Throughout February, in communities across the country, millions of supporters have been coming together, wearing red, and reinforcing the critical message that we can overcome heart disease and stroke.
One of the great privileges of being a part of the American Heart Association is the opportunity to work together with fellow health organizations, like Susan G. Komen, to achieve our shared goal of improving and saving lives.
I asked Dr. Feinberg to help explain the current state of cardiovascular treatment and heart-related biomedical engineering. In an upcoming piece, we'll break down the innovative projects that he has underway at CMU that get to the heart of our problems with heart treatment.
The consumer electronics industry has made it easier for you to watch your favorite movies, drive your car and communicate with friends across the wor...
Placing the blame on carbohydrates does nothing but add confusion to an environment already saturated with mixed nutrition messages, and distracts us from addressing the real cause of the obesity epidemic: modern-day environments.
Five years ago I became a national volunteer spokesperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign. To this day, many people ask me why I support this cause and not others. The answer is that I carry this cause in my heart.
People with this syndrome have an irrational belief that puts an extraordinary amount of pressure on women to look beautiful, stay in shape, take care of the home, solve and fix everyone's problems while succeeding at work. Truthfully, this woman is fictional.
Last week there was another barrage of headlines in the media certain to confuse the public about whether cholesterol and animal fats in general are t...
You may not know that heart disease and stroke is the #1 killer of women. Many believe that heart disease is a man's disease, but each year 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke.
February is filled with red hearts thanks to Valentine's Day. It's also a month to honor your own heart and make sure it stays healthy year-round. I learned more about heart health from the American Heart Association (AHA) Go Red For Women Campaign.
The good news is that most heart disease is preventable. Although there are risk factors that we cannot control like our family history, our age and gender, there are many factors that we can control.
"What I really want is to protect children from getting Kawasaki disease -- prevention, prophylaxis," Kawasaki said. "But in order to find a way to do that, we have to first identify the cause of Kawasaki disease and that is very difficult."
Let's stop pretending that heart problems belong to our parents. Prevention should start with our kids. Just like we check out kids eyes and ears in school, we should be checking their hearts too. Let's follow in the footsteps of the NBA.
After the heart attack I knew that time was precious. If I wanted to repair the relationship, I was going to have to do it sooner rather then later.
February is American Heart Month, a whole 28 days devoted to raising awareness about heart disease. But did you know that until about 13 years ago, cardiovascular disease was defined as a man's disease?
One day a few years ago, Bruce Dobkin gazed out his office window on the UCLA campus and noticed a sign about an upcoming event for engineers. Dobkin...