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Running to fight stroke in honor of his wife

 BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For some people, running 26.2 miles may not seem like the best way to spend a birthday, but for Michael Lawrence of Natick, Massachusetts, there’s no better way to celebrate forty than to cross the Boston Marathon finish line.

Lawrence is a member of Tedy’s Team, […]

April 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Giving birth four times or more can predispose some women to heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Giving birth four times or more can predispose some women to having the early warning signs of heart disease, according to one study in a run of recent research focusing on pregnancy, birth and its impact on women’s heart health.

Research from cardiologists at University of […]

April 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Stroke survivor suffers setback in cross-country trek

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stroke survivor Sean Maloney is facing a setback in his coast-to-coast bicycle ride that’s raising awareness and raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke, and he’s dealing with it in his usual sunny-yet-tenacious approach.

Maloney is a former Intel executive who lost the ability to […]

April 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

E-cigarette use triples for middle and high school students

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

E-cigarette use has tripled among middle and high school students in the past year and now surpasses traditional cigarettes and every other tobacco product, according to the latest data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The findings from the 2014 National Youth […]

April 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

School food insiders speak out about nutrition rules

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Advocates who support school nutrition rules on whole grains, fruits and vegetables, along with others arguing for a retreat from nutrition program standards spoke Wednesday to a congressional committee.

The more-than-two-hour-long hearing was part of the larger debate on re-authorizing school food programs. The Healthy […]

April 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

CPR in Schools moves closer in New York

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New York moved closer this week to teaching students cardiopulmonary resuscitation in school when the Board of Regents took only 10 minutes to approve a report about adding the lifesaving skill to the curriculum.

The report was created by the New York Department of Education and […]

April 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Better use of data, technology, means better care, AHA volunteer says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Doctors can greatly improve healthcare and their patients’ experience by more efficiently using the data and technology at their disposal, according to longtime American Heart Association volunteer Vincent Bufalino, M.D.

Bufalino, senior vice president, Advocate Heart Institute, Advocate Health Care,  outlined the concept of “population health management” […]

April 13th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Zimmerman met with challenges on her journey back to health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ginger Zimmerman’s journey back to health is being met with many challenges.

The two-time heart transplant patient waited nearly nine months before finally getting a match, well beyond the 79-day median wait time the United Network for Organ Sharing track s for the highest priority heart transplant […]

April 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Iowa lawmakers pass bill on shared use of school, town facilities

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Iowa lawmakers passed a bill this week that clarifies liability issues for schools and towns that open up their facilities to the public.

The “community-use” or “shared-use” bill passed on Monday. It must now be signed by the governor before it can become law.

The legislation doesn’t […]

March 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

New rankings give a snapshot of the best and worst trends in the nation’s counties

New rankings released on Wednesday give a snapshot of the best and worst trends in health and mortality among the nation’s counties – with about 60 percent of the nation’s localities showing a decrease in preventable deaths.

Now in its sixth year, the County Health Rankings show that healthier counties […]

March 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment