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North Carolina pulse ox test saved Jovie’s life

In the hours following Jovie Faye Smith’s birth last October, all seemed well: She was full-term, weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was feeding well.

But before she could leave the hospital, Jovie had to undergo a screening test that recently became mandatory for all newborns in the state of […]

February 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Andie MacDowell to be honored for raising awareness about heart disease in women

Andie MacDowell may be best known for her roles in classic films like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Groundhog Day, but the L’Oreal Paris model and award-winning actress has another role: advocating for heart health in women through the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.

On Feb. […]

February 6th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |1 Comment

Red sweeps the nation this month to support women’s heart health

The color red represents strength, joy and power and during American Heart Month in February, it symbolizes the fight against heart disease in women.

One in three women die of heart disease or stroke, according to the American Heart Association. Education and lifestyle changes, however, can prevent 80 percent of […]

February 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||7 Comments

Kawasaki Disease Symposium shares information, research on once mysterious disease

Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki first described the mysterious disease in 1967. For a decade, he called it GOK, for “God only knows.”

The cause remains unknown today, but researchers believe the disease – now known as Kawasaki Disease — may be an immune response to an acute infectious illness based in […]

February 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||2 Comments

Telethon to raise awareness of stroke and aphasia and support stroke organizations

RenéMarie Testa Adams knows what it’s like to survive stroke and aphasia.

To help raise awareness and funds for stroke organizations, she’s spearheading an online telethon.

Organized by the RenéMarie Language of Love Foundation, the event will be broadcast online MadHouse TV. Funds raised will benefit the American Stroke Association, the […]

January 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Wife of popular television personality shares what she’s learned as a caregiver

Denise McEwen doesn’t believe she ever heard the term “caregiver” before 2005.

It was that November that her husband suffered a devastating stroke and she became one.

“The strong man I married couldn’t walk, couldn’t talk and couldn’t take care of his family like he had anymore,” she said. “I had […]

January 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||4 Comments

Iowa to screen all newborns for congenital heart defects

Iowa joins a growing list of states that are requiring hospitals to screen newborns for congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry.

The state’s new regulation requires all Iowa hospitals to use the test, screening more than 27,000 babies each year.

Pulse oximetry is a low-cost, highly-effective and painless bedside test that looks […]

January 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||2 Comments

Daily aspirin fails to prevent heart attacks, increases bleeding risks

Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a 10-part series detailing the top scientific research of 2014, as determined by the American Heart Association’s volunteer and staff leaders.

Aspirin is known to help reduce heart attacks in people who have already had one, but a large-scale study in Japan points […]

December 29th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Future one-time treatment could lower cholesterol for life

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 10-part series detailing the top scientific research of 2014, as determined by the American Heart Association’s volunteer and staff leaders.

A single injection could eliminate a lifetime of high cholesterol, if humans respond to it as dramatically as mice did in a study […]

December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Promising experimental heart failure drug reduces deaths, hospitalizations

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a 10-part series detailing the top scientific research of 2014, as determined by the American Heart Association’s volunteer and staff leaders.

A new experimental drug could help many people with a certain kind of heart failure live longer, better lives, according to a large […]

December 19th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment