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5 lifestyle tips for a healthy fall American Heart

DALLAS, Sept. 1, 2021 — As we dive into another unpredictable fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, urges people to take time to nurture their body and mind for better overall health.

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Heart failure data challenge to address social and

(6 days ago) Health disparities include environmental threats, individual and behavioral factors, inadequate access to health care, poverty and educational inequalities. Social determinants of health include resources such as food supply, housing, economic and social relationships, education and health

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Renowned drag queen Trixie Mattel ‘serves’ heart health

(7 days ago) DALLAS, Sept 8, 2021 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and its Revive initiative, a fundraising and education initiative for content creators, livestreamers and gamers, is raising awareness of the barriers to cardiovascular health and mental well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or

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$1M granted to community organizations to promote

(2 days ago)Health and wellbeing are only feasible if we first address basic needs of safe drinking water, healthy foods and quality education for young children,” said Donna Arnett, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., B.S.N., volunteer chair of Voices for Healthy Kids’ strategic advisory committee and dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.

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Policy change is an essential strategy to improving

(3 days ago) We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a

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Physical activity even more critical as students return to

(4 days ago) The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1. About NFL PLAY 60. NFL PLAY 60 is the League's national youth health and wellness campaign to encourage kids to get physically active for at least 60 minutes a day.

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Discrimination contributes to poorer heart health for

(8 days ago)Health care systems need to play a significant role – to enact policies to encourage and support researchers and health care professionals to ask these questions in a respectful manner and to implement structures that emphasize the clinical importance of understanding the many layers related to caring for people with a minority sexual

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New American Heart Association health care principles call

(4 days ago) The principles build on health care advisories the American Heart Association issued in 1993 and 2008, which guided the Association in evaluating federal and state health care proposals. “Despite major gains in the number of people with health care coverage over the past decade, millions of people lack health insurance and millions more have

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Making nutrition counseling as simple as a visit to the

(1 days ago) DALLAS, Sept. 7, 2021 — Nutrition is at the core of good health, but many people do not have access to resources to help them shop, cook and eat in a healthy way. A new continuing education (CE) course intends to help healthcare providers re-think where

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Low-income adults less likely to receive preventive heart

(2 days ago) Heart-health screenings, including routine blood pressure and cholesterol checks, and counseling to improve diet, increase exercise or smoking cessation are important for lowering the risk for CVD. For decades, studies have confirmed markers of socioeconomic status such as income are associated with cardiovascular disease; however, the

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Serious disparities in care and outcomes found among Black

(9 days ago) Race is a powerful determinant of a patient’s health, along with their sex, age, insurance status and socio-economic status, and these factors work additively from a risk standpoint. For example, an older Black woman from a low-income household without medical insurance will likely have worse health outcomes than a middle-aged white man from

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Health data collaboration will improve outcomes for

(3 days ago) Health data collaboration will improve outcomes for medical emergencies. American Heart Association and RapidSOS to connect first responders and 9-1-1 telecommunicators with life-saving medical information. New York, June 18, 2019 – Too often life-saving medical data isn’t available to first responders during emergencies.

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Young adults who lost and then restored heart health had

(2 days ago) Using the Korean National Health Insurance Services, a nationwide health insurer database, Kim and colleagues analyzed information collected from more than 3.5 million adults who completed routine health exams in 2003 and 2004. A subgroup of approximately 2.9 million participants underwent a follow-up health examination between 2005 and 2008.

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Scholarships awarded to 5 students committed to wellness

(8 days ago) DALLAS, September 16, 2021 — The American Heart Association’s school-based program, American Heart Challenge™, awarded five high school juniors and seniors with $1,000 college scholarships recognizing their commitment to wellness and community health. The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, offers …

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Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 marks five year milestone by

(8 days ago) PHILADELPHIA, March 1, 2021 — The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives and Aramark, the largest U.S. based food service company, reported the five year results from their Healthy for Life ® 20 By 20 initiative, created to help improve the health of all Americans through better nutrition and lifestyle habits.

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$20M awarded for scientific research to ensure health

(8 days ago) The Health Equity Research Network on the Prevention of Hypertension is part of the multi-pronged approach of the American Heart Association’s unprecedented pledge to aggressively address social determinants of health while working to improve health equity for all communities. Teams of scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in

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Saving moms’ lives: a policy roadmap to better health

(7 days ago) The policy statement, Call to Action: Maternal Health and Saving Mothers issued in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation, sets a new policy agenda to ensure healthy pregnancies, healthy births and healthy moms. With the support of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, the

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Teaching Gardens® program opens new round of grants to

(5 days ago) The majority of cardiovascular diseases are preventable, and a person’s overall health is determined by many factors other than access and quality of clinical care; access to healthy foods is one such factor that affects a person’s health outcomes.

