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 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.

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

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.

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

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

Author: 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

Preview: 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 know that guidance from health professionals works when it comes to increasing physical activity levels.

hidden New Cholesterol Guideline Recommends More Personalized Risk Assessment, Active Patient Involvement in Treatment Decisions

New Cholesterol Guideline Recommends More Personalized Risk Assessment, Active Patient Involvement in Treatment Decisions

Author: Scott M. Grundy, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA; Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center and VA Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Chair, 2018 Cholesterol Guideline writing committee

Preview: Shared decision-making to help health care providers and patients manage cholesterol across the lifespan is a focus of new guidelines that provide recommendations related to several patient conditions and scenarios.

hidden CDC Report Reaffirms Importance of Eating More Fruits And Vegetables

CDC Report Reaffirms Importance of Eating More Fruits And Vegetables

Author: 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

Preview: Eat your fruits and vegetables. The public health community and our mothers have been making this simple recommendation for people to improve their health for decades, and it’s just as true today.

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. […]

hidden Where Heart Disease and Breast Cancer Intersect: Promoting Positive Outcomes For Both

Where Heart Disease and Breast Cancer Intersect: Promoting Positive Outcomes For Both

Laxmi Mehta, M.D., FACC, FAHA, Section Director of Preventative Cardiology and Women’s Cardiovascular Health, Sarah Ross Soter Endowed Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Associate Professor of Medicine, The Ohio State University; Chair, Writing Group, AHA Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Disease and Breast Cancer: Where these Entities Intersect Breast cancer patients may benefit from a