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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

USDA: Federal efforts to make schools nutritious are working

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ongoing federal efforts to make school meals more nutritious and widely available to low-income students are working and should be left alone, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday in a conference call including doctors from some of the nation’s top health organizations.

“With one-third of […]

March 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||2 Comments

New Hampshire to offer health insurance coverage to about 50,000 uninsured

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New Hampshire earned approval from the federal government this month to expand Medicaid and offer health insurance coverage to about 50,000 uninsured people.

“Federal approval of this waiver is another important step forward for the New Hampshire Health Protection Program, which will help it increase the […]

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

AHA CEO Nancy Brown speaks at SXSW about technology, heart disease

By American Heart Association News

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown is back in Austin at South by Southwest, one of the nation’s most influential and hip gatherings.

Brown spoke to attendees on Tuesday, emphasizing how technology and social connections can help Americans battle cardiovascular disease and stroke.

“People are engaging in […]

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

Losing weight substantially reduces Atrial Fibrillation

Obese patients with atrial fibrillation who lost at least 10 percent of their body weight were six times more likely to achieve long-term freedom from this common heart rhythm disorder compared to those who did not lose weight, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s […]

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