Study Highlights: The onset of an irregular heartbeat jumps sharply in men after age 50 and in women after 60. The risk of developing the irregular rhythm known as atrial fibrillation rises with increasing age and weight. Having atrial fibrillation more than tripled the risk of dying during average 13-year study.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 13, 2017 — 12 patient, provider and consumer groups released the following comments today on President Trump’s announcement that he will discontinue the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments:
DALLAS, October 13, 2017 — New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicate the adult obesity rates in the United States are now a staggering 40 percent while youth obesity rates grew to 20 percent for 12-to-19-year-olds.
Washington, D.C., October 12, 2017—An executive order issued today by President Trump would encourage association health plans to enter the insurance market and change the rules governing the length and renewability of short-term catastrophic health insurance plans.
Results from a new survey conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, found that stroke survivors have low confidence in their ability to prevent another stroke.