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Chemicals used to flavor tobacco may damage blood vessels

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Chemicals used in popular flavorings like clove, mint and vanilla that are added to cigarettes, e-liquids and other tobacco products can harm blood vessel cells that help keep the heart healthy, a new study shows.

More studies are needed on whether these products will increase cardiovascular […]

We all need water for a healthy life – but how much?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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During the summer – and year-round – our bodies crave water. There’s no way to live without it. But just how much do we really need every day to stay healthy?

The answer can get complicated.

“It’s hard to find an exact amount because it’s […]

June 8th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on We all need water for a healthy life – but how much?

Stress linked to behaviors that increase heart disease, stroke risk in African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Daily stressors are associated with poor health behaviors that put African-American adults at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study finds.

The results suggest that primary care doctors, cardiologists and other health care providers should ask their patients about stress to help them […]

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Stress linked to behaviors that increase heart disease, stroke risk in African-Americans

Hollywood silent on request to give R rating to movies with smoking

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The silent film era ended nearly a century ago, but Hollywood is still mute when it comes to demands to change its rating system to award an R rating to most movies that feature tobacco.

Last August, the American Heart Association and 16 other health and […]

May 31st, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Tobacco|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Hollywood silent on request to give R rating to movies with smoking

Exercise, good nutrition can improve heart and brain health

 By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Exercise, good nutrition and other steps can lower your risk of heart disease. Those same steps can also improve your brain health.

Some of the same risk factors affecting cardiovascular health are closely associated with the health of the brain. By embarking on a heart-healthy lifestyle […]

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Patients, Physical Activity, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Exercise, good nutrition can improve heart and brain health

Stroke survivor vows to ‘live life again’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Last November, two days before Thanksgiving, Gerardo Lucio collapsed after getting off a forklift at work. When he was able to get up, his right arm and leg were weak and he had trouble walking. A nephew he worked with took him to […]

May 29th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Stroke survivor vows to ‘live life again’

South Asians’ high risk of cardiovascular disease has been hidden by a lack of data

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

South Asians living in the U.S. are more likely to die from heart disease than the general population. But this risk has been largely hidden by a lack of data, researchers say.

Immigrants coming from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are […]

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , |Comments Off on South Asians’ high risk of cardiovascular disease has been hidden by a lack of data

Eating fish twice a week reduces heart, stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Oily fish may not sound appetizing, but research on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from seafood reaffirms the health value of eating fish – particularly the oily kind – a couple times a week, according to a new advisory from the American Heart Association.

Sixteen […]

May 17th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Eating fish twice a week reduces heart, stroke risk

‘Ideal’ heart health is eluding more of us, increasing risks of heart disease and death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The percentage of people with ideal heart health – measured by scoring seven lifestyle and biological markers – declined over two decades, according to a study that found people who maintain higher health scores over time have less risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

The research, […]

May 17th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Obesity, Patients, Physical Activity, Sugar|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Ideal’ heart health is eluding more of us, increasing risks of heart disease and death

Investing in community-based entrepreneurs to overcome health disparities

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Community environments play an important role in health outcomes. People living just 5 miles apart can in some cases have a difference in life expectancy of more than 20 years due to factors such as economic stability, education, societal influences and health care.

“If we don’t […]

May 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Patients, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Investing in community-based entrepreneurs to overcome health disparities