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Congenital heart diseases are not just for kids anymore

When Betty de Aragon pushed her husband to see a doctor about his high blood pressure, it took her back to a role she thought she’d left in childhood – that of a congenital heart disease patient.

Due to CHD – which involves heart and blood vessel abnormalities present at birth […]

April 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Top honors for stroke researcher, longtime volunteer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stroke care research led by longtime American Heart Association/American Stroke Association volunteer Gregg Fonarow, M.D., has been selected as one of the Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements in 2014 by the Clinical Research Forum, a consortium of leading academic health centers.

The awards were presented last […]

Boston survivor running to fight stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As a child, Katie Buteau always woke up early to tune in to the Boston Marathon on TV. Then she’d secure her spot on the route to root for the racers as they came through her hometown of Wellesley. For her, it was like Christmas.

“It […]

Running to fight stroke in honor of his wife

 BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For some people, running 26.2 miles may not seem like the best way to spend a birthday, but for Michael Lawrence of Natick, Massachusetts, there’s no better way to celebrate forty than to cross the Boston Marathon finish line.

Lawrence is a member of Tedy’s Team, […]

April 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Giving birth four times or more can predispose some women to heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Giving birth four times or more can predispose some women to having the early warning signs of heart disease, according to one study in a run of recent research focusing on pregnancy, birth and its impact on women’s heart health.

Research from cardiologists at University of […]

April 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Senate approves Medicare bill, votes down repeal of therapy caps

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Senate passed a Medicare bill this week that grants temporary relief from caps on therapy services for stroke survivors and other Medicare beneficiaries who need outpatient rehabilitation. A broader amendment to repeal the Medicare therapy caps failed.

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of […]

Smothering the fires within

 

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories explaining how the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study can save and improve lives.

Whether it’s a sore throat, a scratch from your pet or a raging case of sinusitis, most wounds and […]

Stroke survivor suffers setback in cross-country trek

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stroke survivor Sean Maloney is facing a setback in his coast-to-coast bicycle ride that’s raising awareness and raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke, and he’s dealing with it in his usual sunny-yet-tenacious approach.

Maloney is a former Intel executive who lost the ability to […]

April 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

E-cigarette use triples for middle and high school students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

E-cigarette use has tripled among middle and high school students in the past year and now surpasses traditional cigarettes and every other tobacco product, according to the latest data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The findings from the 2014 National Youth […]

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: After swapping cigarettes for junk food, Minnesota woman’s new habit is being heart-healthy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Shivering outside on her deck to have a cigarette in January 1990, Joyce Hobbs decided she’d had enough.

She was 29, and she’d been smoking since she was 13. It was time to quit.

She dropped the habit cold turkey, a major step in protecting herself […]