American Heart Association

  • Facebook Nov 17, 2019

    Apple Nixes Vape-Related Apps for IPhone Users

    In an effort to cease the promotion of vape culture with related deaths on the rise, Apple has announced that it will no long offer vape-related apps for iPhones.

  • New York City Nov 16, 2019

    Big Study Casts Doubt on Need for Many Heart Procedures

    People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found. The results challenge...

  • Facebook Oct 28, 2019

    Facebook Will Now Remind You to Get Flu Shots and Medical Checkups

    Facebook is now going to start reminding you when to get a medical checkup. The company is rolling out a tool to remind its users in the U.S., based on demographic factors such as age and gender, to get a screening or health test. The company is making this move, according to Freddy Abnousi, a cardiologist who runs Facebook’s health...

  • Harvard Oct 13, 2019

    Who Says You Can't Eat Red Meat? Food Advice Questioned Anew

    So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn’t enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health experts and groups including the American Cancer Society and American Heart...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    What We Know (and Don't) About Juul, Teen Vaping and Illness

    An outbreak of vaping illnesses. A surge in teens using electronic cigarettes. They’re often spoken of in the same urgent breath, but it’s not clear how — or even if — they are connected.

  • Donald Trump Aug 17, 2019

    Advocates Already See Fallout From Immigration Rule Change

    Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance....

  • Harvard Jul 22, 2019

    Study: Millions Should Stop Taking Aspirin for Heart Health

    Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday. A daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for people who have already had a heart attack or stroke and for those diagnosed with heart disease. But for the otherwise healthy, that advice has been overturned. Guidelines released this year ruled...

  • LEADER Jul 5, 2019

    Robocalls Are Not Only Annoying — There's an Entire Dirty Industry Behind Them, FTC Reveals

    The Federal Trade Commission announced last week a crackdown on robocallers, giving one of the clearest pictures yet of the people and organizations behind the avalanche of nuisance phone calls to consumers. The actions are important because they draw the connection between robocalls, which may seem like mere annoyances, to the fraudulent organizations or illegal mass-calling schemes behind them. “We...

  • Donald Trump Jun 24, 2019

    Medical Groups Warn Climate Change Is a ‘Health Emergency'

    As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as “a health emergency.” The new climate change agenda released by the groups, including the American Medical Association and the American...

  • Europe May 10, 2019

    Juul's ‘Switch' Campaign for Smokers Draws New Scrutiny

    The young models and the candy-colored graphics that helped propel Juul to the top of the e-cigarette market are gone. In their place are people like Carolyn, a 54-year-old former smoker featured in new TV commercials touting Juul as an alternative for middle-age smokers. “I don’t think anyone including myself thought that I could make the switch,” Carolyn says, sitting...

  • JUDGE May 3, 2019

    School Lunches Could Get More White Bread With Trump Rollback

    Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints about taste and costs, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole grains. The cafeteria directors who lobbied for the change say they just want greater flexibility to serve foods like white bread — which are...

  • disease Apr 29, 2019

    Stroke Prevention Tips: Don't Think You're Too Healthy

    The death of “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Luke Perry this week from a massive stroke at the age of 52 is drawing attention to the risks for men of all ages. Men under 65 tend to fall behind other demographic groups in treatment and control of risk factors, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Strokes...

  • Facebook Apr 11, 2019

    How Safe Is Running a Marathon? Heart Doctors Say It Depends

    It was the death heard ’round the running world. In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes got a gut check: Just because you run marathons doesn’t mean you’re safe from heart problems. Fast-forward 35 years, and...

  • NBC NEWS Mar 18, 2019

    Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended to Prevent Heart Attacks for Healthy, Older Adults

    Taking a low-dose aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack or stroke is no longer recommended for adults age 70 or over, according to new guidelines released Sunday, NBC News reported. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association reversed previous guidance that recommended adults over the age of 50 take a baby aspirin a day to prevent...

  • New Orleans Mar 16, 2019

    Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problem But More Research Needed

    A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps.

  • Maryland Feb 12, 2019

    Maryland Could Raise Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

    Maryland could become the next state to raise its smoking age to 21 as new data shows tobacco use among teens is on the rise.

  • stroke Jan 31, 2019

    Nearly Half of US Adults Have Heart Or Blood Vessel Disease

    A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that’s mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. The American Heart Association said Thursday that more than 121 million adults had cardiovascular disease in 2016. Taking out those with only...

  • Commissioner Jan 30, 2019

    E-Cigs Outperform Patches and Gums in Quit-Smoking Study

    A major new study provides the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes, with e-cigarettes proving nearly twice as effective as nicotine gums and patches. The British research, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, could influence what doctors tell their patients and shape the debate in the U.S., where the Food and Drug Administration...

  • VMS Dec 10, 2018

    American Heart Association Warns About Blood Pressure Medicine Recall

    The American Heart Association warned blood pressure patients about not taking recalled medicine until their doctors find a suitable replacement. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan explains why.

  • Asher Klein Nov 12, 2018

    New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

    Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government’s physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago. Since then, the list of benefits of exercise has grown, and there’s more evidence...

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