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

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.

hidden What You Need to Know About the New Prevention Guidelines

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.

hidden For Rural U.S. Residents, More Is Often Less When It Comes to Health

For Rural U.S. Residents, More Is Often Less When It Comes to Health

Getting all Americans healthy — regardless of their race/ethnicity, income, education or geography — is a lofty goal. But our attention, our resources and, most importantly, our actions are needed now more than ever. Although obesity has historically hit upper socioeconomic classes obesity harder, that reality has changed. The previous effects of poverty — including

hidden Prevention Is Worth It

Prevention Is Worth It

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: A better headline would have been “Preventive Care; Sometimes Good Things Cost Money.”

hidden CDC Weighs In With New Obesity Data; What’s Next?

CDC Weighs In With New Obesity Data; What’s Next?

Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for Prevention and Chief of the Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association Obesity in adults 20 and older and youth 12 to 19 is at an all-time high — nearly 40 percent and 20 percent, respectively, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.