American Heart Association

Flu is recurring and approaching health issue

With Ebola requiring attention around the world, public health officials warn that the flu is a recurring health issue that should not be ignored.

“We should be as worried as we always are about the flu,” said Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., an American Heart Association volunteer and medical director of […]

While FDA considers e-cigarette regulation, states and cities continue to act

While the Food and Drug Administration proposes to regulate the sales, marketing and product quality of e-cigarettes, states and cities are moving forward with their own regulations to restrict e-cigarette exposure.

While the FDA already regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco, relatively new e-cigarettes are still under […]

Meltzer came to the AHA as a way to meet people; it turned out to be ‘almost like a calling’

Neil Meltzer grew up knowing exactly what he wanted to do with his life. He was going to save the world.

Seriously, that’s how he describes his longtime aim of making the world a healthier place.

His dream job was with the World Health Organization. He pursued it by getting a […]

“Saving Children’s Lives” pilot program making a difference in Africa

A new training program led by the American Heart Association is saving lives in Sub-Saharan Africa and may ultimately help prevent the needless deaths of many young children in developing nations around the globe through better training of health care workers.

The AHA’s “Saving Children’s Lives” pilot program, in collaboration […]

Tobacco use could kill 1.5 million in India by 2020, report says

Despite numerous smoke-free and anti-tobacco laws, India tobacco controls are not being well implemented, says an international report released on Thursday.

The result is that the ravages of tobacco could kill 1.5 million in India each year by 2020, if more people don’t kick the habit, said the report released Thursday by […]