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New initiative to educate Hispanics about health issues

Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO launched Prevenir Es Vivir (Prevention is Life) this week to educate U.S. Hispanics about how to prevent common health issues such as heart disease and cancer.

The American Heart Association will contribute to the initiative, which will include public service announcements, health segments on Telemundo news programs, […]

March 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

More moderate exercise may improve sleep in young adults

Young adults might sleep better if they exercise moderately and decrease sedentary behavior, according to research presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle meeting. Researchers looked at how different amounts of physical activity and sedentary behaviors impacted the quality and duration of sleep in 658 young adults […]

March 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

American Heart Association launches patient initiative

The American Heart Association is launching a new  healthcare and technology initiative that can help in heart disease and stroke recovery Connected Heart Health extends research-proven care beyond the healthcare setting by giving people information and resources to better manage their care themselves.

The program’s official launch comes with HealthCall, […]

March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Supreme Court prepares to hear Affordable Care Act insurance case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case that could potentially cause millions of patients, many of them middle- and low-income and living with chronic conditions, to lose their insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

The case, “King vs. Burwell” challenges the Affordable Care Act that […]

March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

More low-income children participate in school breakfasts

More low-income children across the country are participating in federally-funded school breakfasts, as districts create “Grab N Go” and other programs to serve children inside classrooms and not separately in cafeterias.

Still, nearly half the country’s eligible low-income students are missing out on breakfast.

During the last school year, about 11.2 million […]

March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Thirty champions announced in hypertension challenge

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Million Hearts announced the 2014 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge Champions this week.

Million Hearts launched the challenge to recognize health care teams and practices nationwide for helping patients keep blood pressure under control. Those selected achieved blood pressure control for at least […]

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

California lawmakers introduce bills to ban tobacco at Major League Baseball parks

New legislation introduced Tuesday in California would ban the use of tobacco at all Major League Baseball parks in the state — ballplayers included.

Lawmakers put forth two measures in Sacramento and San Francisco that would rid the nation’s pastime of the pervasive use of smokeless tobacco.

The bills come less than […]

February 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Cardiovascular research continues to show gender differences

The latest gender-specific research on heart disease — which claims more lives than all forms of cancer — continues to show differences between women and men.

But gaps remain in how to best diagnose, treat and prevent it, according to data published Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: […]

February 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Testing of ER patients for heart attack in absence of symptoms widespread

Emergency rooms are testing many patients for cardiac markers who show no signs of a heart attack, according to recently published research.
Testing for cardiac markers, when there are no signs of a heart attack, can be harmful for both the hospital and patient.
“Inappropriate testing for heart attacks increases the […]

February 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Research supports skilled, hands-on care in rehabilitation after stroke

The percentage of Americans surviving a stroke is at an all-time high. But experts caution that for those who survive, more effective strategies are needed to help them recover — and avoid another stroke.

The most helpful intervention may be one delivered at an inpatient rehabilitation facility, according to new […]