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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 is on April 2 this year....
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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 Los...
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Even without weight loss, Mediterranean diets stave off diabetes: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that even if you don’t lose weight or boost exercise, following a Mediterranean diet can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. In the Spanish study, people at risk for heart disease who followed a diet of fruits, vegetables, whole...
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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 Heart Association’s Heart & Stroke...
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No cognitive decline for women with migraines: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Women suffering from migraines are more likely to experience changes to their brain tissue, though these do not appear to cause long-term damage to their mental condition, a study said Tuesday. The study of 286 women and men, published in the Journal of...
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Tomatoes can lower stroke risk: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Eating tomatoes can dramatically reduce the risk of having a stroke, according to a new study out Monday that provided more support for diets rich in fruits and vegetables. The key factor appears to be the powerful antioxident lycopene, according to the...
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Chocolate linked to reduced risk of stroke — in men

(Relaxnews) – Love the men in your life? Consider buying them a box of chocolate bonbons as a means to lower their risk of stroke. In a new study out of Sweden published this week, researchers found that eating a moderate amount of chocolate every week was associated with a...