American Heart Association

Tobacco companies to run court-ordered anti-smoking ads

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tobacco companies will advertise a series of “corrective statements” starting Sunday, more than a decade after a federal court ruled the companies had deceived the public about the deadly products.

These court-ordered ads from major U.S. tobacco companies – including Philip Morris USA, R.J. Reynolds and […]

Slow down at Thanksgiving – and every meal – gobbling can hurt your health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Savor that Thanksgiving meal – and each one after that. People who eat too fast are more likely to become obese or develop risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes, according to a recent study.

The research, presented last week at the American Heart Association’s […]

Popular e-cigarette liquid flavorings may change, damage heart muscle cells

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Chemicals used to make some popular e-cigarette liquid flavorings — including cinnamon, clove, citrus and floral — may cause changes or damage to heart muscle cells, new research indicates.

The findings, however, still leave many questions about exactly how these chemicals affect the heart, both […]

November 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Research, Scientific Sessions 2017, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Popular e-cigarette liquid flavorings may change, damage heart muscle cells

Nearly half of U.S. adults could now be classified with high blood pressure, under new definitions

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ANAHEIM, California — Nearly half of American adults are at risk for major health problems because of high blood pressure, according to a new scientific guideline that redefines the dangerous condition and provides tactics for doctors to detect, treat and prevent it.

People with […]

Don’t just get your BP taken; make sure it’s taken the right way

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Attention passengers, this is your pilot speaking.
I’m kind of in a hurry to get to our destination and you probably are, too.
Since I know what I’m doing, I’m going to cut some time by zipping through all those boring safety checks […]

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Don’t just get your BP taken; make sure it’s taken the right way

Former NFL players found to have larger aortas, but is that dangerous?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Former NFL players are twice as likely to have enlarged aortas than the general public, according to a new study. But even the researchers admit they’re not sure whether the condition actually poses a health risk to the retired athletes.

The study screened former NFL players […]

November 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Former NFL players found to have larger aortas, but is that dangerous?

Two-time open-heart surgery survivor to compete in Ironman competition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Jeremy Woodward will participate in the Arizona Ironman competition on Nov. 19 – a decade after doctors told him he would never compete at that level again.

“This is going to be a really special day,” said Woodward, who lives in Concord, New Hampshire. “Celebrating that […]

November 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Two-time open-heart surgery survivor to compete in Ironman competition

Exercise helps lower risk of death in older women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Exercising more and at a higher intensity could dramatically lower the risk of death in older women, a new study shows.

The study, published Monday in Circulation, is one of the first to investigate physical activity — measured using a wearable device called a triaxial accelerometer — and a […]

November 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Research, Women|Tags: , |Comments Off on Exercise helps lower risk of death in older women

As open enrollment for health insurance gets underway, health groups express support

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s time to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act – an important date you may not be aware of because the government has cut back on enrollment awareness efforts.

The 2018 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (also known as […]

November 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Hispanic, Prevention, Workplace|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on As open enrollment for health insurance gets underway, health groups express support

Spicy foods may heighten our perception of salt

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Adding some spice to food may make you more aware of the taste of salt, a new study suggests.

The findings, published Tuesday in the journal Hypertension, indicates that eating spicy foods may help us consume less salt — and, ultimately, lower blood pressure.

According to the […]

October 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Research, Sodium|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Spicy foods may heighten our perception of salt