Dallas, TX – Smartphone applications and wearable sensors have the potential to help people make healthier lifestyle choices, but scientific evidence of mobile health technologies’ effectiveness for reducing risk factors for heart disease and stroke is limited, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published in the association’s journal Circulation.
The new statement reviewed the small body of published, peer-reviewed studies about the effectiveness of mobile health technologies (mHealth) for managing weight, increasing physical activity, quitting smoking and controlling high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
Event on October 3rd at Vanderbilt University sports field; signup is open for fundraising teams
Nashville, TN – Everyone knows someone who’s been affected by heart disease or stroke. It might even be you. Now’s your chance to fight back.
The American Heart Association’s Greater Nashville Heart Walk is 8 weeks away, on Saturday, October 3rd at Vanderbilt University sports field. The annual event brings together the Middle Tennessee community in a free festival and non-competitive walk, to raise funds for research, education and public health programs fighting the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of Americans, heart disease and stroke.
American Heart Association reports Hospitals often Overestimate their ability to deliver Fast Stroke Care
Dallas, TX – Hospitals often overestimate their performance in providing fast delivery of anti-clotting medication to stroke patients, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Researchers surveyed staff in 141 hospitals who treated 48,201 stroke patients in 2009 and 2010. They found that hospital staff perception did not match up with stroke care performance.
Written by Dr. Eduardo Sanchez
Nashville, TN – Familismo or familism. While many look to social psychologists to define this cultural characteristic, Latinos live it.
Our cultures of origin — Mexican, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Cuban, Colombian or other Spanish-speaking countries — are rooted in family, in connecting, helping each other become the best we can be, putting our children first and supporting each other through good times and bad.
Dallas, TX – Uric acid – a chemical at high levels can lead to serious illness – may lessen women’s disability after stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.
High levels of uric acid can lead to kidney stones or the inflammatory arthritic condition known as gout and is linked with heart and vascular problems and diabetes.
Nashville, TN – Are you a stroke survivor?
You may have some special needs when heading off on a trip this summer.
The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association has put together some travel tips just for you.
American Heart Association report shows nearly half of Hispanics unaware they have High Cholesterol; less than a third treated
Dallas, TX – Nearly half of Hispanic adults were unaware they have high cholesterol, and less than a third receive any kind of cholesterol treatment, in a new study in Journal of the American Heart Association.
Hispanics are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in America, with 52 million among the U.S. population, yet their awareness and management of high cholesterol lags behind other ethnic groups.
Dallas, TX – For the first time, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots in select stroke patients who have clots obstructing the large arteries supplying blood to the brain, according to a new focused update published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
American Heart Association says African-Americans at lower Socioeconomic Levels have increased risk of Heart Disease, Stroke
Dallas, TX – African Americans at lower socioeconomic levels, particularly women and younger adults, are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke than those in higher socioeconomic positions, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No. 1 killer of all Americans, but the burden is greater for African Americans.
American Heart Association and WSMV Channel 4 bringing together panel from local Healthcare Systems
Nashville, TN – We know that stroke affects 795,000 Americans every year. But many of us don’t know much about stroke – or who to ask.
Here’s your chance to get answers from the experts.
The Together to End Stroke phone bank created by the American Heart Association and WSMV Channel 4 is happening on May 28th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Now playing at the Movies
Showtime information provided by Discover Clarksville.
© 2006-2015 Clarksville, TN Online is owned and operated by residents of Clarksville Tennessee.