American Heart Association

Enjoy the day and light up the night while celebrating the nation’s birthday

It’s America’s birthday. Time to revel in Old Glory, fireworks and hot, muggy weather. To soak up all the excitement — or alternatively get away from it all – follow this advice and spend the holiday weekend happy.

Bottom’s up: Water bottles, that is. Stay hydrated before, during and after […]

Simple Science @Heart: Extreme temperatures may raise risk of premature heart-related death

Just a two day “heat wave” may increase the risk of premature heart-related death.

Researchers found that a heat wave – the hottest one percent of temperatures – for two or more days led to increased cardiovascular death risks. The scientists compared heart-related deaths and daily temperatures in Brisbane, Australia, […]

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July! Holidays are a great time to relax and spend time with family and friends, and I hope you’ll enjoy yours to the fullest. And if you plan to be outdoors, please keep in mind the American Heart Association’s tips to […]

Keep Heart Safe In The Heat!

As we head into this holiday weekend which is the official start of the summer,  it’s important to keep your heart safe while exercising or participating in any type of outdoor activity. Heat-related deaths and illness are quite preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. While the elderly, […]