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

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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

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15-year-old presents research at prestigious science conference

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 heart disease among children in rural India during Scientific Sessions in

hidden New York City leading stroke expert honored at NECC health summit

New York City leading stroke expert honored at NECC health summit

      The 13th annual Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC) summit honored Dr. Olajide Williams yesterday with the American Stroke Association Community Conscience Award  for his unique research based on stroke disparities in communities.  “I am humbled, overwhelmed, deeply honored and grateful,” said Dr. Williams during Thursday’s summit. Dr. Olajide Williams is an Associate Professor of

hidden American Stroke Association NYC Honors Stroke & Heart Heroes

American Stroke Association NYC Honors Stroke & Heart Heroes

Stroke Breakfast & Awards Ceremony marks World Stroke Day 2018 New York City, October 17, 2018 — The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, will host its annual Stroke Breakfast & Awards ceremony on World Stroke Day, Monday, October 29th at the New York Academy of Sciences.  Clot-busting drugs and medical

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AHA Names NYC Community Impact Grant Recipients: Green Bronx Machine and Common Threads Empower NYC Kids Through Nutrition

New York City, October 1, 2018 —  The American Heart Association in New York City is proud to announce that Green Bronx Machine and Common Threads  are the recipients of the 2018-2019 Community Impact Grants. This year, the Community Impact Grants will provide $90,000 of funding for programs with strong, outcomes-focused initiatives that expand the