American Heart Association

Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Millions of Americans take multivitamins as a quick fix for the nutrients missing from their diets. Some may think they’re good for heart and brain health. But the popular supplements don’t prevent heart disease or stroke, a new study shows.

The findings, the researchers said, will […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Research, Stroke|Tags: , |Comments Off on Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

After nearly dying, longtime volunteer advocates for science

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

If Bernie Dennis wanted, he could brag about his distinguished career, including being vice president at the tech giant Oracle. But he’s way more interested in telling you about his family.

As he speaks to a reporter, his two granddaughters, ages 10 and 8, wait for […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Living, Heart Attack|Tags: , , |Comments Off on After nearly dying, longtime volunteer advocates for science

World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a significant risk factor for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study of first responders who helped with rescues and cleaned up debris at the World Trade Center after 9/11.

Published Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

The health benefits of soccer aren’t just for elite players facing off in the World Cup

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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As both a soccer mom and fanatic, Dr. Mercedes Carnethon knows why soccer is the world’s favorite sport.

It’s super easy to play.

“All it takes is a ball and a little bit of space,” said Carnethon, an epidemiologist.

With fervor rising as World Cup contenders […]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Physical Activity, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The health benefits of soccer aren’t just for elite players facing off in the World Cup

Nursing professor committed to clean air, healthy kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When it comes to improving cardiovascular health in communities, Karen Larimer rarely thinks small.

“I want to have a bigger impact on health care throughout the world,” she said. “I want to get the biggest bang for our buck.”

That ambition, vision and drive earned Larimer the […]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Tobacco, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Nursing professor committed to clean air, healthy kids

California ban on soda taxes worries health experts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

California’s new law banning taxes on sugary drinks in the nation’s most populated state handed the beverage industry a major victory.

Health advocates, however, say it’s a major defeat for the public’s well-being.

They’re already looking into options to repeal the law that passed Thursday after a […]

June 29th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Obesity, Sugar|Tags: , , |Comments Off on California ban on soda taxes worries health experts

Binge drinking linked to risk factors for heart disease and stroke in young adults

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Young adults who reported binge drinking more than a dozen times in the past year were more likely to have certain risk factors for heart disease and stroke than those who binge drank less often or not at all, a new study shows.

Previous studies have […]

June 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Research|Tags: , |Comments Off on Binge drinking linked to risk factors for heart disease and stroke in young adults

Tending to heart health may keep dementia at bay

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

There’s no definitive evidence about what can prevent Alzheimer’s disease. But experts believe healthy behaviors that are good for your overall health can slow or delay some forms of dementia.

Heart and blood vessel health earlier in life is associated with Alzheimer’s and other dementia in later […]

June 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tending to heart health may keep dementia at bay

Regular tea drinking might help your heart as you age, study suggests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The latest study on the coffee alternative suggests at least a cup a day may help your body cling to heart-helping “good cholesterol” as you age.

Previous research has suggested more tea may significantly lower the risk of heart disease and stroke by reducing low-density lipoprotein, […]

June 25th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Regular tea drinking might help your heart as you age, study suggests

CPAP machines for sleep apnea could decrease heart failure risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with sleep apnea, especially those over 60, could decrease their risk of heart failure by using CPAP masks at night to help with breathing, according to new research.

The study, published Friday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, explored the connection between heart […]

June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Failure|Tags: , , |Comments Off on CPAP machines for sleep apnea could decrease heart failure risk