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Too much sodium on restaurant menus

Restaurant fare is notorious for being loaded with sodium. Now a new study finds restaurants are also serving up very sodium-dense foods.

The results, published Thursday in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, showed that regular menu items had an average of 2,196 milligrams of sodium per 1,000 calories […]

Uncertainties remain about link between marijuana and stroke risk

Suspicions that marijuana use may be associated with stroke attracted new attention this month following case reports on more than five dozen pot users. The report, published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, stopped short of claiming proof of a cause-and-effect link, but the early conclusions still drew […]

AHA president donates ECG that belonged to American Heart Association co-founder

“Have you ever heard of Paul Dudley White?” asked an atrial fibrillation patient being treated by American Heart Association President Elliott Antman, M.D. Dr. White is lionized as a pioneering heart specialist.

He was the famous doctor who once cared for President Dwight Eisenhower after a heart attack and was […]

Paramedics may be first source of treatment for stroke patients

A first-of-its-kind study has found that it is possible for paramedics to safely give intravenous medications to stroke patients in the early minutes after symptoms start.

In the government-funded study, published Feb. 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that although starting a drug called magnesium sulfate […]

February 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Being active a few days a week lowers risk of heart disease, stroke in women

Middle-aged women who are physically active a few times each week have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and blood clots than inactive women, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. More frequent physical activity does not appear to lower the risks any further, researchers […]

Clot-removing devices provide better outcomes for stroke survivors

Strokes caused by large blood clots in the brain are less likely to result in disability or death if the blockage is removed in the crucial early hours, according to reaffirming new research widely celebrated Wednesday.

Doctors quickly lauded the findings as instantly changing the way certain stroke sufferers are […]

Pregnancy left couple unprepared for twin son’s heart defect

As Shannon and Kendall Cogan prepared for the arrival of their twin boys, a congenital heart defect never entered into their minds.

Shannon’s pregnancy had gone well and the fraternal twins were scheduled for delivery by cesarean section at 38 weeks. But when Colt and Cade were born the morning of Dec. […]

CVS foundation donates $5 million to antismoking program for kids

The CVS Health Foundation announced Thursday that it will donate $5 million to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, to launch its “Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free” grant program.

The announcement comes exactly one year after CVS Health announced its landmark decision to became the first […]

Heart attack care initiative expands to Iowa with $4.6 million Helmsley grant

The American Heart Association announced Tuesday that it has received a $4.6 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to support the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline initiative in Iowa.

“This is a great day for rural health in Iowa, and especially for heart patients and their […]

Global experts gather in Dallas to discuss CPR and emergency cardiovascular care

Healthcare experts from around the globe are in Dallas for a once-every-five-years gathering to evaluate the latest questions and scientific research about CPR and emergency cardiovascular care, or ECC. The results will lead to recommendations that form how much of the world trains its medical workers and treats […]

January 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments