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St. Jude Medical Foundation commits $1 million to improve heart failure care

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

St. Jude Medical Foundation is donating $1 million to improve hospital care for heart failure patients in Minnesota and Texas.

The pilot sponsorship program for the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure initiative will fund staff, training, clinical tools, patient education materials and data […]

Mobile phones should be used to speed help to cardiac arrest victims, guidelines say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cities nationwide should consider using mobile phones and apps to connect people in cardiac arrest with nearby CPR-trained rescuers, say new guidelines from the American Heart Association.

The guidelines, published Thursday in Circulation, claim that such community programs could increase bystander CPR, which, depending on the […]

New resuscitation guidelines update CPR chest pushes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Updated resuscitation guidelines refine how fast and how deep chest compressions should be during CPR – although it’s unlikely that a non-professional rescuer will notice.

The new rate of chest compressions is 100 to 120 compressions, or pushes, per minute, compared to “at least 100” in previous guidelines, according […]

October 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog, CPR, Emergency Response|Tags: , , |7 Comments

AHA receives Million Hearts funding

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The federal government will help fund the American Heart Association’s participation in an initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

Called Million Hearts, the campaign was launched in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Centers for Disease […]

October 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog, High Blood Pressure|Tags: |0 Comments

CDC: Flavored tobacco entices kids to smoke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Seven in 10 middle school and high school students — or 3.26 million — who used tobacco in the previous month used a flavored variety, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration.

“Flavored tobacco products are enticing a new generation […]

September 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Children|Tags: , |0 Comments

Clinton Foundation CEO Donna Shalala suffers stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Donna Shalala, 74, a former cabinet secretary under President Bill Clinton and currently chief executive and president of the Clinton Foundation, has had a stroke.

Shalala was with colleagues Tuesday evening when the stroke occurred, following a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, the foundation’s spinoff […]

September 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Healthy oils now eligible for Heart-Check mark

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association now is accepting some liquid vegetable oils for Heart-Check certification, a step the organization hopes will help consumers better understand the role of fats in a healthy diet.

Manufacturers of canola, olive, corn and corn-based vegetable oils can apply for the AHA’s […]

Older Americans who work are healthier than those unemployed, retired

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Older working adults, particularly with physically demanding jobs, are healthier than their unemployed or retired counterparts, according to a study published Thursday in Preventing Chronic Disease.

Based on the 1997-2011 National Health Interview Survey of more than 83,000 adults ages 65 and older, people with physically […]

September 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog||0 Comments

Taking a walk to fight heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Visitors to TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, may have seen something odd recently: the hospital’s CEO duct-taped to a wall.

Hospital employees had donated money for strips of duct tape to stick Jeffrey Woods to the wall of a busy hallway. With Woods fully immobilized a […]

September 16th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments

AHA, NFL launch program to encourage safe sports

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Keeping kids who play sports safe and keeping all kids physically active are the goals of a new program launched by the NFL and American Heart Association.

Back to Sports provides certified athletic trainers with grants that will fund up to 100 community events nationwide for […]

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