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American Heart Association announces Dr. Holly Atkinson to keynote at Go Red For Women Wellness Expo and Luncheon

 

Go Red for Women - American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Well-known media personality Dr. Holly Atkinson, senior on-air medical correspondent and chief medical editor of HealthiNation, a digital consumer health video network, will be the keynote speaker at the Go Red For Women Wellness Expo and Luncheon on April 29th.

The annual health expo and luncheon takes place from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Music City Center, and will demonstrate tips on healthy living to more than 400 female guests while raising funds for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement supporting women-focused research and education fighting their No. 1 killer, heart disease.

Dr. Holly Atkinson named keynote speaker for American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Wellness Expo and Luncheon

Dr. Holly Atkinson named keynote speaker for American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Wellness Expo and Luncheon

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American Heart Association, two other major organizations issue new recommendations for treating patients with High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – A new scientific statement issued jointly by three medical organizations and published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, addresses how low to aim when treating patients with high blood pressure who also have vascular diseases.

The document provides an up-to-date summary on treating hypertension in patients who have both high blood pressure and have had a stroke, heart attack or some other forms of heart disease, said Elliott Antman, M.D., President of the American Heart Association and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Blood pressure monitoring. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure monitoring. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Smoking in front of your Kids may increase their risk of Heart Disease as Adults

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Kids exposed to their parents’ smoking may have a higher risk of developing heart disease in adulthood than those whose parents didn’t smoke, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

The study’s results add to the growing evidence that exposure to smoking from parents has a lasting effect on children’s cardiovascular health in adulthood.

Researchers stressed that parents should not smoke if they want to provide the best long-term cardiovascular health for their children.

Researchers stressed that parents should not smoke if they want to provide the best long-term cardiovascular health for their children.

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American Heart Association says Middle Tennessee is getting ready to walk #18Kminutes for National Walking Day

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – We lose nearly 18,000 Tennesseans each year from heart diseases and stroke. Yet these are largely preventable through healthy living behaviors – like walking.

So let’s take steps to turn that 18,000 around.

This Wednesday, April 1st, is National Walking Day. The American Heart Association is asking Middle Tennessee to walk a total of 18,000 minutes. Everyone is asked to take a heart-healthy walk wherever they are, and to “donate” their minutes walked toward the goal.

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American Heart Association says ‘Perfect storm’ of Stress, Depression may raise risk of Death, Heart Attack for Heart Patients

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The combination of stress and heavy depression can significantly increase heart patient’s risk of death or heart attack, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

The study examined the effect of high stress levels and high depressive symptoms among nearly 5,000 heart patients.

Researchers say behavioral interventions may be needed to help heart patients manage both stress and depression. (American Heart Association)

Researchers say behavioral interventions may be needed to help heart patients manage both stress and depression. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Irregular Sleeping Pattern may affect how Teens Eat

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Day-to-day changes in how long your teen sleeps at night might be affecting how much they eat, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting.

Penn State researchers looked at data on 342 teenagers and analyzed their sleeping habits. On average, they slept about seven hours nightly. But when the amount of time teens slept varied by an hour – whether it was less sleep or more.

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American Heart Association says Semi-Veggie Diet effectively Lowers Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

 

American Heart AssociationBaltimore, MD – A pro-vegetarian diet – one that has a higher proportion of plant-based foods compared to animal-based foods is linked to lower risks of dying from heart disease and stroke, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting.

In an observational study, researchers analyzed the eating and lifestyle habits of 451,256 Europeans. People who ate the most pro-vegetarian style diets (≥70 percent of food coming from plant sources) had a 20 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, compared to those who were the least pro-vegetarian (<45 percent).

American Heart Association says Semi-Veggie Diet effectively Lowers Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

American Heart Association says Semi-Veggie Diet effectively Lowers Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

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American Heart Association says pedometer step count better than physical activity self-reports for predicting weight loss

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Using a pedometer to count steps is an easy and accessible way to accurately measure physical activity and may be a better predictor of weight loss than self-reported physical activity, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting.

Researchers compared the associations between self-reported physical activity, pedometer step count measurements and weight loss to determine if pedometers might offer a better way to measure some aspects of physical activity.

Pedometer. (American Heart Association)

Pedometer. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says poor response to Cholesterol Drugs may indicate blocked Arteries

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – If your “bad” cholesterol level stays the same or increases after you take statin drugs, you may have more blocked arteries than people whose levels drop, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

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American Heart Association says Women’s Heart Disease should be a Research Priority

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The latest gender-specific research on heart disease continues to show differences between women and men, yet gaps remain in how to best diagnose, treat and prevent this number one killer of women, according to studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

A portion of the March 2015 issue, published online ahead of print, is dedicated to research in women.

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

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