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American Heart Association says E-cigarettes take serious toll on Heart Health, Not Safer than Traditional Cigarettes

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to new research that will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019, November 16th-18th in Philadelphia,  E-cigarette use takes a serious toll on heart health — a big concern given the high prevalence of e-cigarettes and perception of e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarettes negatively impact the heart’s blood flow — possibly more chronically so than traditional cigarettes. (American Heart Association)

E-cigarettes negatively impact the heart’s blood flow — possibly more chronically so than traditional cigarettes. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Maintaining Weight Loss beneficial for people with Type 2 Diabetes

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association people with Type 2 diabetes who regained weight forfeited the initial benefits of reduced risk of heart disease or stroke compared to those who maintained their weight loss.

Regaining weight previously lost is common and can deteriorate the initial benefits of lowered heart disease or stroke risks.

Keeping off at least 75% of lost weight sustained or improved the initial benefits. (American Heart Association)

Keeping off at least 75% of lost weight sustained or improved the initial benefits. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville’s Garrett Allen fundraiser to find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

 

Garrett shows us everyday what it means to be a hero

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)Clarksville, TN – I know it’s hard to believe! Garrett Allen is in middle school. He was a baby when he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and our campaign began to find a cure. Since then, friends, family, and coworkers have all joined us in supporting JDRF and their fight to find a cure for T1D.

Fundraising with Garrett Allen

Fundraising with Garrett Allen

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American Heart Association says Seven Heart-Healthy Habits could save billions in Medicare costs

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – More than $41 billion a year in Medicare costs could be saved if all beneficiaries achieved ideal levels for five to seven heart-healthy habits to reduce cardiovascular risk, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. 

At least $41 billion annually in Medicare costs could be saved if beneficiaries adopted five to seven of the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 healthy habits to reduce cardiovascular disease.

At least $41 billion annually in Medicare costs could be saved if beneficiaries adopted five to seven of the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 healthy habits to reduce cardiovascular disease.

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American Heart Association says Metabolic Abnormalities may increase Cardiovascular risk more in Black Women than in White Women

 

Large waistline, cholesterol disorders and other metabolic abnormalities may increase the relative risk of cardiovascular disease more among black women than among white women.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Large waistline, cholesterol disorders and other metabolic abnormalities may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease more among black women than among white women, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Previous studies have focused primarily on white participants and found that obesity without a clustering of at least three metabolic disorders (metabolic syndrome) was not associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk.

Having any two of these metabolic abnormalities: high blood pressure, high triglyerides, low “good cholesterol” large waist or impaired glucose metabolism may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke 117 percent among obese black women but not obese white women. (American Heart Association) «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association reports Inflammation may be key to Diabetes/Heart Disease link

 

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels, raising the possibility that anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of blood vessel disease in people with diabetes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.

Heart illustration with artery close up. (American Heart Association)

Heart illustration with artery close up. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Heart-Healthy Diet helps Men lower Bad Cholesterol, regardless of Weight Loss

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – A heart-healthy diet helped men at high risk for heart disease reduce their bad cholesterol, regardless of whether they lost weight, in a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2013 Scientific Sessions.

The 19 24- to 62-year-old men in the study had metabolic syndrome, which refers to three or more significant risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The risk factors included in this study were high waist circumference, high blood pressure, high levels of triglycerides and fasting glucose and low levels of high density lipoprotein or HDL “good” cholesterol. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Stroke Month begins May 1st

 

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American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Are you stroke-smart? That’s the question we all face as American Stroke Month begins on Tuesday, May 1st.

Stroke is the Number 4 killer of Americans and Tennessee is in the “stroke belt” of the country with very high rates. A stroke can happen to all of us, young and old. In fact, the rate among young people is rising sharply. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Month reminds us what we can do to beat the No. 1 killer

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Today is the start of American Heart Month and it’s a good time to look at the statistics – and how we can improve them.

Cardiovascular disease is still the No. 1 killer of men and women, killing about 800,000 Americans each year, and nearly 20,000 right here in Tennessee. That’s more than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. «Read the rest of this article»

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Start Eating Healthy Day on November 2nd reminds you to be smart before you bite

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Coming at just the right time after the Halloween supersized sugar rush and before the holiday (overeating) season kicks in, Start Eating Healthy Day on Wednesday, November 2nd encourages everyone to be smart before you bite and make those healthy eating choices that will help your health. «Read the rest of this article»

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