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FDA approves new cholesterol drug

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For the first time in decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a major new class of medicines to lower cholesterol, and thereby protect against heart attacks.

Praulent (alirocumab) from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals received approval and a second drug, Repatha (evolocumab) from […]

July 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Early researcher discovered carbohydrates could contribute to atherosclerosis

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When Dr. Frederick Hatch was a young researcher, he and his wife moved frequently around the country.

There were stints of study at Dartmouth, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he spent time doing research at the Army Nutrition Laboratory during the Korean War.

Those […]

July 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Touring the ‘Pizza Farm’ where ‘healthy’ snacks are ‘grown’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As the healthy school meals debate continues in Congress, comedy video website and film/TV production company Funny or Die produced a satirical video in partnership with the American Heart Association.

The satirical video features “Parks and Recreation” star Nick Offerman, who offers  a tour of a […]

July 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Royse, Creager to lead American Heart Association in 2015-16

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association announced its national officers on Thursday for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

Alvin Royse, J.D., CPA, a retired senior partner with the national accounting firm of Deloitte, is chairman. Mark Creager, M.D., a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School […]

June 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Yoga may improve cardiovascular and metabolic health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Yoga has been around for centuries, with writings extolling its virtues in producing serenity and transcendence – but world leaders, as well as a growing collection of scientific research, are pointing to how the ancient practice also can be good for your health.

The United Nations […]

June 19th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

New York City and San Francisco considering warnings for sodium, sugar-sweetened drinks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Two of America’s largest cities, one on each coast, called out warnings Wednesday to consumers about the dangers lurking in certain food and drinks.

In New York City, the health department proposed menu warnings – in the shape of a salt-shaker symbol – for all high-sodium […]

June 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized||1 Comment

AHA marks 91st anniversary

Thursday marks the American Heart Association’s 91st anniversary. The organization was founded by six doctors who believed heart disease could be treated, prevented and even cured – at a time when many people believed there was no hope against this disease. Since then, the American Heart Association has grown […]

June 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||2 Comments

New York to consider sodium warning labels

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New York could become the first city in the nation to put warning labels on high-sodium items on chain restaurant menus.

Under a proposal  presented Wednesday at a New York City Board of Health public meeting, any restaurant chain with 15 or more locations must add […]

June 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Top of the charts: Most Powerful Voice competition launches gospel singers

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Brandon Camphor saw a post on social media with these words: “Do you have the gospel voice that can claim the title of Most Powerful Voice?”

He was immediately intrigued.

Camphor, who four years earlier had started the gospel group “Brandon Camphor & OneWay,” read on: The […]

Spanish TV network Univision rallies viewers to join weight loss, nutrition program

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Are you up for Challenge 28?

During the month of June, Spanish TV network Univision is rallying its viewers to join a new online program to lose weight, improve nutrition and live a healthier life. Called Reto 28, or Challenge 28, the free program provides participants […]

June 4th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized||3 Comments