American Heart Association

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

Social entrepreneur sprouts urban farming program to help inner city children live healthier lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ryan Dunn said he always noticed a common issue as a social entrepreneur helping children in Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina: Sugar was everywhere but healthy options were scarce.

“You see these kids going to school every day with a [soda and candy] bar and then […]

February 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Social entrepreneur sprouts urban farming program to help inner city children live healthier lives

Meet 6 students making their communities healthier

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association announced the winners of its EmPowered To Serve Scholars program on Monday, awarding $1,500 scholarships to six students pursuing careers in medicine, nursing and law to help improve the health of their communities.

Ahmed Arasah from Grand Prairie, Texas

Ahmed Arasah knows firsthand that […]

February 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, multicultural|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Meet 6 students making their communities healthier

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

Music industry insider Shanti Das works on health awareness in Atlanta

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Music-industry veteran Shanti Das grew up in an Atlanta neighborhood considered a food desert — heavy on fast-food restaurants and limited on access to grocery stores with fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy food choices.

In addition, high blood pressure runs rampant in her family and […]

‘Sallie Mae Back’ artist Dee-1 creates a song with a healthy message

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For hip-hop artist Dee-1, eating healthy hasn’t been easy.

“I’m working all the time in the studio, doing concerts or in meetings, so I’m eating out, getting take-out or going through a drive-thru,” he said. “I’ve had to learn that it’s important to slow down and […]

Twin sisters, both nurses, living with heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As twins, Kimberly Ketter and Shaun Rivers have been through just about everything together: first day of school, learning to drive, graduation.

But there was one moment that altered the lives of the sisters from Richmond, Virginia.

Kim first suspected something was wrong in May 2009 when […]