher risks of suffering subsequent strokes and dementia if they had  heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure before their first stroke, according to a study.

Researchers compared 1,237 stroke survivors to a stroke-free group of about 5,000 people from an existing long-term […]

Worsening blood glucose health increasing risks for Type 2 diabetes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Blood glucose health is deteriorating in obese adults — raising the risk of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“The adverse impact of obesity on blood sugar status appears to develop over a longer […]

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