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American Heart Association

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  • Bystander CPR linked to improved survival for cardiac arrest victims

    Bystander CPR linked to improved survival for cardiac arrest victims
    A nationwide effort to promote CPR appears to have boosted survival rates for people who went into cardiac arrest in their homes, offices, grocery stores, movie theaters or anywhere else that wasn’t a hospital, new research shows. The data come...
  • Get to know your food labels

    You can ignore the carb counts, but pay strict attention to serving size, calories, and fat types. One of the keys to making better choices in your diet is learning to read a food label—not marketing promises such as "high fiber" and "heart healthy,"...
  • News Briefs: Harvard study says yes to eggs

    It looks like eggs may not be the cholesterol demons they've been made out to be. A recent Harvard study published Jan. 7, 2013, in BMJ finds that eating one egg a day is not associated with an increased risk of heart disease or stroke. One egg contains...
  • Ask the doctor: Are self-tracking devices effective?

    Q. It seems like more and more people are wearing various devices that measure how active they are. Is this really valuable, or is it just a fad? A. Being physically active surely is valuable. In fact, there is probably nothing more valuable that we...
  • Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it's killing us

    Americans consume too much added sugars, study says, and it's killing us
    Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us. So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4% of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10% of their daily calories from...
  • Checking blood pressure at home pays off

    By Heidi Godman, Executive Editor,Harvard Health Letter Harvard Health Blog Do-it-yourselfers, take heart. Here's something else to do at home that can have a substantial benefit on your health: measure your blood pressure. It's easy, inexpensive, and...
  • The top 5 tests you probably don't need

    Some health screenings may do more harm than good. Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures. But other common tests may be unnecessary. "I think we're doing too much over­screening," says...
  • News briefs: Skipping breakfast hurts heart health, says Harvard study

    Are you skipping breakfast? You might want to rethink that behavior. A Harvard study published July 22, 2013, in Circulation found that men ages 45 to 82 who did not eat breakfast on a regular basis had a 27% higher risk of heart attack or fatal heart...
  • Variety's Power of Women

    Variety's fifth annual Power of Women kudos celebrate five femmes who use their clout to raise money and awareness for worthy causes and charities: Nicole Kidman, Amy Pascal, Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington. With violence against...
  • 'Hands-only' makes CPR much simpler

    Q: Recently, I watched someone next to me faint. Fortunately, it was nothing more serious. But I froze. I yelled out, "Call 911!" but was afraid to do anything else. What if the next time I witness a cardiac arrest? I heard that CPR is not as...
  • A new kind of cola war

    Happiness doesn't come in a red can. Obesity does. That's the tag line from a commercial that will begin airing soon in the Baltimore area, and it's a not-so-subtle attack on Coca-Cola mounted by a group of local health advocates including Howard County'...