Improvements in stroke systems of care are necessary to ensure scientific advances in the treatment and care of stroke patients improve patient outcomes, according to a policy statement published today by the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, in the journal Stroke.
Innovations in producing, processing, distributing, marketing and preparing food are needed to help Americans eat healthier.
Children who were reclassified as having elevated blood pressure under new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines are more likely to develop high blood pressure, thickening of the heart muscle and other conditions that increase heart disease risk when they reach adulthood, compared with children who have normal blood pressure.
Postmenopausal black women with heart attack or coronary heart disease experienced significantly lower treatment rates than Hispanic or white women.
Leading health organizations call for excise taxes and limits on marketing to children, among other measures; cite strong evidence of an association between added sugars and increased risk of heart disease and other long-term health problems
Adopting heart healthy habits, understanding risk and rarely using aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke among recommendations.
Association issues policy recommendations for ending the tobacco crisis.
Business leaders endorse seven strategies for building a mental health-friendly workplace
Oscillometric devices, which use an electronic pressure sensor within the blood pressure cuff, can reduce human error and the risk to the environment from older devices which use mercury.
New developments in identifying and treating the increased risk of premature heart disease in children and teens with certain medical conditions associated with increased cardiovascular risk are discussed in a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.