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Latest American Heart Association Stories

2014-03-04 08:33:06

AHA-Tucson Division Names SynCardia Co-Founder Copeland a Heart Hero for His Pioneering Work With Heart Transplants & the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart TUCSON, Ariz., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally renowned heart transplant pioneer Dr. Jack G. Copeland was honored recently as a "Heart Hero" by the American Heart Association in Tucson, Arizona, for his trailblazing work saving lives with heart transplantation, the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and the use of...

2014-02-27 12:27:56

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group recently teamed up with the American Heart Association and Broward PULSE in the fight against heart disease. BHG joined on as the "Social Spark" to power the social media presence for the annual PULSE Red Party on February 15 in Fort Lauderdale. More than 400 PULSE supporters attended this year's event, helping to raise $180,000. "It is a privilege to support a cause that hits close to home for so many...

2014-02-27 12:27:24

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Macy's, the American Heart Association's founding national sponsor of Go Red For Women, announced today that it raised $2.3 million for the movement this February. In support of National Heart Month which ends this week, more than 1.1 million customers nationwide purchased a Red Dress pin for $2, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Go Red For Women. Every dollar raised through Macy's Red Dress pin sales directly benefits the community...

2014-02-24 12:27:03

Simple, non-invasive $4 test detects critical heart defects OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A simple test could save a child's life, but hospitals in Kansas are not required to offer it. This inexpensive, easy, lifesaving test to detect critical congenital heart defects, known as pulse oximetry, is required in more than 30 states across the country including Missouri. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment currently recommends that pulse...

2014-02-24 08:29:42

Data Published in Stroke Demonstrate Robotic Measurements of Motor Performance Can Be Used to Reduce Time and Cost of Phase III Drug Trials By 70 Percent WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactive Motion Technologies (IMT), global leader in Redefining Recovery(TM) using robotic tools for neurorehabilitation, has announced publication of results from a ground-breaking study identifying biomarkers of motor recovery in Stroke, Journal of the American Heart Association....

2014-02-24 04:21:50

American Heart Association Program Promotes Corporate Wellness, Cultural Change CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association is encouraging companies that create and promote a culture of physical activity and health to submit an application to be considered for the Association's Fit-Friendly Companies Award. Applications are due by April 1 and can be found at www.heart.org/fitfriendly. The American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Companies...

2014-02-20 20:22:38

AURORA, Ohio, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The runway lights were aglow last evening, as Technical Consumer Products, Inc. ("TCP"), held a lively fashion show event to benefit The American Heart Association's "Go Red Campaign," to help raise money in the fight against women's heart disease. Headlined by TCP's "Red Man Group," attendees watched as fourteen brave men - yes, MEN - pranced across the stage wearing some of today's hottest dresses, hairstyles (wigs!) and accessories, high...

2014-02-20 16:25:01

Organization Supports New York City Go Red For Women Luncheon, Spreads Awareness of Grains' Role in Heart Health WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More women die of heart disease than of any other cause; however, only one in five women believes it is her greatest health threat. With this in mind, the Grain Foods Foundation is partnering with the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement to generate awareness of the disease and promote women's heart health. Grain...

2014-02-20 12:28:05

WARSAW, N.C., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The elementary students of Duplin, Sampson and Bladen counties in North Carolina are jumping at the chance to help fight heart disease, our nation's No. 2 cause of death among children. Jump Rope for Heart allows them to learn about "Heart Healthy" living and participate in fun, active physical activities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140220/CG68211LOGO) By 2020 the American Heart Association wants to improve the...

2014-02-13 23:02:44

ESI Honored with the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Award, and the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Status Plano, TX (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 ESI, an innovative designer and manufacturer of high-performance business telephone systems and cloud services, today announced its recognition as a 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplace in America. The company also achieved Gold status in the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksite program. “At ESI, our...