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According to the American Heart Association, 90 percent of all American women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. It can develop at any age- as early as age 20 – and, for one in three women, heart disease leads to death.
Washington, D.C., March 22, 2012 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010:
It is estimated that greater than 80 per cent of men and women over age 50 have arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries with cholesterol containing plaque).
So far in the 21st Century, fewer Coloradans are dying of cardiovascular disease. But the future is uncertain as more of us develop the risk factors that lead to heart disease and stroke.
Ever since the first identification and coining of the phrase “risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD)” by the Framingham Investigators in 1959 [1,2], there has been an explosion of literature that has come under the heading of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor reduction, as if creating a separate subspecialty of cardiology. There [...]
Even With Heart Disease Awareness on the Rise, Prevention Remains Critically Important for American Women
The Heart Truth campaign urges women to take action
In recognition of American Heart Month, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and its heart disease awareness campaign—The Heart Truth— is reminding all American women that heart disease prevention remains critically important, despite that fact that awareness is at an all time high. More women [...]
Salt is essential to our body’s fluids. That’s likely why we evolved to enjoy its taste. On the other hand, anyone who’s gotten a mouth full of seawater knows that too much salt tastes terrible. Maybe your body’s trying to tell you something. It turns out that too much salt can lead to a host [...]
Tips for Trainers
According to U.S. Census Bureau and Social Security Administration figures, we can anticipate a moderate increase in the elderly population until 2010, with a rapid increase between 2010 and 2030. In many communities, people over 65 account for a quarter or more of the population.
May 2009 has been designated as American Stroke Month by the American Heart Association. A large part of prevention lies in awareness and screening. Many of us wait to see a doctor or health care provider unless we are certain something is â€˜wrong.â€™ It would be more in our best interest to have a regular [...]