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Study finds benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh

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Discrimination, stress linked to poorer heart health in

(Just Now) “Heart health of transgender and gender diverse people is an important and understudied topic, and it’s critical we highlight what we know and what we need to know about heart health among these populations,” said Carl G. Streed, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., chair of the writing group for the statement, an assistant professor of internal medicine

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No-cost cardiology consultations for under-resourced

(5 days ago) DALLAS, June 17, 2021 — Under-resourced populations have a disproportionately higher incidence of chronic and debilitating conditions, including cardiovascular disease. Conventional access to specialist care for cardiovascular disease can be expensive, geographically limited, and even completely unavailable to communities that need it the most, yet health consultations that include

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New digital tools help people with high blood pressure and

(9 days ago) Happify Health is a LifeTech company that delivers digital therapeutics and innovative care delivery models to improve mental and physical health. As a leader in digital therapeutic solutions, Happify Health’s safe, effective digital tools use scientific research from positive psychology, CBT and mindfulness, combined with a gamified approach

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COVID-19 pandemic magnified health inequities for people

(3 days ago) Research Highlights: High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease; high blood pressure has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic particularly for people in under-resourced communities. The shift to virtual outpatient health care may be

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Schools across 42 states receive grants for health

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Self-perceived social standing may affect cardiovascular

(Just Now) Cardiovascular health was defined as ideal, intermediate and poor according to the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 (LS7), a composite score of seven modifiable heart-healthy factors: smoking status, physical activity, diet, body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels. A composite cardiovascular health score

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Healthy Senior Living certification boosts confidence in

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Golfing regularly could be a hole-in-one for older adults

(6 days ago) Researchers analyzed data from the Cardiovascular Health Study, a population-based observational study of risk factors for heart disease and stroke in adults 65 and older. Starting in 1989 and continuing through 1999, participants had extensive annual clinical exams and clinic visits every six months for the 10-year period.

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Business leaders unveil strategic roadmap to improve

(5 days ago) Driving Health Equity in the Workplace includes a roadmap and related tools to help employees identify and address institutional practices, including structural racism, that contribute to discrimination and health inequities. The report, developed by a …

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Nearly 1,200 medical practices and health systems

(5 days ago) The health care organizations recognized range from single clinics to large health care delivery systems across 46 states and U.S. territories, representing more than 29.8 million adult patients—of which more than 8 million have hypertension.

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UPDATED: Cutting 200 calories daily and exercising may

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Decline in ideal heart health begins early for teen girls

(9 days ago) Decline in ideal heart health begins early for teen girls. Ideal heart health declines between ages 9 and 19 for girls, particularly for black girls and girls from families with lower education and income levels. Keeping girls physically active and eating healthy while avoiding smoking and teen pregnancy may help.

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Philadelphia social entrepreneurs receive funding to break

(1 days ago) Ride Health, an immigrant-founded, for-profit transportation platform that contracts directly with health systems, health plans and healthcare organizations to provide a variety of non-emergency transportation services to get patients to and from appointments. In North Philadelphia, a lack of transportation is a major barrier to health services.

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New guidance addresses structural racism in racial and

(4 days ago) DALLAS, February 11, 2021 — Structural racism is a public health crisis in the U.S. and worldwide. The scientific publishing community can improve our understanding and address the significant health impacts of structural racism in racial and ethnic disparities research,

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Studies highlight need to prioritize value in health care

(9 days ago) DALLAS, July 20, 2020 — Improving quality and value in health care for patients with cardiovascular disease requires a systemic approach that incorporates components including the patient voice, equity across all populations and effective deployment of technology and data, according to a series of analyses published today by the American Heart Association and the Duke-Margolis Center …

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Threats to public health leaders responding to the COVID

(9 days ago) DALLAS, July 2, 2020 — In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials worldwide are working tirelessly to slow the spread of COVID-19 by making evidence-based recommendations to the public, collaborating with health systems to provide the best care for patients and advising communities on how to reopen their economies while protecting the health of their …

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Despite some advances, women still face disparities of the

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Close monitoring for heart risk needed if breast, prostate

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Dr. Rachel Levine to deliver keynote address during

(2 days ago) Dr. Levine, the highest-ranking openly transgender public official in United States history, oversees the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' key public health offices and programs, a number of Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees, 10 regional health offices across the nation, and the Office of the Surgeon General and the

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Taking more steps daily may lead to a longer life

(1 days ago) The Women’s Health Study is funded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The lead author is funded by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Additional Resources:

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New statement provides path to include ethnicity, ancestry

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AHA Statement: Pregnant women with CVD need specialized

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Binge watching TV increases heart health risks more than a

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American Heart Association joins the Medical Society

(3 days ago) WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2019­ — The American Heart Association announced it has joined 54 other health organizations and medical societies in the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health (the Consortium). The Consortium, which comprises more than half the country’s physicians (approximately 600,000), is focused on educating doctors and their patients about the …

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American Heart Association CEO Roundtable Launches Mental

(5 days ago) DALLAS – Oct. 8, 2019 – The first step to tackling mental health is to normalize the conversation about it—and that’s what the American Heart Association’s CEO Roundtable is doing. In honor of World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10, 46 CEOs from leading U.S. companies and organizations unite their voices to kick off a nationwide public awareness campaign, “Sharing,” proving that

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26 Patient Groups Support Bill to Stabilize and Strengthen

(4 days ago) Washington, D.C., March 26, 2019 — Major legislation introduced today in the House of Representatives would amend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to improve access and affordability of health care.The bill, the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019, was introduced by Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-6), Ways and …

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The American Heart Association CEO Roundtable convenes

(5 days ago) Health equity, mental health and healthcare economics top this year’s agenda. Led by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, the 45-member CEO Roundtable leadership collaborative, established in 2013, drives innovative solutions to improve employee health and engagement through evidence-based solutions.

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Health Organizations Call on The Walt Disney Company to

(3 days ago) The health organizations are asking Disney to require that Vice adopt a strict policy prohibiting the company and its subsidiaries from working with tobacco companies. Second, the groups want Disney to require Vice to make all tobacco-related business relationships public, including a detailed description of all tobacco-related marketing

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President’s Budget Once Again Shows Complete Disregard for

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