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She’s half the woman she used to be, going from 380 pounds to certified personal trainer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOIATION NEWS

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Annabelle Jimenez’s knees ached constantly. Her back, too.

She knew why. Having long struggled to control the quality and quantity of her diet, her weight had ballooned to 380 pounds.

“I couldn’t walk a block without feeling extremely tired and in pain,” she said.

Jimenez grappled […]

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Healthy Living, multicultural, Obesity, Physical Activity, Stories from the Heart, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on She’s half the woman she used to be, going from 380 pounds to certified personal trainer

More attention should be paid to heart health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, study suggests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than heterosexuals to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary findings from a new study.

The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Lifestyle conference in New Orleans, analyzed data collected from 2,445 adults participating […]

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research, Stroke, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on More attention should be paid to heart health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, study suggests

A better way to predict heart attacks and strokes in space

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Researchers may have developed a more reliable way to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke in astronauts – and the technique may eventually help gauge the same danger for regular folks on Earth, too.

NASA astronauts currently undergo a special screening method that scans […]

July 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A better way to predict heart attacks and strokes in space

Limit low-calorie sodas and drinks, and stick to water instead, researchers advise

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People are drinking fewer diet drinks these days, and a panel of health experts agrees that’s a good idea.

A science advisory from the American Heart Association published Monday in the journal Circulation counsels against regular and long-term consumption of diet beverages, particularly in children. […]

July 30th, 2018|Categories: Children, Diabetes, Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Research, Sugar|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Limit low-calorie sodas and drinks, and stick to water instead, researchers advise

Proposed farm bill would put nutritious food further out of reach for vulnerable Americans, advocates say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The House of Representative’s proposed farm bill could have far-reaching effects on Americans living with chronic diseases like heart disease and stroke, advocacy groups say.

Last month, the House released its version of the farm bill that proposed sweeping changes to hunger assistance programs, including the […]

July 30th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Living, Nutrition|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Proposed farm bill would put nutritious food further out of reach for vulnerable Americans, advocates say

When it comes to protein, quality is more important than quantity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High-protein diets are everywhere, but not all protein is created equal. For heart health, experts say the key is moderation and choosing wisely.

“Very high intake of meat, especially processed red meat, is not good for overall health,” said Dr. Jyrki Virtanen, author of a recent […]

July 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on When it comes to protein, quality is more important than quantity

Making the case for better health in public housing

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As an attorney and vice president of a real estate firm, Marcella Roberts makes decisions based on data — cold, hard facts. But the stats about heart disease in women didn’t become real for her until it became personal.

Two years ago, while attending the American […]

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Making the case for better health in public housing

Returning to work after a heart attack can be tough, but also good medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After five weeks off recovering from her heart attack, Melissa Murphy looked forward to returning to her job.

“I’m back out, and I’m contributing again,” the Iowa mother of two remembered thinking. “I’m not a victim, which is how you sometimes feel when you’re sitting on […]

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Returning to work after a heart attack can be tough, but also good medicine

The new Great American Road Trip: Pedaling from coast to coast

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A road trip across the country is a someday dream for many Americans. Pedaling the roughly 4,000 miles from coast to coast adds an epic aspect to the adventure.

“When I was a kid, I met a guy in a bike shop whose bike was loaded […]

July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The new Great American Road Trip: Pedaling from coast to coast

Heart rhythm disorder ‘a major public health challenge and socioeconomic burden’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Emergency room visits for atrial fibrillation are soaring. Added to the number of people admitted to the hospital for the condition, it’s contributing to “an alarming growth” in its economic burden to the country, according to a new study.

Annual visits to the emergency department for […]

July 20th, 2018|Categories: Health, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Heart rhythm disorder ‘a major public health challenge and socioeconomic burden’