Study Highlights: In a large observational study, women who reported drinking more than one diet soda or other artificially sweetened drink a day had a higher risk of strokes caused by a blood clot. The association between diet drinks and stroke risk was stronger in obese women and in African American women.
Study Highlight: Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with PTSD.
Results of the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight the rapidly growing popularity of electronic cigarettes among youth. The American Heart Association released the following statement in response to the survey.
Aramark, the largest U.S. based food service company, who serves two billion meals each year, and the American Heart Association (AHA), the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, today reported results from the third year of their Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 collaboration, which aims to improve the health of all Americans 20 percent by 2020.
The American Heart Association issued the following statement regarding the release of H.R. 1010, a bill that would reverse a rule finalized by the White House last year that allowed short-term, limited-duration insurance plans to be sold alongside ACA-compliant health insurance plans.