hidden ‘Place’ Matters: Heart Disease and Stroke Less Common Among Foreign-Born Than Native-Born U.S. Adults

‘Place’ Matters: Heart Disease and Stroke Less Common Among Foreign-Born Than Native-Born U.S. Adults

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: When it comes to heart disease and stroke risk, it’s about “location, location, location.” In a national survey reported today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke were less common among foreign-born than native-born adults in the United States.

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.