hidden AHA sets ambitious 2030 Impact Goals to increase healthy life expectancy

AHA sets ambitious 2030 Impact Goals to increase healthy life expectancy

Authors: Michael V. McConnell, M.D., M.S.E.E., Clinical Professor, Stanford and Senior Research Scientist, Google Health; John Warner, M.D., MBA, Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs and Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Past President, American Heart Association

Preview: It’s an exciting day for the American Heart Association, newly releasing the 2030 Impact Goals and annual Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update.

hidden New Study Suggests Working Long Hours Increases High Blood Pressure Risk

New Study Suggests Working Long Hours Increases High Blood Pressure Risk

Authors: Ross Arena, Ph.D., P.T., FAHA, FESC, Professor and Head of the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago; Chris Calitz, M.P.P., Director, Center for Workplace Health, American Heart Association

Preview: People who work more than 40 hours per week in white-collar jobs are more likely to have high blood pressure than those working 40 or fewer hours, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

hidden Drug Costs Prevent 1 in 8 Patients with Heart Disease from Taking Medication as Prescribed

Drug Costs Prevent 1 in 8 Patients with Heart Disease from Taking Medication as Prescribed

Author: William Borden, M.D., FAHA, Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University; Chief Quality and Population Health Officer, GW Medical Faculty Associates; Chair, American Heart Association Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research

Preview: Cost-related issues deter nearly 13 percent of patients with heart disease from taking medications as prescribed, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

hidden Treating High Blood Pressure According to 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Expected to Be Cost-Effective

Treating High Blood Pressure According to 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Expected to Be Cost-Effective

Authors: Kim Stitzel, M.S., R.D., Senior Vice President, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation; Emily A. Callahan, M.P.H., R.D.N., Owner, EAC Health and Nutrition, LLC

Preview: Gradual implementation of the 2017 high blood pressure treatment guidelines developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association is expected to be cost-effective, according to preliminary research to be presented Nov. 17 at the Association’s annual Scientific Sessions meeting in Philadelphia.

hidden Bottoms Up: New Consensus Recommendations Highlight Best Beverages For Young Children’s Health

Bottoms Up: New Consensus Recommendations Highlight Best Beverages For Young Children’s Health

Authors: Stephen R. Daniels, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children’s Hospital Colorado; Emily A. Callahan, M.P.H., R.D.N., Owner, EAC Health and Nutrition, LLC

Preview: When it comes to beverages for children from birth through age 5, keep it plain and simple – breast milk or infant formula, water, and plain milk are best.

hidden New Data Helps Measure, Map Poverty’s Connection With Heart Failure Deaths

New Data Helps Measure, Map Poverty’s Connection With Heart Failure Deaths

Authors: Mariell Jessup, M.D., FAHA; Chief Science and Medical Officer, American Heart Association; Kim Stitzel, M.S., R.D.; Senior Vice President, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association

Preview: Poverty level is a county’s strongest socioeconomic factor associated with dying from heart failure and coronary heart disease, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

hidden Increased Heart Disease Risk Among Childhood Cancer Survivors Highlights Need To Focus On Healthy Lifestyles

Increased Heart Disease Risk Among Childhood Cancer Survivors Highlights Need To Focus On Healthy Lifestyles

Author: Sarah de Ferranti, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Division of Cardiology Outpatient Services and Director, Preventive Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Preview: Childhood cancer survivors face an increased risk of heart disease compared to people without cancer, according to a study published today in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.