Doctors should not ignore physical activity during routine check-ups

Doctors should evaluate your physical activity as often as they check blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association statement.

“Most healthcare providers have not routinely assessed physical activity levels among their patients because they have not had the right tools,” said Scott Strath, […]

New effort to raise heart attack and stroke awareness, save more lives in India

The American Heart Association and the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origins  plan to work together to increase heart attack and stroke awareness, improve resuscitation training and save more lives, both in India and among Indian doctors in the U.S.

The collaboration calls for programs in Indian and U.S. communities […]

More coverage of study on sex after a heart attack

The American Heart Association’s study about women hoping to get more information from their doctors about sex after a heart attack was covered extensively by other news outlets.

CBS News offered this video and online story
Harvard Women’s Health Watch offered this story
MSNBC offered this q-and-a

The American Heart Association also offers […]