Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Lifestyle and Risk Reduction
The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets answer important questions about quitting smoking, improving your diet, increasing physical activity, and controlling cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Life's Simple 7® | Eat Better
The American Heart Association explains that eating better is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes in your diet can help you avoid such a diagnosis in the first place.
Lifestyle Changes and Cholesterol
The American Heart Association explains lifestyle changes to lower high cholesterol including eating a heart-healthy diet, regular physical activity and quitting smoking.
Recommendations for Heart Health
The American Heart Association explains that if you have congenital heart disease, it's very important for you to follow the "healthy-heart recommendations" for diet and activity.
Vitamin Supplements: Healthy or Hoax?
Can vitamin supplements really make you healthier? Some can be beneficial, but the key to vitamin and mineral success is eating a balanced diet. The American Heart Association recommends, before taking vitamin and mineral supplements, talk to your physician about your personal dietary plan. Learn why in this My Heart and Stroke News article.
Meet the Fats
American Heart Association introduces Meet the Fats program
Making Heart Health a Habit
The key to preventing cardiovascular disease or heart disease is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your risk factors. The American Heart Association explains how to make new healthy habits and change old unhealthy habits and how to stick with the healthy changes. Learn these changes from the Hip Hop Doc.
Protein and Heart Health
Think every meal should include protein? Actually, most of us are getting far more protein than we actually need. The American Heart Association explains that meat is high in saturated fat and can raise blood cholesterol levels. Learn to find a balance with fruits, vegetables and protein.
Heart-Health: Out With the Pyramid, In With the Plate
The key to preventing cardiovascular disease or heart disease is managing your risk factors. the American Heart Association explains that invovles eating a balanced diet. MyPlate has replaced the Food Guide Pyramid with a new shape and updated recommendations to help consumers follow the federal government?s 2010 Dietary Guidelines. Read how it might affect those with heart disease.
Fiber Up, Slim Down
The American Heart Association explains how you can fill up on fiber while losing weight so that you don't feel hungry all the time.
Tips to Sticking with Lifestyle Changes
Lifestyle changes seem simple enough, so why don't many of us stick with healthy changes to our lifestyles? The American Heart Association offers this advice about staying focused in your lifestyle change efforts to improve your high cholesterol level and your heart health.
Nationwide, we invest over $132 million a year ($3.2 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.
American Heart Association 2011-2012 Expenditures
Public Health Education: 39.1%
Professional Education & Training: 14.0%
Community Services: 5.1%
Management & General: 7.9%
American Heart Association Diversity Report
Attached is a copy of the American Heart Association’s 2009-2010 Annual Diversity Report. This report highlights our organization’s successes in the area of diversity with emphasis on cultural competence. The report focuses on our consumer initiatives as well as our internal initiatives. We have broadened the scope of this year’s report to showcase initiatives in each of the Affiliates. Also, we have identified key partnerships, sponsorships and strategic alliances that enhanced our efforts to reach common goals.
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