American Heart Association

Put a spring in your step. The season brings opportunities to reboot, refocus on health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Spring is a time of renewal, a time for house cleaning, gardening and planning a trip to reboot from winter. But it’s also an opportunity to get back on track with physical activity and improve your overall approach to health.

Here are four ways to help […]

March 14th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Put a spring in your step. The season brings opportunities to reboot, refocus on health

Becoming an Olympian? Probably not. But lifelong fitness is still within reach.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lea en español

The dedication and athleticism on display during the Winter Olympics is awesome to watch, both as exhilarating entertainment and as a reminder of just how impossible these feats can seem for us mere mortals.

But a few of the U.S. Olympic Team’s veteran athletes […]

February 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Becoming an Olympian? Probably not. But lifelong fitness is still within reach.

After surviving risky surgery, heart health became her mission

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Victoria Lewellen was about 10 years old when her pediatrician detected a heart murmur during a routine exam.

Follow-up medical tests revealed she had a bicuspid aortic valve — a condition that had gone undiagnosed since her birth. It is the most common congenital heart condition and it may […]

February 9th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on After surviving risky surgery, heart health became her mission

New survey reveals Hispanic-Americans’ attitudes toward health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lea en español

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 […]

America’s food security problem and how to fix it

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lea en español

In South Dallas, the heart health statistics are grim. More residents die from heart disease and diabetes than elsewhere in the city, and being hospitalized for high blood pressure is much more common.

The Bonton neighborhood of South Dallas is among the poorest, with […]

After dropping 250 pounds, musician to host cooking show

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Papa Joe Aviance eats healthy, walks and hopes to run a marathon one day.

You’d never guess that just seven years ago he hated exercise and was more than twice the size he is today.

Papa Joe, now in his 40s, struggled with his weight since he […]

June 29th, 2017|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Obesity, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on After dropping 250 pounds, musician to host cooking show

Making healthy changes become lifelong habits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The threat of going on insulin to control her Type 2 diabetes was what finally pushed Amy Magan to make the drastic diet changes that have allowed her to take control of her health.

But it was the community of the American Heart Association’s Go Red […]

April 7th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical Activity, Women|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Making healthy changes become lifelong habits

Teen’s commitment to health inspires family to follow her lead

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lea en español

The weight gain started when Maryflor Peña was in sixth grade. She was eating more of everything — more pasta, more pancakes, more tacos. She’d gained 65 pounds by the time she was in seventh grade.

Tests at a checkup showed her 12-year-old body […]

Warning labels could impact kids’ sugary drink choices

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Health-related warning labels could impact whether adolescents buy sugary drinks, according to a study released this week that looked at kids’ hypothetical choices after being exposed to the labels.

Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the online study included 2,202 demographically diverse children 12 […]

Initiatives encourage Hispanics, Latinos to ditch sugary drinks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lea en español

Guillermina Rice has made it her mission to look after the children at her son’s elementary school. It’s there that she championed a healthy beverage initiative.

For Rice, the interest in nutrition and healthy living is personal. Diabetes runs in the family of the […]