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Berkeley, California, passes historic sweetened-drink tax

Voters made history Tuesday in Berkeley, California, by imposing a per-ounce tax on sodas and other sweetened beverages – a result welcomed by proponents as a breakthrough in the fight against America’s obesity epidemic.

San Francisco also had a measure on the ballot, but it did not pass by the […]

Serving up fruits and veggies on National Eating Healthy Day

On this National Eating Healthy Day, listen to the advice of generations of mothers: Eat your vegetables (and fruit).

Americans typically consume about half their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. The American Heart Association recommends eating eight or more fruit and vegetable servings every day. For an average […]

Misdiagnosed with panic disorder, teen pushes for more answers

Jessica Weber first had heart rhythm issues at age 15. Misdiagnosed with panic disorder she pushed for more answers and was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia. She tells her stories because heart disease affects everyone and she believes in the power of a woman’s heart.

 

October 31st, 2014|Categories: Blog||0 Comments

It takes a village to control blood pressure

A community-based program called “Check It, Change It” used in combination with the American Heart Association’s Heart360 and on-the-ground providers effectively reduced blood pressure among a large group of diverse patients, according to a recently published study.

The success of this pilot program was noteworthy because it demonstrated that varied and […]

Motorcycle lover shares his story for World Stroke Day

At 39, Gabe Scofield felt he was in the best shape of his life. A service manager at a motorcycle dealership in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Scofield regularly spent time racing motorcycles offroad, mountain biking and weight training.

The father of two boys—13-year-old Jesse and 6-year-old Zander—Scofield strove to take good […]

Study: Patients recall vivid memories during cardiac arrest

Survivors of cardiac arrest may be at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health issues because they maintained vivid memories of their near-death experiences, according to a recent study.

What happens to the mind during cardiac arrest and what it remembers is an understudied area. Sam Parnia, MD, […]

Costs to treat bleeding strokes increase 10 years later

Costs to treat strokes caused by bleeding in the brain may increase significantly 10 years later, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

The Australian study is the first to include 10 years of follow-up data on stroke cost estimates, which may also apply to the […]

Dallas, AHA career and health fair set

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the city of Dallas are joining forces Thursday for the first time at the “Explore the AHA Career Fair and Expo.”

Peggy McKee, owner of Career Confidential, will be keynote speaker and share strategies for job seekers.

The event will be held from 1 […]

After-school programs still needed for 19.4 million children, report says

While more than 10 million children participate in after-school programs, there is still a need for programs for another 19.4 million children, according to a report released Thursday by Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring that all children have access to affordable, quality after-school programs.

According to the report, the unmet […]

World Thrombosis Day: Understanding the often hidden risks, dangers of potentially deadly blood clots

Nearly three years after suffering a pulmonary embolism and six blood clots in her leg veins following routine knee surgery, Amy Fordham-Duff is still healing. But thanks to a small army of loving, supportive family, friends and health and wellness specialists, she’s winning her battle.

“I never could have imagined […]