Topic: Heart Disease
Dallas, TX – Healthcare providers should treat unhealthy behaviors as aggressively as they treat high blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association science advisory published in Circulation.
“We’re talking about a paradigm shift from only treating biomarkers — physical indicators of a person’s risk for heart disease — to helping people change unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, unhealthy body weight, poor diet quality and lack of physical activity,” said Bonnie Spring, Ph.D., lead author of the statement and a professor of preventive medicine and psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University in Chicago. «Read the rest of this article»
Dallas, TX - Healthcare providers should treat unhealthy behaviors as aggressively as they treat high blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association science advisory published in Circulation.
“We’re talking about a paradigm shift from only treating biomarkers — physical indicators of a person’s risk for heart disease — to helping people change unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, unhealthy body weight, poor diet quality and lack of physical activity,” said Bonnie Spring, Ph.D., lead author of the statement and a professor of preventive medicine and psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Analysis Found Expensive Care Doesn’t Mean Better Care
Yonkers, NY – For the fourth year in a row, Consumer Reports published rankings of hundreds of health insurance plans across the United States to help consumers determine which ones may be best for them.
This marks the first time the organization took additional steps to identify plans that both provide high-quality care and avoid costly care.
The rankings data and the “Best Value” designation come from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a respected non-profit health care quality measurement group. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. Someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. Heart disease and stroke make a huge impact on the health of Middle Tennessee – but the upcoming Heart Walk aims to make an even bigger impact by fighting back against the no. 1 and no. 4 killers of Americans.
The American Heart Association’s Greater Nashville Heart Walk will bring together more than 12,000 walkers at Vanderbilt University on Saturday, October 12th, 2013, in one of the largest non-competitive walks in all of Tennessee. The event is free and open to all, but fundraising and donations are encouraged.
Nashville, TN – One month to go to Heart Walk time for Rutherford County! The American Heart Association’s Rutherford Heart Walk and Fun Run will take place at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital on Saturday, September 14th, 2013.
This all-ages event is free and open to the entire community. Fundraising is highly encouraged. Teams can sign up and set fundraising goals at www.rutherfordheartwalk.org. People can go on the site and join any team, and do individual fundraising. There is no registration fee.
Signup underway for both local Heart Walks
Nashville, TN – Middle Tennessee receives yet another national recognition – and this time it’s because of YOU.
This year’s national Heart Walk video, created by the American Heart Association and distributed for national use for the hundreds of Heart Walks around the country, was shot in Middle Tennessee at last year’s record breaking Nashville Heart Walk, which drew 13,000 walkers.
Newly created foundation to work with local communities to promote health and wellness
Jackson, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the launch of “Healthier Tennessee,” an initiative to encourage Tennesseans to be more physically active, to eat nutritious foods in healthy portions, and not to use tobacco products.
“Tennessee is one of the best places there is to live, work and raise a family, but we also are one of the least healthy states in the nation,” Haslam said. “Our citizens have high rates of behavior-related diseases such as hypertension and stroke, Type II diabetes, heart disease, and several types of cancer.” «Read the rest of this article»
Playing College Football linked with High Blood Pressure Risk according to study in American Heart Association’s Circulation journal
Dallas, TX – College football players, especially linemen, may develop high blood pressure over the course of their first season, according to a small study in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Researchers documented higher blood pressure levels among 113 first-year college players. Only one player had already been diagnosed with hypertension before the season and 27 percent had a family history of hypertension.
Dallas, TX – The risk of elevated blood pressure among children and adolescents rose 27 percent during a thirteen-year period, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Higher body mass, larger waistlines and eating excess sodium may be the reasons for the elevated blood pressure readings, researchers said.
High blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke, heart disease and kidney failure — accounting for about 350,000 preventable deaths a year in the United States.
Team Signups going on now
Nashville, TN – It’s Heart Walk time! Three months from now, the Greater Nashville Heart Walk will take place at Vanderbilt University on Saturday, October 12th, 2013. Team registration is open, and teams are encouraged to sign up and set their fundraising goals at www.nashvilleheartwalk.org. There is no registration fee.
The annual event is the largest single fundraiser for the American Heart Association, and funds go to vital research, public health programs and community education about the no. 1 killer of Americans, cardiovascular disease.
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