So how do patients decide where to have their heart transplants performed? And wouldn't a person who needs a heart transplant choose to go to a top center? Quality is obviously a major factor. But there is another big consideration in deciding where to get a transplant: accessibility.
The bottom line is that FoodSwitch can help consumers make better, heart-healthier decisions in a quick, easy way. Such scrutiny could push food makers to improve their products, and perhaps serve as a surveillance tool for policy-makers and other regulators.
Since 2007, the American Heart Association has held this event on the first Wednesday in April. The goal is encouraging Americans to get up and get moving on this day, and then to turn that activity into part of a healthy lifestyle.
This year, Simon's Fund will be in Indianapolis with Giving Hearts a Hand, the John Stewart Foundation, Play for Jake Foundation and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health to provide free heart screenings for high school students in Marion County.
Thanks to the ACA, millions of AAs and NHPIs now have access to critical cancer screenings, preventive health care services, such as birth control and diabetes screenings and much more.
Time has become our enemy when it comes to these tobacco products. With every day that passes, they remain unchecked in the marketplace and grow in popularity among young Americans.
Traditions die slowly if at all. The executive physical offered by hospitals and larger medical practices incorporating an exercise test, alone or coupled with echo or nuclear heart imaging, has a long history of use.
You probably heard last week's news about Apple launching a watch, a cool way for iPhone users to access their device from their wrist. That news overshadowed something else the company launched the same day, something I think is even cooler because it could save and improve lives.
In my field of cardiology, a series of studies show that more than 80 percent of all heart attacks can be prevented by a remarkably consistent lifestyle that is neither difficult nor expensive.
Because women matter, and public health is not just a feminist's cause. When half of our population isn't taken care of, we all pay, whether it's financially or in other ways.
Add a quick jog around the block, a bowl of oatmeal or a square of dark chocolate, and something you love to do, and you've taken a major leap towards a healthier heart. You've reduced your risk in a big way. Have a little faith in the goodness and power of your own life, and then get out there and live it.
Austin's new dream is being a role model, not just to Marfan patients, but to people facing any type of adversity. He believes it's his calling, one with a longer, stronger reach than he'd have as an NBA player.
Accomplishing more is actually being more. Choose to be there to taste your lunch during the work week. Chose to be there to feel the pain that throbs when your heart is broken. Be there to console a friend who needs it.
As a teenager at a summer acting school, Devin Alexander developed her first serious crush. The boy liked her, too, even saying that she would be the ...
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.