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Heart surgeon, Surgeon General among those honored at Red Dress Awards

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Kathy Magliato, M.D., broke into the elite, male-dominated world of heart surgery fueled by a passion for saving lives – a passion she parlayed into urging women to take better care of their hearts. Her life even inspired a new NBC show premiering next month.

On […]

Red everywhere to support women’s heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Red will light landmarks, stadiums and office towers coast-to-coast to support women’s heart health on Friday, National Wear Red Day. It’s part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women effort to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

Because 80 percent of heart disease […]

February 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Prevention, Women||0 Comments

Los Angeles City Council says smokeless tobacco is out!

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to pass an ordinance that bans smokeless tobacco use at all sporting venues in the city, including Dodger Stadium.

The ordinance was a blowout, passing 14-0, and will apply to both fans and players. It takes effect before this spring’s […]

January 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Patients, Prevention||0 Comments

Heart attacks in women undertreated, experts say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Heart attacks in women can have different causes and risks than in men, according to a new scientific statement. But most concerning to experts is that women are being undertreated.

Nearly 50,000 women died from heart attacks in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Study: AFib may pose bigger threat to women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Having an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation poses a greater health risk to women than men, researchers reported this week in the British Medical Journal.

Researchers analyzed the results of 30 studies involving more than 4 million AFib patients and found women were nearly twice […]

Millions at risk for heart disease, stroke now insured

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 6 million uninsured Americans at risk for heart disease and stroke gained health insurance in 2014, the first year coverage was available under the Affordable Care Act. Many more with a history of heart disease and stroke also became insured.

The analysis, released Tuesday […]

Study: E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Adult smokers who use electronic cigarettes are less likely to stop smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new study. That’s despite e-cigarettes being marketed as an effective stop-smoking method.

Researchers reported in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine that smokers who used e-cigarettes were 28 percent less likely […]

January 15th, 2016|Categories: Clean Air, Healthy Living||3 Comments

Denver commits $7 million to encourage biking, walking

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Denver dedicated $7.1 million in its 2016 budget – $1 million more than in 2015 – to make biking and walking throughout the city safer and easier. The city plans to add bike lanes, sidewalks, lighting and crosswalks, with $2.2 million going to Denver Moves, […]

January 13th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Prevention||0 Comments

Federal guidelines recommend healthy eating patterns to prevent chronic diseases

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New federal dietary guidelines announced on Thursday for the first time recommend Americans eat far less sugar and focus on a day-to-day pattern of eating a variety of nutritious, balanced foods.

Citing the fact that most Americans consume too much saturated fat, sodium and added sugar, […]

CDC: More American youth exposed to e-cigarette ads

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

About 18 million U.S. middle and high school students – 70 percent –  are exposed to e-cigarette advertising online, in stores, newspapers, magazines and movies, and on television, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The e-cigarette ads […]

January 5th, 2016|Categories: Children, Clean Air, Healthy Living||0 Comments