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AHA: 'Ideal' Heart Health Eludes More Americans

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The percentage of Americans with ideal heart health -- measured by scoring seven lifestyle and biological markers -- declined over two decades, according to a study that found people who…

Eat Fish Twice a Week to Ward Off Heart Disease, Experts Say

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There is more reason than ever for people to make fish a bigger part of their diets, according to the American Heart Association. The heart group has long recommended that people eat fish -- preferably…

AHA: A Fairy Tale With a Happy Ending That Many Share

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Once upon a time, there was a royal wedding planned between a handsome prince and a beautiful actress. In an English castle, they planned to profess their love before the world. The…

AHA: Heart Transplant Survivor Shakes Off Sheltered Childhood to Enjoy Life

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Kendra Plumley didn't spend her childhood running around with other kids on her street, having friends over for sleepovers, or spending lazy summer days by the pool. Instead, she spent most…

AHA: Take It From an Olympian, The Healthiest Mother's Day Gift Is Self-Care

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Motherhood. Career. Fitness. For many women, it doesn't always feel like all of these can coexist, much less find balance. But this Mother's Day, putting another word at the top of that…

Add Heart Check to Annual Ob-Gyn Visit, Experts Say

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A "well" visit to her ob-gyn can benefit a woman's heart, two leading U.S. medical groups say. "As the leading health care providers for women, ob-gyns provide care that goes far beyond reproductive…

AHA: Poverty Levels Key to States' Performance on Heart Disease

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- State-by-state disparities in heart disease and stroke are rooted in the economic health of communities and the people who live in them, according to an analysis of a report tracking the impact…

AHA: New Rules on Saving Kids Stricken With Cardiac Arrest

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Saving a child with heart disease whose heart has stopped requires a different approach than reviving a child with a healthy heart, according to a new scientific statement from the American…

As Younger Men's Smoking Rises, So Does Their Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men under 50 who smoke cigarettes are increasing their risk for a stroke, researchers warn. And the more they smoke, the greater their stroke risk, reported the University of Maryland investigators.…

AHA: Fire Fighters Save One of Their Own After Heart Attack

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Firefighter Tony Spagnoletti was on overnight duty when he woke up with chest pains. He sloughed it off as "gas." "We'd been doing a rope rescue training earlier and I'd spent the day…

AHA: Rx for Sedentary Kids -- Friends and the Great Outdoors

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Hanging out with friends can make kids less sedentary, but having inviting outdoor spaces and nearby parks can help them be more physically active, according to new research. Both are…

AHA: Florida Lifeguards Helped Save Man's Life After Cardiac Arrest

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- For J.R. Bourne, a day at the beach rekindles good and bad memories. It's the place where the Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident died and was brought back to life thanks to fast-thinking…