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Youths who try e-cigarettes triple since 2011: study

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The number of US youths who have tried e-cigarettes tripled from 2011 to 2013, raising concerns about the potential for a new generation of nicotine addicts, US health authorities said Monday. More than a quarter of a […]

Four-time Olympic Gold-Medalist Janet Evans to speake at LA Go Red For Women luncheon

LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2014 – Celebrated U.S. Olympic swimmer, Janet Evans, will be the keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s 10th annual Los Angeles Go Red For Women Luncheon on May 9, 2014 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Evans […]

American Heart Association recognizes Union Bank as the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team

RIVERSIDE – The American Heart Association’s (AHA) longtime supporter, Union Bank, N.A, has been named the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team, making it the third time the bank has earned this distinction. Union Bank was also the Top National Heart Walk Team […]

American Heart Association, Union Bank issue LA challenge: Lace up and walk 25 million steps on National Walking Day

LOS ANGELES  – Americans are spending more time than ever sitting in front of computer screens – which means less time being active. That’s why the American Heart Association (AHA) has designated the first Wednesday of April as National Walking Day, which […]

LA’s 10th Annual Go Red For Women luncheon asks ‘Who Do You Go Red For?’

Edelman executive Gail Becker chairs event to be held at Beverly Wilshire Hotel May 9 LOS ANGELES  – Gail Becker, president of strategic partnerships and global integration for Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, will chair the American Heart Association’s...

Vegetarian diets linked to lower blood pressure

(Relaxnews) – A new review of past studies shows vegetarians have lower blood pressure than those who consume meat. The review was conducted by researcher Yoko Yokoyama, Ph.D., M.P.H. and her team at the at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular […]

Love your heart with lean pork tenderloin

(Family Features) According to Chef Judson Allen, a “Next Food Network Star” finalist and chef who has maintained a 150-pound weight loss, Americans can take care of their hearts without sacrificing their favorite foods. For Chef Allen, those favorite foods […]

Greater LA Heart & Stroke Walk Celebrates Healthy Hearts and Saving Lives

5K walks in Palmdale, Pomona, Pasadena, Downtown LA, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica and Long Beach aim to raise awareness and funds to fight nation’s leading health threats — heart disease and stroke LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2013 – The American […]

Drinking coffee may lower women’s risk of stroke

By Meredith Melnick Are you drinking a cup of coffee right now? Congratulations, you may be lowering your risk of stroke, according to study of nearly 35,000 women published Thursday in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. The study […]