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More than 500 companies recognized for making healthier workplaces


More than 5.5 million employees at 540 companies across the U.S. are now benefiting from workplace health programs that follow best practices defined by the American Heart Association.

The AHA recognized the companies Tuesday for their efforts in improving workplace health based on a science-based analysis […]

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Almost every employee in a new study faces increased risk of heart disease, stroke


A new study found that nearly all of about 400,000 employees at large companies nationwide face increased risk of heart disease and stroke from obesity, high blood pressure, poor diet and other risk factors.

The findings, published Tuesday in the journal Health Affairs, illustrate the need […]

Workplace stress, sleep among top employee concerns


More than a quarter of workers are stressed out, according to a national workplace health survey released Tuesday by the American Heart Association’s CEO Roundtable.

According to the Nielsen-conducted survey of 2,009 employees, 28 percent experience stress as a result of work. Many want their employers […]

CEO Roundtable tackling health in the U.S. workplace

The three co-chairs of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable talk during a meeting of the Roundtable in July: From left: Henry Kravis, Co-CEO and Co-Chair of KKR & Co. L.P.; American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown; and Terry Lundgren, Chairman and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.
More than 20 chief […]

Dennis begins second year as AHA chair with gusto

Bernie Dennis has a favorite saying about his favorite organization: “People don’t need the American Heart Association … until they need the American Heart Association.”

He’s exhibit A. It took a few heart attacks and a quadruple bypass to get him involved.

While recovering, a rehabilitation nurse challenged him to raise […]