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AHA: Soccer is Healthy for More Than World Cup Pros

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- As both a soccer mom and fanatic, Dr. Mercedes Carnethon knows why soccer is the world's favorite sport. It's super easy to play. "All it takes is a ball and a little bit of space,"…

AHA: Former Diving Champ Nearly Missed Signs of Heart Valve Disease

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Len Rapkins can barely remember a time when he wasn't fit. As a teen growing up in Great Britain, he trained as a boxer, gymnast and diver, and earned a silver medal in the 1961 World…

AHA: Using Electricity to Test Your Risk for Heart Failure

FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Imagine stepping onto a scale -- not to measure your weight, but the chance of your heart failing. That's the potential scenario envisioned by researchers who may have discovered a new…

Money Spurs Those With Heart Disease to Step Lively

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Money matters in motivating heart disease patients to do more exercise, new research suggests. The study included 105 heart disease patients, average age 60, who used wrist-worn step counters…

Heart Meds May Be Wrong for Millions of Americans

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Prescriptions for blood-thinning aspirin, cholesterol-lowering statins and blood…

AHA: Health Concerns Haunt Puerto Rico as New Hurricane Season Begins

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- 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…

AHA: Heart Disease a Hidden Threat to South Asians in U.S.

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- South Asians living in the United States 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.…

AHA: Making America's Doctors Look More Like America

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Dr. Luis Castellanos was a resident at UC San Diego School of Medicine, he noticed there weren't many Spanish-speaking physicians on staff, even though Latinos comprise about a third…

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…