American Heart Association

Popular e-cigarette liquid flavorings may change, damage heart muscle cells

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ANAHEIM, California — Chemicals used to make some popular e-cigarette liquid flavorings — including cinnamon, clove, citrus and floral — may cause changes or damage to heart muscle cells, new research indicates.

The findings, however, still leave many questions about exactly how these chemicals affect the heart, both […]

Young Hispanic-Americans could face a future plagued by health risks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Heart disease and stroke researchers say the writing is on the wall for young Hispanic-Americans. If worrisome health trends continue, they may be sicker than their parents and grandparents when they reach that age — or perhaps sooner.

Hispanic-American adults of any race have […]

Life and limb: Know the signs of PAD

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Although many people dismiss leg pain as a normal sign of aging, the cause may be life- or limb-threatening for 8.5 million Americans, according to the American Heart Association.

Peripheral artery disease or PAD often goes undetected and untreated. It happens when fatty deposits build up […]

September 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Patients, Prevention, Tobacco|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Life and limb: Know the signs of PAD

More strokes among younger people worry experts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When the crushing headache and other sudden problems first hit Brooke Bergfeld, she assumed they were childbirth-related. The pain came on just a week after her new son was born, after all.

Fortunately for Bergfeld, her mother knew better. She quickly called 911 after recognizing the […]

Public health groups ask to join tobacco regulation lawsuits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Six of the nation’s leading public health organizations on Monday filed motions asking federal courts for a say in two lawsuits brought by the e-cigarette and cigar industries against the Food and Drug Administration’s “deeming rule.”

The deeming rule, issued last year, established public health oversight […]

July 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Tobacco|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Public health groups ask to join tobacco regulation lawsuits

Hollywood and tobacco: Movie characters still lighting up

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Filmmakers are having a hard time kicking the habit, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Despite earlier declines in tobacco use in youth-rated movies, that progress has stalled since 2010.

Between 2010 and 2016, the total number of times tobacco […]

July 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Children, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Hollywood and tobacco: Movie characters still lighting up

Prevention is at the heart of his work

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When a longtime patient started experiencing dangerously high blood pressure, Donald Lloyd-Jones, M.D., asked about her dietary habits, which included a daily bowl of soup from a chain restaurant.

He asked her to try a more sodium friendly option. Her blood pressure dramatically dropped — without […]

China to launch hospital program to improve stroke care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new hospital program in China is expected to give researchers and doctors much-needed information to monitor and improve the evidence-based stroke care of that country’s No. 1 cause of death and severe disability.

The quality improvement program, scheduled to launch this fall, is modeled after […]

First long-term health study of LGBTQ underway in U.S.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Korvin Bothwell searched for health information about transgender people years before he made his transition in 2013, but it was scant. There wasn’t much more available after his transition when he wanted to learn more about the side effects of testosterone.

“I had a […]

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hispanic, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Tobacco, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on First long-term health study of LGBTQ underway in U.S.

CDC: Youth e-cigarette use drops for the first time

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Fewer middle and high school students are vaping, according to data released Thursday, the first time numbers have dropped since 2011, when e-cigarettes were first included in the governmental report.

However, e-cigarettes remain the most used tobacco product by middle and high school students, surpassing traditional […]

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