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Grants announced for heart defect research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Two leading health organizations have doled out almost $800,000 to fund seven research projects investigating congenital heart defects, the nation’s leading killer of infants with birth defects.

The American Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation last November committed $22.5 million to congenital heart defect research […]

Experts at technology trade show discuss how to stay fit at work

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LAS VEGAS – Couch potatoes, laptop lovers and everyone else entrenched in the “digital lifestyle” don’t have to resign themselves to inactivity, fitness company leaders said Wednesday at the nation’s largest technology trade show.

In fact, for the more than 80 percent of Americans in sedentary […]

Too many festive holiday drinks can take a toll on your heart health

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Feel free to enjoy a drink or two this holiday season — just be careful while decking those halls.

That’s the advice from cardiologists who see patients with an irregular heartbeat caused by drinking too much alcohol, a problem known as “holiday heart syndrome.”

“Holiday heart syndrome is […]

The search for how smoking leaves its genetic mark

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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

Smoking wreaks havoc on almost every organ in the body. It’s a well-known risk factor for heart disease and […]

December 17th, 2015|Categories: Heart Disease, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Global health leaders to cast spotlight on non-communicable diseases

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

To help women and girls reach their full potential, global health leaders will cast a spotlight on the impact of non-communicable diseases on women at the United Nations on Friday.

First lady of Zambia Esther Lungu will speak about the importance of women’s health at the […]

September 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Chelsea Clinton: Healthy habits started early

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New mom and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton says it only takes a few questions to engage children on weighty subjects.

“When I talk to kids, they’re so curious about the world around them, and they’re more informed and engaged than most adults realize,” Clinton said […]

September 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

For the love of the game

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Even though freshman running back Andrew Lovell didn’t carry the ball in his first game for Methodist University, he may already own a national record. Lovell is believed to be the first college football player to take the field with a device implanted inside him […]

September 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Boston knocks tobacco out of the park

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Fans will no longer be able to take tobacco out to the ballgame in Boston.

“Today the City of Boston delivered a huge victory for kids by acting to take tobacco out of baseball once and for all,” said Matthew L. Myers, president of the Campaign for […]

September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Is your heart older than you are?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

There is a good chance that your actual heart is much “older” than you are, according to the first study to provide population-level estimates of heart age.

In a report published Tuesday, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that three out of four […]

September 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: |1 Comment

Cutting calories and age-related diseases

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
Risk factors change for age-related diseases when normal and moderately overweight people cut calories, according to a National Institutes of Health study released Tuesday.

Calorie restriction significantly lowered several predictors of heart disease, decreasing average blood pressure by 4 percent and total cholesterol by 6 percent. Levels of […]

September 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments