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Cultural habits put Latinos at high risk for heart disease and stroke
Cultural habits can be hazardous to your health, according to Lucas Restrepo, M.D., Ph.D. ?Some behaviors put Latinos at high risk for heart disease and stroke,? he emphasizes. ?Our foods are delicious but often times have a high content of fat and salt...
2013 Powerful Black Family Celebration RSVP
Join us Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Inglewood, CA for our 3rd Annual Powerful Black Family Celebration! A fun filled day with a farmers market, health screenings, sports activities, personal Q & A with doctors, makeovers and exciting giveaways!
AHA honors Mary Caldwell and Hank Wasiak
Two exceptional volunteers from the Western States Affiliate have received national recognition for their many years of service to the American Heart Association (AHA). Mary Caldwell, R.N., M.B.A., Ph.D., FAHA, is the Healthcare Volunteer of the Year Award and Hank Wasiak was presented with the prestigious Gold Heart Award.
Funding applications hit an all-time high
Research is the foundation of our lifesaving mission and the volume of applications continues to increase each year -- hitting an all-time high in FY 2012-13. According to Brian Black, Ph.D., Chair of the Western States Affiliate Research Committee, pictured at left, we received a total of 454 applicants in the spring cycle, up 19 percent over the fall. The committee approved 76 new awards totaling nearly $8 million.
Walkers raise more than $1 million in Los Angeles County
More than 16,000 people participated in Heart & Stroke Walks held in seven cities in Los Angeles County this fall, raising more than $1 million to fight heart disease and stroke. This year the Greater L.A. Heart & Stroke Walk extended its reach to four additional cities, doubled walker participation and engaged more than 300 hundred volunteers.
Sylvia Hernandez leads clean air fight in Idaho
One dedicated volunteer is Sylvia Hernandez, a manager at The Chalk Horse in Pocatello who has worked to convert the popular bar into a smoke free environment -- safe for employees and patrons. It was one of the first bars in the area to go smoke free.
Chef Anthony Vidal promotes healthy eating
The connection between healthy eating and better living is personal for Chef Anthony Vidal of Las Vegas, NV. He has Type 2 diabetes and a family history of heart-related illnesses. This father of three is taking steps to assure his family will not soon experience the heart-breaking loss of another loved one. Diabetes claimed the lives of both his mother and aunt over the past two years.
Chef Phillip Dell shares cooking insights
Sharing the amazing possibilities for a healthy, tasty diet with those who want to eat better is Chef Phillip Dell?s goal in life. He is an award winning chef who has won top honors at the American Heart Association?s Flavors of the Heart food festival in Las Vegas, NV. He is also a competitive natural bodybuilder and three-time world champion power lifter who shifted to a healthier lifestyle by losing 92 pounds and keeping it off for years.
Judy Coffey, R.N.-- What the American Heart Association means to me
My life-long commitment to supporting the mission and vision of the American Heart Association (AHA) stems from both personal and professional reasons. Professionally, I have worked in health care for more than three decades and I have seen first-hand the effect the AHA has had in reducing the incidence of heart attack and stroke. Personally, I have survived the loss of a daughter who was born with three different heart defects.
Dr. Robb MacLellan leads UW cardiovascular research team
American Heart Association (AHA) research volunteer Robb A. MacLellan, M.D., is pioneering the next generation in cardiovascular regenerative medicine. He pursues new therapies for damaged hearts at the University of Washington (UW) where he is Professor of Medicine, Head of the Division of Cardiology and the Robert A. Bruce Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research.