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American Heart Association

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  • Would you risk a shorter life to avoid taking a daily pill?

    Would you risk a shorter life to avoid taking a daily pill?
    Talk about pill fatigue: A new study says 1 in 3 adults would risk a shorter life span rather than take a daily pill to prevent cardiovascular disease. The research, which was published Tuesday in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Cancer, heart disease, stroke deaths down, life span stays put

    Heart disease and cancer, which cause of deaths of half of Americans who die each year, continued to loosen their deadly grip in 2013, while rates of deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia surged, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said this...
  • Promises for the Heart

    Promises for the Heart
    Small changes can have a big impact in keeping yours healthy Did you already break your new year’s resolution to get in shape this year? Or maybe you didn’t even make one, knowing that it would get broken. Either way, there’s still...
  • Too many people take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, stroke, study says

    Too many people take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, stroke, study says
    Aspirin is a popular drug for people who’ve never had a heart attack or stroke and would like to keep it that way. But for more than one in 10 people who do so, aspirin could do more harm than good, a new study suggests. Among 68,808 patients...