American Heart Association

Heart-damaging effects of sitting too much could be reversed

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Getting inactive middle-aged women and men to stick to an aerobic workout may reduce or reverse their risk of heart failure, a new study shows.

Sedentary people — such as those who spend hours sitting while working or lying on the couch while watching TV — are at […]

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart-damaging effects of sitting too much could be reversed

5 ways to eat healthier in 2018

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bold resolutions to maintain a healthier diet are common in the new year. But the secret to sticking with nutritious eating isn’t a big, complex plan. Keeping it simple can lead to success.

A healthy diet can be affordable, too, especially if thought is put into […]

January 5th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Patients, Prevention, Sodium, Sugar|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 ways to eat healthier in 2018

Comedian makes heart attack a laughing matter

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Few jokes are off limits to comedian Bob Green — even ones about fatal heart disease.

“If you die of a heart attack, people say you died of ‘natural causes,’ like your soul rises up and goes to Whole Foods,” he said. “It’s like you died […]

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Comedian makes heart attack a laughing matter

Mental stress puts the squeeze on women’s blood vessels

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

’Tis the season for last-minute holiday shopping to generate anxiety – over whether presents will arrive on time and how much money is being spent – and the headaches over guests and travel.

But a new study hints that people with heart disease, particularly women, should […]

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Mental stress puts the squeeze on women’s blood vessels

The gift that keeps on giving

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For Greg Flatt, the best holiday gift is to still be alive two years after developing a rare heart condition and getting a new heart.

“I’m only alive today because of the shape I was in then,” said Greg, 47, who lives in Arlington, Virginia.

In early […]

Distressing experiences as a kid impact cardiovascular health later in life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Difficult childhood experiences — from bullying and neglect to physical and sexual abuse — are so prevalent that the American Heart Association is issuing its first scientific statement on their impact on cardiovascular health.

Fifty-nine percent of the U.S. population say they experienced at least one […]

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Children, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Distressing experiences as a kid impact cardiovascular health later in life

Adjusting to a ‘new normal’ during the holidays after a heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

On the first Christmas after she suffered a major stroke, Chris Richards was determined to craft her traditional family celebration at their home in Laramie, Wyoming, rising at 5 a.m. for a day of baking, cooking and wrapping presents.

“I was trying to prove I could […]

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Adjusting to a ‘new normal’ during the holidays after a heart attack, stroke

Chicago entrepreneur works to change focus from managing diseases to supporting health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Growing up, Nyasha Nyamapfene recalls that her family had “more diseases than people.” Poor diet, lack of exercise and other lifestyle factors were the main reasons.

“I grew up in a household focused on disease, because that was the norm,” she said. “For many communities that […]

December 12th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Nutrition, Patients, Physical Activity|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chicago entrepreneur works to change focus from managing diseases to supporting health

Holiday treats, hectic schedules may increase risk of heart attack

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Between the ubiquitous goody trays, unending to-do lists and stressful travel itineraries, it can be tough to stay on track when it comes to health during the holiday season, whether it’s sticking to a diet or maintaining an exercise regimen.

Such holiday-fueled pressures may also contribute […]

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Holiday treats, hectic schedules may increase risk of heart attack

Program helped Arkansas teen recognize her heart problem, overhaul family’s lifestyle

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lauren Bradley figured the American Heart Association’s Sweetheart program would look good on her college applications.

But participating in the program that teaches 10th-grade girls about heart health and provides volunteer opportunities at local hospitals did more than help her earn a scholarship — it made […]

December 6th, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Program helped Arkansas teen recognize her heart problem, overhaul family’s lifestyle