Wednesday 16 Apr 2014

Information and opinions presented here do not always represent the views of the American Heart Association.

Looking back 50 years to the surgeon general report lambasting tobacco

Five decades ago Dudley Hafner’s boss handed him a copy of the surgeon general’s report, “Smoking and Health.” It was thick as a bible. And such serious business, Hafner said, that it had been under armed security until its release …

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Experts: Tougher anti-tobacco laws needed

Maine reps

Maine legislator saves her colleague’s life


EPA highlights health impact of air pollution, urges action

Keyota and Faith Cole

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Like mother, like daughter – emotionally strong duo battle rare forms of heart disease


Stroke patients treated faster when hospitals use proven strategies

Alice Lichtenstein

Unhealthy fats finally falling out of favor


Childhood obesity rates leveling off, despite long-term increases

Reese Kenny

Siblings from struggling family jump at chance to help others


Voting open for national gospel singing competition


CDC study shows rapid rise in e-cigarette-related calls to poison control centers


Insomnia may increase stroke risk, especially in young adults

Greg Weglowski-portrait

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Gulf War veteran recovers from heart attack to run marathon; he dedicates race to his cardiologist


Nation laces up for National Walking Day

Salt Shaker

Reduced salt intake critical, American Heart Association says

Rose Marie Robertson

FDA hearing highlights research gaps for women, minorities and the elderly


Risk assessment calculator accurately predicts heart attacks, strokes