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American Heart Association says NFL PLAY 60’s exercise library keeps kids active during COVID-19 pandemic

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with the Tennessee Titans, have debuted the first-ever NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily physical activity.

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American Stroke Association lists Five ways to Reduce Stroke Risk

 

American Heart Association - American Stroke AssociationNashville, TN – Strokes can happen to anyone, at any age. And they don’t stop because of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. About one in four people worldwide have a stroke — the world’s No. 2 killer and a leading cause of disability. But up to 80% may be prevented. 

That’s why the American Stroke Association is emphasizing the importance of preventing stroke.

Amid COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, the American Stroke Association to focus on factors that Increase Stroke Risk. (American Heart Association)

Amid COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, the American Stroke Association to focus on factors that Increase Stroke Risk. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association gives tips for Blood Pressure Management

 

World Hypertension Day, Saturday, October 17th

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure, and about 75% of those with high blood pressure don’t have it under control.

High blood pressure is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke and the most significant controllable risk factor for these conditions. It is also a contributing factor for worst outcomes for people contracting COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Blood Pressure Check. (American Heart Association)

Blood Pressure Check. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association responds to alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls fueled by COVID-19 fears

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – As COVID-19 Coronavirus cases continue to increase and strain emergency departments nationwide, a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) suggests ER visits in April were down 42 percent compared to the same period last year.

New campaign, Don’t Die of Doubt™, emphasizes symptoms of heart attack and stroke, need to access care by calling 9-1-1 even during pandemic. (American Heart Association)

New campaign, Don’t Die of Doubt™, emphasizes symptoms of heart attack and stroke, need to access care by calling 9-1-1 even during pandemic. (American Heart Association)

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Beware of summer heat – how to stay safe, cool during Summer despite the COVID-19 Threat

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The American Heart Association says with so many people now exercising outdoors instead of indoor gyms and studios, it is important to be aware of the dangers of heat illnesses brought on by exertion and the steps you can take to safely exercise in the heat.

American Heart Association gives tips to say safe in the Summer Heat

American Heart Association gives tips to say safe in the Summer Heat

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American Heart Association Launches #QuitLying Day to Combat Youth Vaping in Schools Across the Country

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is working with over 100 schools across the country to give students the opportunity to demand accountability by e-cigarette companies for spending millions marketing products directly to youth.

Local AHA awarded a grant to launch anti-vaping campaigns in two Middle Tennessee School Districts. (American Heart Association)

Local AHA awarded a grant to launch anti-vaping campaigns in two Middle Tennessee School Districts. (American Heart Association)

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High out-of-pocket costs can make lifesaving medications out of reach for millions of Americans with Cardiovascular Disease

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – One in 8 adults with common heart diseases and stroke skip taking medications, delay filling prescriptions or take lower doses than prescribed because of concerns about cost, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“The out-of-pocket cost of medications is a huge issue for millions of high-risk patients with cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, stroke, angina and other conditions,”  Khurram Nasir, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., senior author of the study, chief of the division of cardiovascular prevention and wellness and co-director of the Center for Outcomes Research at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Texas.

Not taking medications as prescribed because of cost is 3 times more common in people under 65 years of age than in older people covered by Medicare. (American Heart Association)

Not taking medications as prescribed because of cost is 3 times more common in people under 65 years of age than in older people covered by Medicare. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports U.S. Food and Drug Administration Delays Plan to Lower Nicotine Levels in Traditional Cigarettes

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a list of regulations it plans to work on in 2020, omitted from that list was a regulation to reduce nicotine levels in traditional cigarettes. That regulation was initially announced by former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in 2017.

American Heart Association calls on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to reduce the scourge of tobacco use in this country.

American Heart Association calls on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to reduce the scourge of tobacco use in this country.

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House Committee Approves Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – The American Heart Association released the following statement following the House Energy and Commerce mark-up and approval of H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019:

“We are pleased the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act passed through the Energy and Commerce Committee today”

Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act passes through the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act passes through the Energy and Commerce Committee.

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American Heart Association says New Market Research showcases need for re-training Health Care Workforce on Blood Pressure Measurement

 

American Heart AssociationChicago, IL – With nearly half of U.S. adults living with high blood pressure, today, the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Heart Association (AHA) announced new survey results emphasizing the need for health care professionals to receive consistent and frequent re-training in measuring blood pressure (BP).

About half of health care providers surveyed said they haven’t had re-training in blood pressure measurement after leaving professional school. (American Heart Association)

About half of health care providers surveyed said they haven’t had re-training in blood pressure measurement after leaving professional school. (American Heart Association)

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