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McDonald’s ‘Happy Meals’ about to get healthier, globally

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCATION NEWS

McDonald’s Happy Meals might be getting happier – at least from a nutrition perspective.

The fast food giant announced Thursday its worldwide goals to reduce the number of calories, limit sodium and provide more nutritional balance in the iconic meal for kids it launched in […]

February 15th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Nutrition|Tags: , , |Comments Off on McDonald’s ‘Happy Meals’ about to get healthier, globally

Study: Almonds and dark chocolate lower bad cholesterol

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Almonds and dark chocolate can possibly reduce a risk factor of coronary heart disease, according to a recent study.

Researchers found combining raw almonds, dark chocolate and cocoa significantly reduced the number of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, particles in the blood of overweight and obese people. […]

February 14th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Sugar|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: Almonds and dark chocolate lower bad cholesterol

7 proven ways to keep your heart healthy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s officially a very good time to check in on your heart health. February is American Heart Month, designated by the president each year to raise awareness about the importance of cardiovascular fitness.

It’s easy to learn about your heart health and how to improve it, […]

Things to know: 7 simple steps to a longer, healthier life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Taking care of yourself can lead to a longer, healthier life. There are seven simple steps that research has shown can make a difference. Each involves making good choices and requires some discipline, but all are doable.

Dubbed “Life’s Simple 7” by the American Heart Association, […]

Plan ahead for healthy Super Bowl snacks and intercept those empty calories

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For many Super Bowl fans – along with the commercials and the halftime show – the day is all about the snacks. Wings. Chili. Pizza.

But whether you are pulling for repeat contenders, the New England Patriots, or the underdog Philadelphia Eagles, all good die-hard fans […]

February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes|Tags: , |Comments Off on Plan ahead for healthy Super Bowl snacks and intercept those empty calories

More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, AHA says

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The number of Americans at risk for heart attacks and strokes just got a lot higher. An estimated 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association. That’s nearly half of all adults in the United States.

“With […]

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Obesity, Patients, Physical Activity, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, AHA says

Health experts concerned about long-term consequences of USDA changes to school meals

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Less healthy foods and beverages with more salt and calories might soon return to America’s school cafeterias under a rule issued recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Under the rule released in November, school food service programs can now include 1 percent flavored milk and […]

January 19th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Sodium|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Health experts concerned about long-term consequences of USDA changes to school meals

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

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

New survey reveals Hispanic-Americans’ attitudes toward health

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Hispanic-Americans are less likely to seek health screenings or preventive care compared with their black and white peers, according to a new survey that provides a detailed and ongoing assessment of the Hispanic community’s attitudes toward health care.

The Healthy Americas Survey, released Tuesday […]