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Holiday treats, hectic schedules may increase risk of heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Between the ubiquitous goody trays, unending to-do lists and stressful travel itineraries, it can be tough to stay on track when it comes to health during the holiday season, whether it’s sticking to a diet or maintaining an exercise regimen.

Such holiday-fueled pressures may also contribute […]

Heat-not-burn cigarettes may still harm the heart, as FDA mulls approval

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

An up-and-coming smokeless cigarette currently under review by the Food and Drug Administration for sale in the U.S. may not be as harmless as the tobacco industry claims, according to a new study in rats.

The cigarette, a heat-not-burn device called IQOS, works by heating tobacco […]

Program helped Arkansas teen recognize her heart problem, overhaul family’s lifestyle

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lauren Bradley figured the American Heart Association’s Sweetheart program would look good on her college applications.

But participating in the program that teaches 10th-grade girls about heart health and provides volunteer opportunities at local hospitals did more than help her earn a scholarship — it made […]

New survey reveals Hispanic-Americans’ attitudes toward health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Hispanic-Americans are less likely to seek health screenings or preventive care compared with their black and white peers, according to a new survey that provides a detailed and ongoing assessment of the Hispanic community’s attitudes toward health care.

The Healthy Americas Survey, released Tuesday […]

Tips to keep blood pressure in check this holiday season

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The holidays can be filled with everything from family visits, traveling and festive meals to illness and financial concerns. For the millions of American adults with high blood pressure, these changes and stressors can lead to drastic fluctuations in blood pressure that can increase risk […]

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Deadly heart damage can occur with non-heart surgery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Surgery for problems unrelated to the heart can damage heart cells — and it could be deadly for some patients, a new study finds.

A study published Monday in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation found that heart cell damage that occurs during or after a […]

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Tiny red hats pile up to create awareness of heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Little red hats seem to be everywhere on social media. The pictures show them on newborns, pets and dolls, and stacked on tables in people’s homes. Some are plain; others have elaborate designs.

Dawn Lang Zupsic of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, is among the hundreds […]

Minnesota Vikings star receiver Stefon Diggs honors father, grandmother with custom cleats

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs laces up for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, he’ll be paying tribute to his dad, who died from heart disease when Diggs was 14.

Aron Diggs never saw his son play high school football, but he nurtured his […]

Living near busy roads may be bad for heart patients’ health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

While traffic-related air pollution is common worldwide and is the source of many health problems, little is known about its impact on vascular health, particularly among people with cardiovascular disease.

Now, a new study finds that exposure to traffic-related pollution is associated with peripheral artery disease […]

November 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Clean Air, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Living near busy roads may be bad for heart patients’ health

Eating almonds and dark chocolate lowers bad cholesterol

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eating nearly one-third a cup of almonds a day — either alone or combined with almost one-quarter cup of dark chocolate and 2 1/3 tablespoons of cocoa a day — may reduce a risk factor for coronary heart disease, according to a new study.

The study, […]

November 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cholesterol, Healthy Living, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Eating almonds and dark chocolate lowers bad cholesterol