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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 […]

AHA-funded network boosts blood pressure research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Researchers from four institutions are delving into the causes and possible cures for high blood pressure as part of the American Heart Association’s new Strategically Focused Research Network on hypertension.

High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for death worldwide, responsible for roughly 7.5 million […]

April 10th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

CVGPS researcher aims to help prevent and treat stroke with plumbing fix

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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

You might think of stroke as a plumbing problem of the brain — a serious one. Stroke is […]

AHA supporters donate millions for research

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Longtime American Heart Association supporters David and Stevie Spina are donating $2.5 million to support research that would personalize ways to treat and prevent heart disease and stroke, the world’s top two killers.

The donation, announced in early March, supports the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study, which uses […]

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||0 Comments

Clinical trial results could be made public

A proposal to open the results of clinical trials to the public is an encouraging move toward transparency, but the American Heart Association President cautions that how that information is shared and how patients and clinicians are protected from mistakes should be a key part of any change.

The Department […]

Foundation bolsters commitment to fighting childhood obesity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public’s health, announced a $500 million commitment to help all kids achieve a healthy weight, focusing on people and places hardest hit by obesity.

About one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, according […]

American Heart Association expands global efforts

The American Heart Association now has web pages in eight languages to reach more people with lifesaving information. Cardiovascular disease is expected to kill about 23 million people a year globally by 2030, and the launch supports the AHA’s belief that everyone deserves to live a healthier, longer life.

The […]

Anti-smoking campaign one of century’s best

A campaign dedicated to wiping out youth smoking was named one of the top 15 ad campaigns of the 21st Century by Advertising Age on Jan. 12. Cigarettes are the leading preventable cause of death, killing nearly half a million Americans a year and leaving 16 million others suffering […]

Collaborative pre-hospital and hospital systems speed treatment and benefit stroke patients

Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a 10-part series detailing the top scientific research of 2014, as determined by the American Heart Association’s volunteer and staff leaders.

Although fast treatment after a stroke can save lives and help survivors avoid long-term disabilities, less than a third of eligible stroke […]

December 30th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment