American Heart Association

Blood tests reveal early signs of cardiovascular disease risk in obese African-American teens


Long before they have symptoms, blood tests in obese African-American teens, especially girls, reveal immune system changes linked to greater cardiovascular disease risk, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension 2015 Scientific Sessions.

“Obesity in the formative years is already […]

Sixteen scholarships awarded to support diversity in healthcare

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Macy’s are awarding 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to help increase the number of  minority  healthcare professionals in hopes of better meeting the cultural needs of racially diverse patients.

The number of minority medical school graduates is increasing steadily, according to […]