WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six leading public health organizations today asked federal courts to allow them to intervene in two lawsuits brought by the electronic cigarette and cigar industries against the Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 rule establishing public health oversight of e-cigarettes, cigars and other previously unregulated tobacco products.
Amid record-high airline travel this summer, the American Heart Association – the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease – is debuting Hands-Only CPR training kiosks at select international airports across the United States, providing even more opportunities for travelers to learn how to save lives.
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2017 — Ten patient and provider groups, representing millions of Americans, issued the following statement today in response to the release of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) scores of the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA) and Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017 (ORRA) currently being considered by the U.S. Senate:
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 19, 2017 — The American Heart Association said today that the House FY 2018 funding bill for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education went a long way to boost heart disease and stroke priorities, but still left some key programs underfunded.
Study Highlights: Modest weight gain over time may alter the structure and function of heart muscle, affecting long-term risk of heart failure. Researchers say maintaining weight and avoiding weight gain may be an important strategy to prevent changes in heart muscle that could lead to heart failure.