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New efforts to curb high blood pressure in Asia

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The reality of treating high blood pressure in the world’s most populated continent is trickier these days, experts say. After guidelines recently lowered the threshold for high blood pressure, about half of adults living in Asia now have the chronic condition.

That’s why a group of […]

May 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Nutrition, Patients, Sodium|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New efforts to curb high blood pressure in Asia

Air pollution exposure in the womb linked to higher blood pressure in kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women exposed to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children who develop elevated blood pressure before age 10, according to a new study.

Past studies have linked high blood pressure in both children and adults with direct exposure […]

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Air pollution exposure in the womb linked to higher blood pressure in kids

Nutritious eating, physical activity boosts mom’s heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As Mother’s Day approaches, many families are busy planning a special day for Mom. Perhaps it will include a delicious brunch, a family cookout or a thoughtful card.

It’s also an excellent time to encourage women to consider the biggest gift they can give themselves and […]

May 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Nutritious eating, physical activity boosts mom’s heart health

Advice from Olympians and ‘regular’ moms: The healthiest Mother’s Day gift is self-care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Motherhood. Career. Fitness. For many women, it doesn’t always feel like all of these can coexist, much less find balance. But this Mother’s Day, putting another word at the top of that list could make all the difference: self-care.

Experts agree nutritious foods, physical activity, regular […]

May 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Prevention, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Advice from Olympians and ‘regular’ moms: The healthiest Mother’s Day gift is self-care

AHA, Paul Allen commit $43 million to improving brain health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are leading a $43 million push to find the best research idea – or ideas – to improve brain health and cognitive impairment science.

The AHA-Allen initiative in brain health and cognitive impairment, […]

May 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on AHA, Paul Allen commit $43 million to improving brain health

OB-GYNs, cardiologists join to fight the No. 1 killer of women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Regular annual visits to the OB-GYN can be a linchpin to improving women’s heart health, according to an advisory issued Thursday that encourages collaboration with cardiologists and spells out recommendations on how the two can prevent heart disease.

More than 90 percent of women have at […]

May 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Prevention, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on OB-GYNs, cardiologists join to fight the No. 1 killer of women

Mother of the bride survives heart attack on Mother’s Day

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Belinda Waggoner is the type of person who gives her all to everything she does.

She devoted so much to the human resources company she founded that she wound up with high blood pressure. So her focus became getting healthy. She started by walking, then upped […]

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Mother of the bride survives heart attack on Mother’s Day

¿Será que errores en la medición de la presión arterial lo están enfermando?

Por AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Es una situación familiar: Está en la consulta del médico, sentado en la mesa de examen con los pies colgando sobre la orilla. La enfermera o el auxiliar médico que hace unos segundos le indicó que se sentara, ahora le hace preguntas sobre […]

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, Non Featured, Noticias en Español|Tags: , , |Comments Off on ¿Será que errores en la medición de la presión arterial lo están enfermando?

Are blood pressure measurement mistakes making you chronically ill?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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It’s a familiar scenario: You find yourself at the doctor’s office, sitting on the edge of an exam table with your feet dangling inches above the floor. The nurse or medical assistant who seconds ago instructed you to sit now asks you questions […]

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Are blood pressure measurement mistakes making you chronically ill?

Nurse’s colleagues use the CPR he taught them to save his life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nurse Michael Lovelace has been training his colleagues in high-quality CPR for more than three decades, including the past 16 years in the emergency department of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital.

For Lovelace, teaching CPR meant knowing his words could potentially save a life. […]

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Heart Disease, Patients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Nurse’s colleagues use the CPR he taught them to save his life