American Heart Association

Meditation may decrease the risk of heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Meditation may decrease the risk of heart disease, according to a first-ever statement on the practice issued by the American Heart Association.

But the key word to remember is “may.”

“The research is suggestive, but not definitive,” said Glenn N. Levine, M.D., chairman of the group of […]

September 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cholesterol, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Meditation may decrease the risk of heart disease

Cardiac arrest gets little research funding despite huge death toll

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S. but gets just a fraction of the government’s funding for medical research, according to a new study.

Researchers aren’t sure exactly why there’s such a disparity in funding from the National Institutes of Health, but […]

U.S. heart patients, economy could suffer without more medical research funding

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Investment in heart disease research pays dividends in improved health and reduced health costs, but current levels of funding are not keeping up with patient needs, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published Monday.

“We invest a mere 2.5 cents per day per U.S. […]

June 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on U.S. heart patients, economy could suffer without more medical research funding

President’s budget devastating to medical research and disease prevention, AHA says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCATION NEWS

A $7.2 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health, as well as many other decreases would cause a “devastating blow” to medical research and leave promising work undone or put on hold, American Heart Association’s president said Tuesday about President Trump’s proposed fiscal budget.

AHA […]

Trump signs spending bill that gives National Institutes of Health a boost

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The National Institutes of Health came out on top once again with an increase in federal funding for the rest of this fiscal year, but the completed spending bill made cuts in initiatives that support prevention.

The bill, signed into law on Friday by President Trump, […]

American Heart Association president alarmed by proposed cuts to research funds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The National Institutes of Health would face a $5.8 billion cut under President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal, a steep reduction that the American Heart Association said would be detrimental to the fight against heart disease and stroke – the world’s top two killers.

The NIH, […]

Federal funding for nation’s No. 1 killer fails to keep pace

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A year after receiving its biggest boost in federal funding in more than a decade, the National Institutes of Health once again came out a winner in late 2016, receiving an increase of nearly $5 billion in funding over the next decade.

But funding for cardiovascular disease […]

Research funding gap widens at AHA

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dwindling scientific research funding from the federal government means more researchers are requesting money from the American Heart Association, which often has to turn away good research projects.

The research funding budget for the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s largest underwriter of biomedical research, doubled […]

March 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Research funding gap widens at AHA

Increased spending needed for research on chronic disease prevention

More than half of premature deaths in the U.S. are caused by a range of risk factors that include some controllable behaviors: tobacco use, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity. Yet new research shows the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s largest funder of biomedical research, spends less than […]

January 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Increased spending needed for research on chronic disease prevention

Medical research funding lacking in proposed 2015 U.S. budget

Many in the medical community voiced concerns on Wednesday that President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is not enough to keep pace with inflation and will limit research advances.

“With a meager 1 percent increase over last year, President Obama’s proposed budget  for the National Institutes of Health […]

March 5th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medical research funding lacking in proposed 2015 U.S. budget