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 US Life Expectancy Drops for Third Year in a Row – What We Know and Don’t Know From the 2017 CDC Mortality Report

US Life Expectancy Drops for Third Year in a Row – What We Know and Don’t Know From the 2017 CDC Mortality Report

Author: Christina M. Shay, PhD, FAHA, Director, Impact and Health Metrics, American Heart Association

Preview: The annual report “Mortality in the United States, 2017” released by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics provided several important high-level updates to mortality-related statistics observed in the US between 2016 and 2017.

hidden Want to Live Longer? Give Lifestyle a Chance!

Want to Live Longer? Give Lifestyle a Chance!

Author:Jean-Pierre Després, Ph.D., FAHA, FIAS; Professor and Scientific Director, International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk; Director of Research, Cardiology, Québec Heart and Lung Institute, Université Laval (Québec, Canada); Chair, American Heart Association Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health

Preview: A new study shows just how much healthy lifestyle habits are critical not only to extend your life but also to lower your chances of dying from heart disease or cancer. […]