American Heart Association

Philanthropic heavyweights commit $225 million to fight heart disease, global epidemics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Three titans in philanthropy are spending $225 million over the next five years to prevent 100 million deaths from heart disease and stroke and to stop disease epidemics throughout the world.

Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation joined […]

September 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Prevention, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Philanthropic heavyweights commit $225 million to fight heart disease, global epidemics

Efforts continue to understand societal impact on health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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For decades, researchers have been piecing together the unfortunate reality that wide-ranging societal factors affect people’s health.

It’s still too early to know precisely how these things impact heart disease, stroke and other major health problems.

But, as work continues to fully understand these relationships, […]

Making inroads in the prevention of cardiovascular disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Two recent studies highlight diverse but promising approaches, and a few potential pitfalls, in better preventing cardiovascular disease across broad populations.

One study focused on patients 75 and older in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial, or SPRINT, a sweeping effort to discover whether heart disease […]

July 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Research, Top 10 Research 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Making inroads in the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Patient privacy versus stroke research for the greater good

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Longtime stroke researcher Patrice Lindsay, Ph.D., has had a front-row seat to medical advances for treating the world’s No. 2 killer. And as a survivor, she knows firsthand how far patient care has come since her stroke in 2001.

Programs that track quality of […]

May 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Patient privacy versus stroke research for the greater good

Avoiding tobacco best way to avoid disease, researchers find

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Getting adults to quit smoking and preventing kids from ever starting are the best defenses against heart disease, stroke and other diseases, according to a new study.

Experts’ rankings of the top 28 evidence-based preventive services that healthcare providers could offer were released Monday in a study […]

NCAA reminding trainers, coaches to use cardiac arrest checklist

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Summer school classrooms are humming with activity on college campuses across the nation and soon, so will sports fields full of student athletes returning for training camps and practices.

But before they do, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s top medical chief is reminding head athletic trainers […]

Incoming AHA president Houser still driven by dad’s death from heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

PHILADELPHIA – Once he relinquished his dream of playing in the NBA, Steven Houser began studying to become a doctor. He was in his second year of medical school at Temple University when he received an unusual call from his mom.

“You’ve got to come home,” […]

Summer health campaign begins

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A summer health campaign begins this week to help with diet, fitness, diabetes prevention and care, access to health care, healthy aging and women’s health.

Available through a digital tool, known as Univision’s Reto 28, the campaign is meant to encourage the Hispanic community […]

June 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Hispanic, multicultural, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Summer health campaign begins

Race, sex differences in silent heart attacks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New research suggests black and white men may be more likely than women to have a silent heart attack — one that doesn’t trigger symptoms such as chest pain and cold sweats — but women may be more likely to die from a silent heart attack.

The […]

May 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, multicultural|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Race, sex differences in silent heart attacks

Surgeon General: Medical professionals must boost emphasis on prevention

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — As a youngster in Miami, Vivek Murthy enjoyed hanging out at his dad’s primary-care practice. Being around those patients and learning their problems prompted an insightful diagnosis: So much of what brought them into the office was preventable.

These days, as Surgeon General […]

November 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Patients, Physical Activity, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2015|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Surgeon General: Medical professionals must boost emphasis on prevention