American Heart Association

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

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

Southern diet could be deadly for people with heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with a history of heart disease who eat a traditional Southern diet are more likely to die than those who follow a Mediterranean dietary pattern, according to new research.

The large-scale study, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adds to the […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, multicultural, Nutrition, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Southern diet could be deadly for people with heart disease

Study: 3 in 4 black adults have high blood pressure by their mid-50s

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Black adults are substantially more likely than white adults to develop high blood pressure by age 55, found a study that followed nearly 4,000 people for 30 years. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, and the findings may provide […]

July 11th, 2018|Categories: Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Study: 3 in 4 black adults have high blood pressure by their mid-50s

Growing up in Guyana, his parents encouraged him to dream big. Now he’s the AHA president.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – With a father who worked as a postmaster and a mother who was a homemaker, Ivor Benjamin grew up under modest circumstances.

The Benjamins lived in Guyana, a small nation on the Caribbean side of South America. Their home in Beterverwagting was about 9 […]

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Heart Disease, Heart Failure, multicultural, Stroke|Tags: , |Comments Off on Growing up in Guyana, his parents encouraged him to dream big. Now he’s the AHA president.

Aging LGBT seniors a ‘major public health issue’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LGBT people of all ages have experienced health inequalities, but researchers have begun to delve into the consequences of a lifetime of that inequity – and what happens to their health as they grow older.

“They’ve been relatively invisible, undercounted and underserved,” said Dr. Karen Fredriksen […]

June 26th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, multicultural, Patients|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Aging LGBT seniors a ‘major public health issue’

Puerto Rico experts worry about long-term health issues as next hurricane season begins

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Hospitals and clinics in Puerto Rico are still dealing with the massive destruction Hurricane Maria left throughout the island last year.

Yet even as the recovery continues – and as Puerto Ricans look ahead to the next hurricane season beginning Friday – physicians also […]

May 31st, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Nutrition, Obesity, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Puerto Rico experts worry about long-term health issues as next hurricane season begins

Stroke survivor vows to ‘live life again’

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Last November, two days before Thanksgiving, Gerardo Lucio collapsed after getting off a forklift at work. When he was able to get up, his right arm and leg were weak and he had trouble walking. A nephew he worked with took him to […]

May 29th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Stroke survivor vows to ‘live life again’

South Asians’ high risk of cardiovascular disease has been hidden by a lack of data

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South Asians living in the U.S. are more likely to die from heart disease than the general population. But this risk has been largely hidden by a lack of data, researchers say.

Immigrants coming from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are […]

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , |Comments Off on South Asians’ high risk of cardiovascular disease has been hidden by a lack of data