American Heart Association

Sixth-grader’s science project grows into adult-sized study showing kids can do CPR, too

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California – At first, Eashan Biswas was just looking for a way to use a video game in his sixth-grade science project. But now, the aspiring doctor’s name is on a scientific study being presented on a national stage – and, more importantly, […]

November 11th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Children, CPR, Emergency Response, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Sixth-grader’s science project grows into adult-sized study showing kids can do CPR, too

North Carolina mom becomes caregiver after teen daughter’s stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jasmine Harris had a stroke six months before her high school graduation.

It started with a headache a couple days before Christmas. The family from Raleigh, North Carolina, had spent the day volunteering so her mother, La’Wana Harris, assumed her 17-year-old daughter was just tired.

But the […]

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blacks, Blog, caregiver, Children, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Youth Markets|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on North Carolina mom becomes caregiver after teen daughter’s stroke

How far apart do the houses have to be to burn off that fun-size Snickers?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The first house gives out a fun-size Snickers bar, a delicious little treat. You eat it in an instant, then walk to the next house, one mile away.

Chances are your Halloween is calorie-neutral — so far. But the night is young.

That’s the challenge of America’s favorite […]

October 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Sugar|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How far apart do the houses have to be to burn off that fun-size Snickers?

Singing cardiologist gets the band back together

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Unfortunately, a Beatles reunion will never happen. But for the lucky people of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Rick and the Arrhythmics returned for a long-awaited (by some, at least) encore.

Back in the 1980s, the band, which included several local doctors, specialized in rowdy, three-chord classic rock, including […]

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Heart Disease, Patients, Sodium, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Singing cardiologist gets the band back together

Looking beyond the heart in adults with congenital heart disease

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Laura Goldenschue takes antibiotics before going to the dentist, even just for a routine cleaning. The 59-year-old from Texas assembles a team of specialists when facing a procedure as minor as a cyst removal. She carries a tiny “health passport” that lists her doctors and […]

October 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Heart Disease, Patients|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Looking beyond the heart in adults with congenital heart disease

Study suggests ‘full-term’ pregnancy may need narrower definition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Studies have shown strong links between preterm births and future health risks such as heart failure. But being born early, yet still within the full-term range, may also pose heart-related risks later in life, a new study suggests.

The findings could have far-reaching implications in terms […]

September 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Study suggests ‘full-term’ pregnancy may need narrower definition

Minnesota Vikings join the many NFL players helping kids get healthy

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Minnesota Vikings Everson Griffen and Kyle Rudolph are the latest in a long line of NFL players tackling the issue of children’s health.

The players (and plenty of kids) star in a new video released Tuesday as part of the NFL Play 60 Challenge, a nationwide in-school […]

September 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Obesity, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Minnesota Vikings join the many NFL players helping kids get healthy

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 […]