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Older, healthy adults with systolic BP below 140 have lower stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Raising the systolic blood pressure threshold from 140 to 150 mmHg, as a new target for high blood pressure treatment in older people who don’t have chronic kidney disease or diabetes, could put this population at greater stroke risk, according to new research in the […]

Telethon to raise awareness of stroke and aphasia

The Language of Love Telethon, Stroke and Aphasia Awareness telethon will be broadcast on March 20 on Madhouse TV from 2–8 p.m. CT.

This is the second year for the online telethon, which raises awareness and funds for the American Stroke Association, The Head Injury Association and RenéMarie Language of […]

January 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

The search begins for a research team leader

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The search for one person with “One Brave Idea” to solve the challenges of coronary heart disease is one step closer to a reality, with the hope that the idea could eventually lead to a cure.

Applications are available for download and submission at 4 p.m. […]

Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased visceral fat

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day was associated with an increase in a particular type of body fat that may affect diabetes and heart disease risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Data from the Framingham Heart Study — federally supported, ongoing […]

Small reductions in kidney function associated with heart, blood vessel damage

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Even small reductions in kidney function are associated with heart and blood vessel damage, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“Even in very healthy people, a small reduction in kidney function from normal to just a bit below normal was associated […]

Colorado sets new nutrition, physical activity standards for child-care centers

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New nutrition and physical activity standards for licensed child-care centers in Colorado are hoping to break bad habits early by limiting screen time and requiring no sugary drinks be served to children.

The rules, which will affect more than 100,000 children in 1,350 early care facilities, […]

December 14th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Children, Healthy Living, Prevention||0 Comments

Women with Type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease as men

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women with Type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to have coronary heart disease compared to men and may also need more frequent and intense physical activity to lower their risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

A new American Heart Association scientific statement published in […]

Lawsuit hopes to block sodium menu warnings in New York City

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The National Restaurant Association plans to file a lawsuit this week to try and block a New York City regulation requiring high-sodium warnings on some restaurant menu items.

The labels kicked off a new era in nutritional warnings on Tuesday and are believed to be the […]

New York City to require sodium warnings on some chain restaurant menus

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings on Tuesday by requiring many chain restaurants to post a warning label on menu items that have high sodium content.

The rule – believed to be the first of its kind in the country – requires […]

Lowering body temperature increases survival of some cardiac arrest patients

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

DALLAS — Lowering the body’s temperature of cardiac arrest patients with “non-shockable” heart rhythms increases survival rates and brain function, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“Therapeutic hypothermia” is a medical treatment that intentionally lowers the body’s temperature to protect it […]