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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

Heart health at any age – 40, 50, 60 and beyond

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Making healthy choices during any decade of life increases the chances of staying healthy as you age.

It’s never too late to embark on a healthy lifestyle, even in your 40s, 50s and 60s. Taking steps during those decades to reduce the risk of heart disease […]

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Physical Activity, Tobacco|Tags: , |Comments Off on Heart health at any age – 40, 50, 60 and beyond

Vaping leads to blood clots in mice

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study in mice raises another concern about the danger of e-cigarettes in humans after experiments showed that short-term exposure to the device’s vapors appeared to increase the risk of clot formation.

A higher risk of clots forming can lead to a greater chance of […]

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vaping leads to blood clots in mice

Nursing professor committed to clean air, healthy kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When it comes to improving cardiovascular health in communities, Karen Larimer rarely thinks small.

“I want to have a bigger impact on health care throughout the world,” she said. “I want to get the biggest bang for our buck.”

That ambition, vision and drive earned Larimer the […]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Tobacco, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Nursing professor committed to clean air, healthy kids

Chemicals used to flavor tobacco may damage blood vessels

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Chemicals used in popular flavorings like clove, mint and vanilla that are added to cigarettes, e-liquids and other tobacco products can harm blood vessel cells that help keep the heart healthy, a new study shows.

More studies are needed on whether these products will increase cardiovascular […]

June 14th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Chemicals used to flavor tobacco may damage blood vessels

Stress linked to behaviors that increase heart disease, stroke risk in African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Daily stressors are associated with poor health behaviors that put African-American adults at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study finds.

The results suggest that primary care doctors, cardiologists and other health care providers should ask their patients about stress to help them […]

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Stress linked to behaviors that increase heart disease, stroke risk in African-Americans

Hollywood silent on request to give R rating to movies with smoking

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The silent film era ended nearly a century ago, but Hollywood is still mute when it comes to demands to change its rating system to award an R rating to most movies that feature tobacco.

Last August, the American Heart Association and 16 other health and […]

May 31st, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Tobacco|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Hollywood silent on request to give R rating to movies with smoking

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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

Smoke-free laws lead to lower heart disease risk among young adults

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Laws and policies that prohibit smoking in workplaces and other public areas appeared to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among a group of young adults who were followed over a 20-year span, according to a new study.

The findings are consistent with previous studies […]

May 7th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Smoke-free laws lead to lower heart disease risk among young adults

For men under 50, the more cigarettes smoked, the higher the stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Men under 50 years old who smoke are 88 percent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked – and the number of cigarettes a day can move that risk up or down, according to new research.

The study, published Thursday in the […]

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Prevention, Research, Stroke, Tobacco|Tags: , , |Comments Off on For men under 50, the more cigarettes smoked, the higher the stroke risk