WASHINGTON – October 30, 2014 – In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case of Halbig v. Burwell, leading groups fighting chronic disease argue that Congress intended for eligible consumers to receive tax credits that help make health coverage bought in either federal or state-run marketplaces more affordable.
Guideline Highlights: Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower your risk of a first-time stroke. Updated prevention guidelines also focus on lowering stroke risk among women.
Study Highlights: Costs to treat strokes caused by bleeding in the brain increased about 31 percent from five years after stroke to 10 years. Medication, nursing home and informal care expenses accounted for some of the increases.
Study Highlights: Americans are eating less trans and saturated fats than they were three decades ago, but they’re still consuming these bad fats more than what’s recommended for good cardiovascular health. Intake of healthy omega-3 fatty acid was steady over the last 30 years, but most people still don’t get enough.
(Dallas) Oct. 22, 2014 – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association joins the World Stroke Organization in acknowledging the Global Stroke Bill of Rights, launched today at the 9th World Stroke Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. Every other ...