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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

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

How much does your doctor actually know about nutrition?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Cut down on sweets and processed foods. Increase consumption of fish, nuts and legumes.

This rudimentary advice has been dished out to the public for decades, yet soaring rates of diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and other chronic illnesses linked […]

April 30th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Obesity, Patients, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How much does your doctor actually know about nutrition?

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 […]

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Patients|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Pets, the not-so-secret weapon to help patients recover from what ails them

Managing stress at work can help employee well-being, productivity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Encountering some stress at work is inevitable, especially when big projects and major deadlines loom.

Some stress actually can enhance your performance in the short term. But when stress constantly creeps in and leads to unhealthy habits and illness, its impact on employees and employers can […]

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Managing stress at work can help employee well-being, productivity

Exercise routine unexpectedly reveals heart disease for man in his 30s

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ricky Reyes had just begun a high-intensity exercise program to get in better shape. But instead of feeling energized, the workouts left him exhausted and with spasms in his back, arms and jaw.

His fitness trainer had previously told him his body was still adapting to […]

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Exercise routine unexpectedly reveals heart disease for man in his 30s

Craving a cup of joe? What does the research say about coffee and your health?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Coffee. Cup of joe. Java. No matter what you call it, millions of people worldwide wake up and fuel their day with it. And though consumers might be jittery about the recent court battle in California over cancer warnings, experts say most of the science […]

April 24th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Craving a cup of joe? What does the research say about coffee and your health?

Heart attack at fire station leaves crew working to save one of their own

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Firefighter Tony Spagnoletti was on overnight duty when he woke up with chest pains. He sloughed it off as “gas.”

“We’d been doing a rope rescue training earlier and I’d spent the day climbing up and down ladders,” Spagnoletti recalled of the night in 2012. “I […]

April 17th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Heart attack at fire station leaves crew working to save one of their own