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American Heart Association

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  • February is National Heart Month

    February is National Heart month, Why the need for focus on cardiovascular health? According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure − is the...
  • New guidelines changing the use of statins

    Q: I'm confused about when a person should start drug therapy to lower cholesterol. It used to be based on a number. What's the latest? For years, doctors prescribed drugs to lower cholesterol based largely on blood test results. For most people, an...
  • Pescetarian diet swimming in health benefits

    Think something's fishy about a pescetarian diet? Think again! More people are interested in this style of eating, which may be one of the best things you can do for your health. Pescetarians avoid red meat and poultry, yet eat all manner of seafood,...
  • Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen

    Don't fall for tobacco industry e-cigarette smokescreen
    No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck. Which is why, with all that is still unknown about the dangers of e-cigarette use, we must put public health first and prohibit the use of these unregulated products in all workplaces,...
  • Go Red for Women Day - Friday, Feb. 6

    Go Red for Women Day  - Friday, Feb. 6
    OnĀ  Friday, Feb. 6, women are invited to wear red in recognition of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" day to raise awareness of heart disease in women. The Bon Secours health system is endorsing the day, and encouraging everyone to...
  • Weinbaum Yeshiva parent plans shoe drive

    Weinbaum Yeshiva parent plans shoe drive
    In observance of February as National Heart Month, Hollywood cardiologist Dr. Adam Splaver has launched the "Heart & Sole" project. Splaver's cardiology practice, NanoHealth Associates, will spearhead the collection of donated new and worn shoes...
  • Lehigh Valley health events include National Wear Red Day, Love of Life Blood Drive

    Lehigh Valley health events include National Wear Red Day, Love of Life Blood Drive
    FRIDAY IS NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY 1 No matter where you are on Friday, it's the perfect day to wear red. National Wear Red Day is designed to raise awareness about heart disease's deadly impact on women. According to the American Heart Association,...
  • 6 ways to help your heart: St. Luke's cardiologist offers tips

    6 ways to help your heart: St. Luke's cardiologist offers tips
    Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, claiming more than 17 million lives annually. That number is expected to rise to more than 23 million by 2030, according to "Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2015 Update: A Report From...
  • Heart researchers welcome President Obama's 'personalized medicine' initiative

    Heart researchers welcome President Obama's 'personalized medicine' initiative
    On Friday, President Obama announced his plan for millions of dollars for personalized medical research for better health outcomes; the American Heart Association welcomed the news. Read more here: http://blog.heart.org/obama-details-precision-medicine-...
  • Fitness email stirs controversy at Pennsylvania college

    BRYN MAWR (AP) — A small suburban Philadelphia college apologized Friday after it stirred controversy with an email advertising a fitness program to overweight students. Bryn Mawr College, a school with fewer than 2,000 students, sent an email...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Orange zest appeal

    Environmental Nutrition: Orange zest appeal
    Environmental Nutrition Oranges, native to Southeast Asia, date back 7,000 years when different varieties were grown in parts of India. They arrived in Europe, where they were mostly used medicinally, in the 15th century. From there, Spanish explorers...