American Heart Association

For Native Americans, heart health doesn’t come easy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Karen Sopko, M.D., grew up on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico and knows firsthand from her practice as a cardiologist how heart disease and the risk factors associated with it are striking the Native American community, particularly diabetes.

“Native Americans are definitely at higher risk […]

April 27th, 2016|Categories: Diabetes, Health, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on For Native Americans, heart health doesn’t come easy

$1.3 million to aid children’s nutrition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced that 17 rural communities will receive a combined $1.3 million to improve access to federal nutrition assistance for children and families.

The grants are funded by the USDA Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center at the University of Kentucky.

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March 9th, 2016|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on $1.3 million to aid children’s nutrition

Healthy food initiatives in the South

By Dr. Rani Whitfield

for AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Three Southern legislatures made progress on laws that could help close the gap on the lack of access that millions of its residents have to healthy, fresh food. But advocates told American Heart Association News that more work is needed to fund […]

July 20th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: |1 Comment

Report shows obesity disparities disproportionately affect African-Americans, Hispanics

A new analysis of weight statistics nationwide shows how the rate of obesity disproportionately affects African-Americans and Hispanics, with much of the disparity hinging on economics and access to healthy food and safe environments.

The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report, released Thursday by the Trust […]