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AHA president saw peripheral artery disease firsthand

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Like many people of his generation, Nathaniel Creager spent the prime years of his life with a constant companion: cigarettes.

He fired through three packs of unfiltered Chesterfields daily for about 30 years. Later in life, after he’d finally quit, his legs hurt when he walked […]

Tiny fish hearts atrophy in space, study finds

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Would fish do swimmingly in outer space, or would their muscle tissue shrink like those of human astronauts floating in zero gravity?

Japanese scientists had this question in mind when they sent groups of medaka fish into space to learn what happens to their hearts. What […]

Smartphones change how medical research is done

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Medical researchers are changing the way they investigate diseases and their effects now that millions of people are carrying smartphones.

Apps on mobile devices allow researchers to find participants for clinical studies across the globe not just down the road. And advanced sensors inside the devices […]

November 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||2 Comments

New York, companies take action while FDA mulls over sodium guidelines

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

While the Food and Drug Administration has been mulling over voluntary guidelines for manufacturers to reduce sodium in packaged food, companies and at least one city, New York, have taken actions to reduce sodium intake.

Beginning in December, New York will require chain restaurants to put […]

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

Officials testify on proposed dietary guidelines

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Officials with the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services testified Wednesday that guidelines regulating nutrition policy are based on science.

HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Committee on Agriculture that a majority of recommendations made through the […]

Casting a spotlight on the impact of non-communicable diseases on women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As the United Nations hosted a Sustainable Development Goals summit in New York City this week, a group gathered nearby to urge the world to focus on women’s health.

“We must continue to sound the alarm,” said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association and […]

Illinois is 27th state to require CPR in Schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association this week confirmed Illinois as the 27th state to adopt the AHA’s CPR in Schools program to provide lifesaving training to middle school and high school students.

With the addition of Illinois, states representing more than half of the U.S. population have […]

September 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: |1 Comment

Pregnancy complications may signal later risk of heart disease death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who experience complications during pregnancy may be at greater risk of dying from heart disease later in life than women with uncomplicated pregnancies, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Cardiovascular disease  is the No. 1 killer of American women. According to the […]

September 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca dies at age 67

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca, who at age 17 opened a submarine sandwich shop that he helped parlay into the world’s largest fast-food chain, died on Monday at age 67.

Subway confirmed his death on its website and said he had been scaling back his day-to-day role […]

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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation commits to Voices for Healthy Kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has committed $16 million in funding for the third year of Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative with the American Heart Association.

“Voices for Healthy Kids is truly a driving force of the national movement for healthier communities. We focus […]