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Unexpected Finding: Army Personnel Less Likely Than Civilians to Have Ideal Heart Health

Authors: Alice Shrestha, University of Pennsylvania; Tiffany E. Ho, University of Pennsylvania; Loryana Vie, University of Pennsylvania; Darwin R. Labarthe, Northwestern University; Lawrence M. Scheier, University of Pennsylvania; Paul B. Lester, Army Research Facilitation Laboratory; and Martin E.P. Seligman, University of Pennsylvania

Preview: Army personnel are less likely than civilians to have ideal heart health — even when excluding the least healthy members, according to a first-of-its kind study.

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Tracking Efforts to Move More and Sit Less: All Hands on Deck

Author: Laurie Whitsel, PhD, Vice President of Policy Research and Translation, American Heart Association

Preview: Given the compelling data on physical activity’s impressive contributions to health, it’s even more critical that public health efforts support our population in moving more and sitting less.

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Workplace Health Needs More Rigorous Evaluation of Comprehensive Programs

Authors: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation; Chris Calitz, M.P.P, Director, Center for Workplace Health

Preview: A worksite wellness study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on April 16, 2019, and a corresponding New York Times article headlined “Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows” appeared to question the effectiveness of workplace health promotion programs..

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New Data: Intensive Blood Pressure Control In Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Can Save Lives

Author: 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

Preview: Intensive blood pressure treatment is good for adults with type 2 diabetes, regardless of their baseline blood pressure or cardiovascular risk. That’s the promising finding of a new study published today in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

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Generating Evidence to Support Health Promotion Policies: Added Sugar Labeling

Authors: Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H., FAHA, Dean and Jean Mayer Professor, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; Professor of Medicine, Tufts Medical School; Renata Micha, R.D., Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Preview: The mandatory labeling of added sugar content on packaged foods and beverages in the United States could generate substantial health gains and cost savings, based on a study that we published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

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What You Need to Know About the New Prevention Guidelines

Author: Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D.N., FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS

Preview: The most important way to prevent cardiovascular disease is through a healthy lifestyle throughout life. That’s a key message of new guidelines on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, released today by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

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Latest Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Reveal Challenges and Opportunities

Author: Mariell Jessup, M.D., FAHA; Chief Science and Medical Officer, American Heart Association

Preview: The AHA releases their annual “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – Update 2019” that provides the most current and robust epidemiological data on a wide range of cardiovascular disease-related topics, including heart disease and stroke.

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Intersections Between Income Fluctuation, Heart Health, and Death

Author: Kim Stitzel, M.S., R.D., Senior Vice President, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Preview: Now we can drill down to understand how life expectancy varies neighborhood by neighborhood, thanks to an effort that calculates life expectancy at birth for nearly every U.S. census tract.