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2014-04-22 23:12:46

The International Association of Healthcare Professionals is proud to be a part of the fight against heart disease in women. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The International Association of Healthcare Professionals attended the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon, the latest event in its ongoing efforts to increase awareness of health issues afflicting women. IAHCP is honored to partner with such prominent organizations to help fight the epidemic of heart disease in women. The Go...

2014-04-22 08:33:52

The World's Largest Potato On Wheels Will Travel Close to 19,000 Miles and Visit 26 States in Five Months with a Fresh New Look and an Important Heart-Health Message for Women BOISE, Idaho, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The head-turning, jaw-dropping Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck is back on the road for its third consecutive cross-country tour with a new message for women: Take care of your heart! The five-month long, 2014 Big Idaho® Potato Truck Tour kicked off in Boise, Idaho with waves,...

2014-04-01 12:59:16

Study Highlight: -Having blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels slightly higher than the recommended guidelines in early adulthood is associated with lower cognitive function in mid-life. Being heart healthy as a young adult  may increase your chance of staying mentally sharp in mid-life, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In a 25-year study on 3,381 people, 18- to 30-years-old, those with blood pressure, blood sugar and...

2014-03-30 16:20:14

ATLANTA, March 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings presented this weekend at the American College of Cardiology Annual Conference assessing the potential association of post menopausal female diet soda intake and risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and stroke, are flawed, do not support the majority of the scientific evidence on the topic, and are at odds with statements from the American Heart Association. "The study findings are very speculative and should be considered with...

2014-03-28 11:28:10

Study Highlights: -Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than 50 percent. -Less than a third of stroke survivors maintained consistent blood pressure control more than 75 percent of the time. Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. For the study,...

2014-03-26 08:28:18

CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ArcelorMittal, one of the world's leading steel companies, is encouraging people across the country to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle by supporting National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. National Walking Day is the American Heart Association's nationwide call to action for Americans to get more physically active. ArcelorMittal is supporting National Walking Day by hosting walking events near local plant sites,...

Stroke Warning Signs Often Missed By Women
2014-03-21 08:19:13

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a recent study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2014 Scientific Sessions, many women in the United States are unaware of most warning signals for a stroke. For this study 1,205 women were surveyed by phone. Researchers found that 51 percent of women correctly identified sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the face as a warning...

Obesity And High Sodium Intake Speeds Cell Aging In Teens
2014-03-21 05:14:23

American Heart Association Meeting Report Overweight or obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods may show signs of faster cell aging, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology & Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism Scientific Sessions 2014. "Lowering sodium intake, especially if you are overweight or obese, may slow down the cellular aging process that plays an important role in the development of heart disease," said...

2014-03-18 23:04:45

March is National Nutrition Month—an education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to bring attention to the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits. To support National Nutrition Month, Salt for Life™ Sea Salt Blend is making a $5,000 donation to the American Heart Association and is stressing the importance of monitoring our daily sodium intake. Minnetonka, Minn. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 March is...

Stroke Patients Benefit From Faster Treatment
2014-03-14 10:43:26

American Heart Association Every 15-minute delay in delivering a clot-busting drug after stroke robs survivors of about a month of disability-free life, according to a new study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. On the other hand, speeding treatment by just one minute means another 1.8 days of healthy life, researchers said. “‘Save a minute; save a day’ is the message from our study, which examined how even small reductions in treatment delays might benefit...


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