hidden NYC-based companies rally around the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force to create longer, healthier lives

NYC-based companies rally around the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force to create longer, healthier lives

Life Is Why We Give™ campaign helps consumers support life-saving research and education during American Heart Month For immediate release New York City, January 31, 2019 — Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke or a heart attack. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death, and while progress has been made,

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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

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

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

hidden Staying quit: How to stop smoking for good

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.

hidden Energy drinks, cramming for final exams could be unhealthy mix

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

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

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

hidden Have diabetes? Make sure to manage cholesterol, too

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