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

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.

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 Generating Evidence to Support Health Promotion Policies: Added Sugar Labeling

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.