American Heart Association

She’s half the woman she used to be, going from 380 pounds to certified personal trainer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOIATION NEWS

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Annabelle Jimenez’s knees ached constantly. Her back, too.

She knew why. Having long struggled to control the quality and quantity of her diet, her weight had ballooned to 380 pounds.

“I couldn’t walk a block without feeling extremely tired and in pain,” she said.

Jimenez grappled […]

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Healthy Living, multicultural, Obesity, Physical Activity, Stories from the Heart, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on She’s half the woman she used to be, going from 380 pounds to certified personal trainer

Proposed farm bill would put nutritious food further out of reach for vulnerable Americans, advocates say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The House of Representative’s proposed farm bill could have far-reaching effects on Americans living with chronic diseases like heart disease and stroke, advocacy groups say.

Last month, the House released its version of the farm bill that proposed sweeping changes to hunger assistance programs, including the […]

July 30th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Living, Nutrition|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Proposed farm bill would put nutritious food further out of reach for vulnerable Americans, advocates say

When it comes to protein, quality is more important than quantity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High-protein diets are everywhere, but not all protein is created equal. For heart health, experts say the key is moderation and choosing wisely.

“Very high intake of meat, especially processed red meat, is not good for overall health,” said Dr. Jyrki Virtanen, author of a recent […]

July 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on When it comes to protein, quality is more important than quantity

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

The new Great American Road Trip: Pedaling from coast to coast

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A road trip across the country is a someday dream for many Americans. Pedaling the roughly 4,000 miles from coast to coast adds an epic aspect to the adventure.

“When I was a kid, I met a guy in a bike shop whose bike was loaded […]

July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The new Great American Road Trip: Pedaling from coast to coast

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

Vaping leads to blood clots in mice

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study in mice raises another concern about the danger of e-cigarettes in humans after experiments showed that short-term exposure to the device’s vapors appeared to increase the risk of clot formation.

A higher risk of clots forming can lead to a greater chance of […]

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vaping leads to blood clots in mice

Protect your heart and health during the ‘dog days’ of summer

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Summer is a time for barbecues and other outdoor fun, but it’s also a time for sweltering heat. And experts say everyone, especially the elderly and very young, need to know how to limit the sometimes-deadly effects of high temperatures.

The ancient Greeks and […]

July 17th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Protect your heart and health during the ‘dog days’ of summer

Soccer is called the beautiful game, but injuries also can make it a dangerous one

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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With the final World Cup showdown this Sunday, frenzied fans have seen the best soccer has to offer.

They’ve also seen some of the worst injuries the sport can inflict.

While chasing down a ball during a game last month against Iran, Moroccan midfielder Noureddine […]

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Soccer is called the beautiful game, but injuries also can make it a dangerous one

Southern diet could be deadly for people with heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with a history of heart disease who eat a traditional Southern diet are more likely to die than those who follow a Mediterranean dietary pattern, according to new research.

The large-scale study, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adds to the […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, multicultural, Nutrition, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Southern diet could be deadly for people with heart disease