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Family stories fuel donors’ philanthropy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart disease showed no mercy when heart attacks hit brothers Harry and Chuck Sublett on the same day.

Chuck survived, but Harry didn’t.

“That morning when I got up I would’ve said there was no heart disease in my family, and three hours later, I would say […]

March 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Iowa lawmakers pass bill on shared use of school, town facilities

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Iowa lawmakers passed a bill this week that clarifies liability issues for schools and towns that open up their facilities to the public.

The “community-use” or “shared-use” bill passed on Monday. It must now be signed by the governor before it can become law.

The legislation doesn’t […]

March 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Since recovery, TV meteorologist helps other forecast, prevent strokes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It was a little after 5 a.m. on a Wednesday, and Bri Winkler – a 24-year-old TV meteorologist and news reporter in Los Angeles – was getting ready for a spin class.

That’s when she lost hearing in her right ear.

Numbness followed, starting on her face […]

Sugar overload

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Life is sweet, but shouldn’t involve this much sugar.

March 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

New rankings give a snapshot of the best and worst trends in the nation’s counties

New rankings released on Wednesday give a snapshot of the best and worst trends in health and mortality among the nation’s counties – with about 60 percent of the nation’s localities showing a decrease in preventable deaths.

Now in its sixth year, the County Health Rankings show that healthier counties […]

March 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

The future of cardiovascular medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kami Sutton wasn’t even a day old before her first heart surgery.

She was born with her heart on the right side of her chest instead of the left. It wasn’t connected to her lungs. Her heart also didn’t develop properly: the two pumping chambers were […]

Ohio mom changes her family’s lifestyle after high blood pressure diagnosis

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Shanna Keeler didn’t think her eating habits were that bad. After all, she ate what everyone else did: the pizza, burgers and soda after her kids’ sports games and “whatever sounded good” when eating out with friends.

“I didn’t really think about it,” said the 45-year-old […]

CDC awards $9 million to promote community health efforts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding $9 million in grants this year to help 50 communities promote good health and reduce health disparities. Five organizations, including the American Heart Association, are receiving the grants to manage the effort.

The funding is expected to help reduce tobacco use […]

March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kids exposed to their parents’ smoking may have a higher risk of developing heart disease in adulthood than those whose parents didn’t smoke, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

The study’s results add to the growing evidence that exposure to smoking from […]

March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

American Heart Association research center guiding tobacco regulations

Studies are underway by researchers participating in the American Heart Association’s Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center, a virtual center conducting tobacco-related research.

The AHA’s A-TRAC  was created with a five-year, $19.7 million grant in 2013 from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Regulatory Science program.  The […]

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