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Patient research provides suggestions on care after stroke

Doctors who work with stroke survivors should acknowledge uncertainties and empower their patients with positive communication about stroke recovery, according to stroke survivors who participated in a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes this week.

“Healthcare providers often measure our recovery with functional status assessments and activity scales, […]

November 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Together to End Stroke is Why for Dr. Carolyn Brockington

Dr. Carolyn Brockington is a neurologist. She loves the brain and wants everyone’s brain to be happy and healthy. Beating stroke is Why. Life is Why.

November 12th, 2014|Categories: Stroke, Videos||3 Comments

Making better snack choices

Snack foods are often categorized as junk food. However they don’t have to be. To keep a snack healthy, be sure to review its nutrition facts. If those are woeful, there is always a healthful alternative that can easily be substituted. The key is to replicate shapes and textures, […]

Mothers stroke hardest hit for Nascar driver Michael Waltrip

NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip says the hardest hit he ever took was when his sister called to tell him their mother had suffered a major stroke.

His mother, Margaret Waltrip, was 62 at the time and had lived with atrial fibrillation, called AFib, a quivering or irregular heartbeat, for many […]

AHA timeline – 90 years of saving lives

June 9th, 2014|Categories: Blog||2 Comments

Former Surgeon General Luther Terry honored at Arlington National Cemetery

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The life of Dr. Luther Terry, the former surgeon general who issued the landmark “Smoking and Health” report 50 years ago, was honored Saturday with a wreath-laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery.  Approximately 100 people attended the event, despite the rain, including acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, former Surgeon […]

Deadlines extended for insurance coverage

If you’re still looking to enroll for health insurance coverage, it’s important to know that some deadlines have changed. Here’s a look at the new dates, which give consumers more time to shop for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

You now have until Dec. 23 (rather than Dec. 15) […]

December 19th, 2013|Categories: Blog||0 Comments

Heart-healthy lifestyles can spread through social networks

Heart-healthy lifestyles can be contagious to your family and friends.

In a late-breaking clinical trial presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, people in social networks who received an intervention to tackle their weight problems together lost an average 6½ pounds more and trimmed an extra 1¼ inches […]

November 19th, 2013|Categories: Blog||0 Comments

Sesame Street characters teach preschoolers heart-healthy lessons

When Sesame Street characters talk about healthy eating and exercise, your preschoolers may listen.

In a late-breaking clinical trial presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, preschoolers in Bogotá, Colombia participating in a structured curriculum that used Sesame Street’s Healthy Habits for Life materials improved their knowledge, attitudes […]

November 19th, 2013|Categories: Blog||0 Comments

Children’s cardiovascular fitness declining worldwide

Your kids may not run as far or as fast as you did when you were their age.

In a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, researchers said the decline in running fitness may indicate worse health in adulthood.

“If a young person is generally unfit now, […]

November 19th, 2013|Categories: Blog||3 Comments