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More attention should be paid to heart health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, study suggests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than heterosexuals to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary findings from a new study.

The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Lifestyle conference in New Orleans, analyzed data collected from 2,445 adults participating […]

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research, Stroke, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on More attention should be paid to heart health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, study suggests

Making the case for better health in public housing

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As an attorney and vice president of a real estate firm, Marcella Roberts makes decisions based on data — cold, hard facts. But the stats about heart disease in women didn’t become real for her until it became personal.

Two years ago, while attending the American […]

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Making the case for better health in public housing

Heart health at any age – 40, 50, 60 and beyond

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Making healthy choices during any decade of life increases the chances of staying healthy as you age.

It’s never too late to embark on a healthy lifestyle, even in your 40s, 50s and 60s. Taking steps during those decades to reduce the risk of heart disease […]

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Physical Activity, Tobacco|Tags: , |Comments Off on Heart health at any age – 40, 50, 60 and beyond

Virtual counseling helps lower blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with high blood pressure who get on the information highway can avoid roadblocks in their cardiovascular health, according to new research.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found that adding e-counseling to medical therapy helped lower […]

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Virtual counseling helps lower blood pressure

Study: 3 in 4 black adults have high blood pressure by their mid-50s

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Black adults are substantially more likely than white adults to develop high blood pressure by age 55, found a study that followed nearly 4,000 people for 30 years. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, and the findings may provide […]

July 11th, 2018|Categories: Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Study: 3 in 4 black adults have high blood pressure by their mid-50s

The health benefits of soccer aren’t just for elite players facing off in the World Cup

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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As both a soccer mom and fanatic, Dr. Mercedes Carnethon knows why soccer is the world’s favorite sport.

It’s super easy to play.

“All it takes is a ball and a little bit of space,” said Carnethon, an epidemiologist.

With fervor rising as World Cup contenders […]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Physical Activity, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The health benefits of soccer aren’t just for elite players facing off in the World Cup

Take Your Dog to Work Day highlights health benefits of our furry friends

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s impossible for anyone to pet a dog, or even just share a story about one, without breaking into a smile.

There’s an absolutely paws-itive reason for this.

Studies have shown that engaging with dogs and other pets can boost the body’s production of “happy hormones” such […]

June 21st, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Take Your Dog to Work Day highlights health benefits of our furry friends

Family perseveres, hosts gala despite losing father who was supposed to chair that black-tie ball

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Oscar Washington Jr. thought he was taking care of his heart. He went to the doctor every three months to stay on top of his high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. He exercised regularly but was still shaken by the passing of his dad to […]

June 13th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Family perseveres, hosts gala despite losing father who was supposed to chair that black-tie ball

Medicine fails to control blood pressure during exercise

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with high but under control blood pressure saw a jump in their levels during exercise, an increase that mirrored the spikes seen under similar conditions among people with untreated hypertension, according to a new U.K. study. The findings open up the possibility of tailoring blood […]

June 12th, 2018|Categories: High Blood Pressure, Patients, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicine fails to control blood pressure during exercise

He learned CPR from a TV show. A week later, he used it to save his wife’s life.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The night before leaving on a cruise, Alisa Mari was trying to free up room on her DVR to record programs she would miss while on vacation. One of the space-eaters was a talk show demonstrating how to perform CPR that she’d been saving for […]

June 6th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Cholesterol, CPR, Health, High Blood Pressure, Stories from the Heart, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on He learned CPR from a TV show. A week later, he used it to save his wife’s life.