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New guidance issued for treating cardiac arrest in children with heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Saving a child with heart disease whose heart has stopped requires a different approach than reviving a child with a healthy heart, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

Cardiac arrest in the hospital is 10 times more common among children with […]

Friends get kids off the couch; the outdoors helps them be more active, study suggests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hanging out with friends can make kids less sedentary, but having inviting outdoor spaces and nearby parks can help them be more physically active, according to new research.

Both are important for kids’ health, said Tracie Barnett, lead author of a study based on data mined […]

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Caregiving costs expected to more than double, analysis finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The “informal” costs of caregiving for Americans with heart disease and stroke are projected to more than double by 2035, according to a new analysis.

Informal caregiving is a broad term, typically involving family, friends and others caring for patients outside the formal health care system […]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Patients|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Caregiving costs expected to more than double, analysis finds

Asthma as a kid may mean stiffer arteries as an adult

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Having asthma as a child is associated with developing stiff arteries earlier in adulthood, according to a new study.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, sought to explore the link between asthma, a chronic lung disease that makes breathing difficult, and stiff […]

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Moms of babies with heart defects also could be at risk of later heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who have babies with a heart defect have a 25 percent greater risk of being hospitalized for cardiovascular issues later in life, according to a new study that says the baby’s condition could be an early warning of heart disease for some mothers.

The research, […]

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Short or tall — your height can play a role in heart risks

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Your height may have affected your choice of clothing, theater seat or airplane row. Turns out it could also play a role in your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Scientists have looked at whether height increases or decreases risk of cardiovascular diseases for […]

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Short or tall — your height can play a role in heart risks

To dye for: Dip eggs into palettes of fruits and vegetables to add flavor and color naturally

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Put a twist on making colorful eggs this season that is to dye for.

Add pigment to eggshells this Easter holiday in an old-fashioned, natural way by using fruits and vegetables. Plus, if you offer up the produce to eat while you’re at it, it will be making […]

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on To dye for: Dip eggs into palettes of fruits and vegetables to add flavor and color naturally

Bariatric surgery in severely obese teens may greatly reduce heart attack, stroke risk

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Bariatric surgery in severely obese teenagers could lower their risk of heart attack and stroke by about 40 to 50 percent – and could maintain that lower risk for at least five years, a new study shows.

Researchers found the benefits of the stomach-reduction […]

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, Obesity, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Bariatric surgery in severely obese teens may greatly reduce heart attack, stroke risk

Using hip-hop to teach kids about stroke could save lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Teaching school kids the symptoms of stroke and how to react quickly to them is an effective way to potentially save lives and prevent disabilities, according to a new study done in tandem with the educational program Hip Hop Stroke.

Published Thursday in Stroke, the study […]

March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, multicultural, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Using hip-hop to teach kids about stroke could save lives

Retired NFL lineman Mark Schlereth turns trash talk into baby-saving effort

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This story was updated throughout on March 9, 2018, with event results.

Retired pro football player Mark Schlereth benched 225 pounds 26 times, taming social media taunts and raising money for a cause dear to his and his granddaughter’s heart.

The Facebook.com/1043TheFan live event Friday was […]

March 9th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Retired NFL lineman Mark Schlereth turns trash talk into baby-saving effort