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Report: U.S. obesity rate holds steady

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After decades on the rise, obesity rates have for the second year in a row showed signs of leveling off, a new report finds.

Even so, the condition is still at epidemic proportions, with more than a third of Americans considered obese, according to the State of […]

Experts aim to improve treatment for heart complications in people with neuromuscular disorders

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Many people with neuromuscular disorders that begin in childhood are living longer thanks to advances in treating the disease and its complications, such as breathing problems.

That trend, however, has not applied to the potentially deadly heart complications associated with many of these disorders. Experts don’t […]

CPR in school laws take effect in eight new states this year

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After Noah Weeda collapsed during soccer drills in April 2015 at his Grand Rapids, Mich., high school, best friend Tyler Menhart called 911 and used CPR skills he learned as a Boy Scout.

In South Carolina, 18-year-old high school football player Ronald Rouse died in 2012 […]

Bicyclist schools kids in heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Chris Figureida leaves Deadhorse, Alaska, on Wednesday on a 3,000-mile bicycle trip to San Diego, he’ll share the lonely road with moose, musk oxen and the occasional grizzly bear.

Yet some of his best adventures will take place indoors. Throughout his 78-day trip, Chris will […]

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bicyclist schools kids in heart health

Study: Socioeconomics impacts children’s carotid arteries

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Disadvantaged kids may be at a higher risk for heart disease later in life, according to new research published on Wednesday.

The study, published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, found that children from socially and economically […]

August 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Heart Disease, Research|Tags: |Comments Off on Study: Socioeconomics impacts children’s carotid arteries

How virtual reality is changing cardiovascular care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Virtual reality has been a staple of science fiction ever since Stanley G. Weinbaum wrote about high-tech goggles in 1935’s Pygmalion’s Spectacles. Now that virtual reality has become actual reality, it’s slowly but surely revolutionizing the treatment of heart disease and stroke.

“In the […]

August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, CPR, Emergency Response, Heart Disease, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How virtual reality is changing cardiovascular care

Public health groups ask to join tobacco regulation lawsuits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Six of the nation’s leading public health organizations on Monday filed motions asking federal courts for a say in two lawsuits brought by the e-cigarette and cigar industries against the Food and Drug Administration’s “deeming rule.”

The deeming rule, issued last year, established public health oversight […]

July 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Tobacco|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Public health groups ask to join tobacco regulation lawsuits

To save drowning victims, a push to get everyone on the same page

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide die every year from drowning. Yet efforts to figure out the best way to save them have been hindered by inconsistencies and confusion about how to report the details of these tragic occurrences and their eventual outcomes.

Those much-needed instructions […]

Putting all of her heart into rugged sports before ‘American Ninja Warrior’ tryout

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

American Ninja Warrior, you’ve been warned: Molly Hemphill is coming after you again.

She’s extremely fit, courageous and indomitable, a zealous rock climber eager to take on the NBC show’s rugged obstacle course that few can conquer.

But Hemphill has conquered plenty already. She has a congenital […]

Hollywood and tobacco: Movie characters still lighting up

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Filmmakers are having a hard time kicking the habit, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Despite earlier declines in tobacco use in youth-rated movies, that progress has stalled since 2010.

Between 2010 and 2016, the total number of times tobacco […]

July 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Hollywood and tobacco: Movie characters still lighting up