American Heart Association applauds Tobacco 21 proposal, wishes for more healthy school initiatives in proposed 2019 state budge

For immediate release ALBANY, January 15, 2019 — Today’s State of the State signaled an important step in the campaign to protect New York’s youth from the dangers of smoking and e-cigarette use. By raising the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, New York State can change the narrative pushed on youth by Big Tobacco. “Electronic cigarette [...]

By |January 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ethnicity a ‘risk-enhancing’ factor under new cholesterol guidelines

As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family's ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it comes to cholesterol and your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In a recent update of cholesterol guidelines, a national panel of scientists and health experts stressed a more personalized approach to risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment. But for the [...]

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to sneak in healthy physical activity during a sedentary work day

Too much sitting around can bring heart health risks, but when your job has you sitting all day, what do you do? "Sit less, move more," is the simple advice from Deborah Rohm Young, chair of the panel that wrote a 2016 American Heart Association advisory published in the journal Circulation. The AHA recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week. [...]

By |January 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hair isn’t the only thing getting trimmed at these black barbershops

Barbershops in the African-American community could help men reduce and control their blood pressure, according to a new study. The research showed long-term reductions in blood pressure among customers who met periodically with pharmacists at 52 Los Angeles County barbershops. Published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, the study spanned a total of 12 months and followed up a [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Staying quit: How to stop smoking for good

Nobody knows who first said, "To succeed, you first have to fail." But it's a phrase many smokers likely relate to. About half of all smokers try to quit each year, according to federal data. But only about 7 percent are successful. "We've heard about people who say, 'That's it!' and they stop for good. But that's pretty rare," said [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Energy drinks, cramming for final exams could be unhealthy mix

Final exams – and the ensuing all-night study sessions they cause – are looming large for many students across the country. But reaching for energy drinks to perk up those drooping eyelids and boost study performance could do more harm than good. Recent research shows just one energy drink can affect blood vessel function. And other studies have shown these [...]

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

NYC Philanthropic Leaders and American Heart Association Unite to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke

Celebrate #GivingTuesday by supporting a lifesaving cause  New York City, November 27, 2018 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, and New York City’s philanthropic leaders are joining forces on #GivingTuesday to raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke, the number one and number five killers of [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have diabetes? Make sure to manage cholesterol, too

For people with diabetes, blood sugar isn't the only important measurement. New cholesterol guidelines suggest the more than 110 million U.S. adults with diabetes or prediabetes also should manage their cholesterol. The guidelines released earlier this month during the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions conference suggest doctors consider prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to people with diabetes who are age [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

American Heart Association Statement on NYC Healthy Kids’ Meals Bill

No legislative action three months after bill introduction  New York, NY, November 13, 2018 —  According to the New York City Department of Health, nearly half of all elementary school children are not at a healthy weight. People who are overweight are at an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases. Actions aimed [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

15-year-old presents research at prestigious science conference

Bipasha Ray on a research trip in India. (Photo courtesy of the Ray family) Nobel Prize winners, worldwide experts and pioneering investigators are among the thousands who have presented research at the American Heart Association's flagship scientific meeting over the years. The prestigious group now also includes 15-year-old Bipasha Ray. The 10th-grader shared her team's research about rheumatic [...]

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments