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Albany Housing Authority bans smoking

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The 2,200 homes and apartments overseen by the Albany Housing Authority in New York will be smoke-free starting Jan. 1.

“We know that exposure to secondhand smoke for even a short time can cause serious medical problems, including heart attacks, lung cancer, asthma and [chronic obstructive pulmonary […]

August 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Rural Montana residents get lower-quality fruits, vegetables

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Fruits and vegetables sold in rural Montana stores cost the same but are of lower quality than those sold in urban stores, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.

The quality of fruits and vegetables could be a factor in obesity […]

August 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Report urges more tribal control over food systems

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The way food is produced, accessed and funded on tribal lands must be overhauled to combat the obesity and diabetes epidemics plaguing Native Americans, according to a report released Thursday.

Feeding Ourselves, a report commissioned by the American Heart Association, analyzed American Indian and Alaska Native […]

July 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Expanding health insurance long term would increase high blood pressure treatment, save lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Expanding the number of people who have health insurance would increase the treatment of high blood pressure with medication by over 5 percent, saving 95,000 lives between 2015 and 2050, according to a new study published Thursday.

Researchers used a statistical model to predict how expanding […]

July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Institute of Medicine report provides strategies for improving cardiac arrest survival

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nine out of 10 people who suffer from cardiac arrest outside a hospital die, but survival rates could be improved dramatically with more CPR training, a nationwide registry and other strategies, according to a report released Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine.

Cardiac arrest results from […]

June 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||2 Comments

Exercise benefits people with diabetes, even if it fails to improve fitness

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with diabetes who exercised regularly but didn’t increase their fitness levels still managed to improve their blood sugar and other important health factors, according to new research published Wednesday in Diabetes Care.

Researchers enrolled 202 people with Type 2 diabetes into three exercise groups and […]

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

FDA tells food makers to phase out trans fats

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued a ruling that effectively bans trans fats from the nation’s food supply, transforming processed foods in America.

The FDA’s final ruling revokes the “generally recognized as safe” classification for partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fats in […]

June 16th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

AHA staffer uses CPR to save a life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As Liz Young shopped for landscaping, she heard a woman screaming for someone who knew CPR.

She said her first thought was that “surely there’s somebody else, a doctor or a nurse. Then I realized, I’m the one. I have to go.  I know CPR,” said […]

June 16th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

FDA delays final ruling on trans fats

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Food and Drug Administration will not issue a final ruling Monday about trans fats as previously announced, although the announcement is “imminent,” according to agency spokesperson Megan McSeveney.

The FDA is expected to revoke the “generally accepted as safe” classification for partially hydrogenated oils, the main […]

June 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Survey reveals potentially dangerous misconceptions about heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Most people lack a basic understanding of heart failure, a public health threat affecting nearly six million Americans, according to a recent national survey commissioned by the American Heart Association.

Two-thirds of respondents confused heart failure with heart attack; 58 percent mistook heart failure for a […]

June 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: |4 Comments