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Major restaurants now required to show calories on the menu

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s officially easier to find out how many calories are in that chicken sandwich or cheeseburger.

Starting Monday, calorie information must appear on menus at major restaurants and other places that sell restaurant-style foods such as supermarkets, convenience stores and movie theaters, according to a Food […]

May 7th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition|Tags: , |Comments Off on Major restaurants now required to show calories on the menu

Smoke-free laws lead to lower heart disease risk among young adults

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Laws and policies that prohibit smoking in workplaces and other public areas appeared to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among a group of young adults who were followed over a 20-year span, according to a new study.

The findings are consistent with previous studies […]

May 7th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Smoke-free laws lead to lower heart disease risk among young adults

Singing the praises of nurses

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In honor of National Nurses Week, the Zac Brown Band, Ice-T and other celebrities recently recognized the work of nurses working in cardiac care, emergency care and other specialties.

 

(Photos by Marie Manning unless noted otherwise)

If you have questions or comments about this story, please email editor@heart.org.

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Economic issues drive disparities in heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

State-by-state disparities in heart disease and stroke are rooted in the economic health of communities and the people who live in them, according to an analysis of a report tracking the impact of cardiovascular disease across the country.

Despite a 38 percent overall drop in cardiovascular […]

May 4th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Economic issues drive disparities in heart disease, stroke

After wife’s stroke at 28, couple advocates for stroke awareness among young

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Kevin Duane saw his wife Alyssa sprawled on the floor of their kitchen, surrounded by an EMT crew, he feared she had been attacked in a home invasion.

The large goose egg on her forehead prompted police to suspect she was a victim of domestic […]

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Heart-stopping condition could come with warning signs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A heart-stopping condition that causes about half of all cardiovascular-related deaths seems to happen in an instant, with no symptoms.

But several recent studies show that, sometimes, people who experience sudden cardiac arrest have warning signs hours – and even weeks – ahead of time. Experts […]

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Heart-stopping condition could come with warning signs

Blood pressure readings often higher outside doctor’s office, researchers find

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Blood pressure readings taken outside of the doctor’s office often read higher than those in the office, a new study says.

Spanish researchers found that 39 percent of people who had normal blood pressure readings at the doctor registered high blood pressure readings out of the […]

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Blood test could offer life-and-death clues for African-American diabetics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Testing blood for a biological marker called suPAR could help better assess the risk of death among African-Americans with Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

SuPAR, or soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor, is a protein marker that indicates inflammation in the blood. Scientists have […]

May 1st, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blood test could offer life-and-death clues for African-American diabetics

Americans could live up to 14 years longer by doing five things

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Americans don’t live as long as people in most other high-income countries, but modest lifestyle changes could increase their lifespan by as much as 14 years, according to a new study.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, examined how lifestyle factors like […]

April 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Americans could live up to 14 years longer by doing five things

Pets, the not-so-secret weapon to help patients recover from what ails them

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Scott Vande Zande had a serious stroke 15 years ago, his beloved golden retriever Hollie was key to his recovery.

“I had to learn to speak again, but there were times I couldn’t talk,” said the Seattle engineer. “I’d come home, and I was so […]

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