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South Asians’ high risk of cardiovascular disease has been hidden by a lack of data

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

South Asians living in the U.S. are more likely to die from heart disease than the general population. But this risk has been largely hidden by a lack of data, researchers say.

Immigrants coming from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are […]

Investing in community-based entrepreneurs to overcome health disparities

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Community environments play an important role in health outcomes. People living just 5 miles apart can in some cases have a difference in life expectancy of more than 20 years due to factors such as economic stability, education, societal influences and health care.

“If we don’t […]

May 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Patients, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Investing in community-based entrepreneurs to overcome health disparities

Advice from Olympians and ‘regular’ moms: The healthiest Mother’s Day gift is self-care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Motherhood. Career. Fitness. For many women, it doesn’t always feel like all of these can coexist, much less find balance. But this Mother’s Day, putting another word at the top of that list could make all the difference: self-care.

Experts agree nutritious foods, physical activity, regular […]

May 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Prevention, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Advice from Olympians and ‘regular’ moms: The healthiest Mother’s Day gift is self-care

OB-GYNs, cardiologists join to fight the No. 1 killer of women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Regular annual visits to the OB-GYN can be a linchpin to improving women’s heart health, according to an advisory issued Thursday that encourages collaboration with cardiologists and spells out recommendations on how the two can prevent heart disease.

More than 90 percent of women have at […]

May 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Prevention, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on OB-GYNs, cardiologists join to fight the No. 1 killer of women

Blood test could offer life-and-death clues for African-American diabetics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Testing blood for a biological marker called suPAR could help better assess the risk of death among African-Americans with Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

SuPAR, or soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor, is a protein marker that indicates inflammation in the blood. Scientists have […]

May 1st, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blood test could offer life-and-death clues for African-American diabetics

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

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?

For men under 50, the more cigarettes smoked, the higher the stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Men under 50 years old who smoke are 88 percent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked – and the number of cigarettes a day can move that risk up or down, according to new research.

The study, published Thursday in the […]

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Prevention, Research, Stroke, Tobacco|Tags: , , |Comments Off on For men under 50, the more cigarettes smoked, the higher the stroke risk

Smoking tied to increased heart failure risk in African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

African-American adults who smoke are at higher risk of being hospitalized with heart failure than those who used to smoke or have never smoked, a new study shows.

For people who smoke, the results “should add more fuel to the discussion” about quitting, said the study’s […]

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Smoking tied to increased heart failure risk in African-Americans