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Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Provides New Research and Tools for Health Professionals to Support Increased Physical Activity

Alison Vaux-Bjerke, M.P.H., and Katrina L. Piercy, Ph.D., R.D., ACSM-CEP, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health, but few Americans are regularly active enough to meet the federally recommended levels of physical activity. We

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CDC Report Reaffirms Importance of Eating More Fruits And Vegetables

Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and Kim Stitzel, M.S., R.D., Senior Vice President, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation Eat your fruits and vegetables. The public health community and our mothers have been making this simple recommendation for people to improve

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Fighting Heart Disease, State by State — How the AHA Can Help

Fighting heart disease and stroke means expanding the reach of CVD programs at the state level — and helping officials identify ways to help fund it. The American Heart Association convened experts to develop a guide for state health departments and CVD prevention and control programs to improve cardiovascular health. We asked Miriam Patanian, MPH,

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‘Place’ Matters: Heart Disease and Stroke Less Common Among Foreign-Born Than Native-Born U.S. Adults

Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association When it comes to heart disease and stroke risk, it’s about “location, location, location.” In a national survey reported today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke were

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Forum Inspires Transformation in Heart Disease And Stroke Prevention, Treatment

Patrick Dunn, Ph.D., Senior Program Manager, Center for Health Technology and Innovation, American Heart Association It’s been 10 years since the first iPhone indelibly changed how we communicate. Although a decade is “forever” in the tech world, science tends to move at a slower pace. But if these two industries could work together to harness

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AHA, UCLA Celebrate 60 Years of Collaborative Cardiovascular Research Excellence

The Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a promoter of research collaboration, proudly celebrate the American Heart Association’s six-decade partnership with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Since the AHA provided funding in 1957 to launch the UCLA Cardiovascular Research Lab, its leaders have been at the forefront of collaborative research to accelerate