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BU researcher receives AHA grant to improve cardiovascular treatments

(Boston University Medical Center) Vijaya B. Kolachalama, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has received a Scientist Development grant from the American Heart Association.

Researchers call for new consistent, robust standards for the development of meta-analyses

(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) The American Heart Association (AHA) published a scientific statement to provide recommendations for physicians and researchers who wish to do meta-analyses, journal editors who publish them, and health care professionals who wish to use them to make decisions about patient care.

Researchers receive $1.5 million each to study extracellular matrix for cardiovascular research

(American Heart Association) Two researchers have been awarded grants that could help uncover the next breakthrough in heart-health research, the American Heart Association and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group announced Wednesday.

Dr. Boukrina of Kessler Foundation awarded major American Heart Association grant

(Kessler Foundation) Olga Boukrina, PhD, research scientist in Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation, has received a three-year award from the American Heart Association (AHA) valued at $231,000. The grant funds a study exploring a potential neural mechanism that could explain the high incidence of delirium and spatial neglect after right-hemisphere stroke.

Equality Isn't Cutting It: New Campaign From American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics Works for Health Equity, Too

Join our virtual press briefing on August 10 at 11 am ET to hear from these organizations about new research, stories of successful programs in communities, and experts who can speak to the need to ensure all children have access to nutritious food and safe places to be physically active.

Penn Medicine Cardiology Researcher Wins American Heart Association Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award

Benjamin L. Prosser, PhD, an assistant professor of Physiology, in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award from the American Heart Association's Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, one of its scientific divisions

Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Win Gold Plus Award for Heart Failure Care

Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals honored for implementing the most timely and research-based standards outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation's prevention guidelines.

Don't believe the American Heart Assn. — butter, steak and coconut oil aren't likely to kill you

Last month, the American Heart Association once again went after butter, steak and especially coconut oil with this familiar warning: The saturated fats in these foods cause heart disease. The organization’s “presidential advisory” was a fresh look at the science and came in response to a growing...

Ben Taub Hospital Is Three-Time 'Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus' Heart Care Recipient

For three years in a row, Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital cardiac service has been recognized with the Mission: Lifeline(r) Gold Plus Receiving Center award by the American Heart Association. Additionally, the hospital also received the Mission: Lifeline(r) NSTEMI-Silver Achievement Award.

Is the American Heart Association Misleading the Public About Coconut Oil?

2 months agoHumor / odd : Snopes

Their position statement on saturated fat has drawn the ire of people partial to coconut oil, but counterarguments accusing the AHA of cherry-picking data misrepresent the very science they claim to be defending.

From DNA to Decision-Making: University of Utah Health Awarded $4 Million Toward Comprehensive Look at Heart Birth Defects

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded investigators at University of Utah Health $3.7 million to conduct collaborative research to prevent and treat congenital heart disease. U of U Health is one of four groups across the country to join the AHA's Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) for children.

Heart-healthy goals tied to lower blood pressure among blacks

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Black Americans may be able to lower their risk for high blood pressure by following the seven heart-healthy steps laid out by the American Heart Association (AHA), according to a new study.

Hitting cardiovascular health targets can help elderly live longer

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Meeting some or all of the American Heart Association’s seven ideal cardiovascular health goals is associated with longer life and fewer heart attacks and strokes, no matter your age.

Coconut oil has more saturated fat than lard

Coconut oil isn't heart healthy, according to the American Heart Association. Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, says, "While there is little data on the direct effects of coconut oil on cardiovascular disease, the AHA advised against using coconut oil because it raises low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol." Dr. Hensrud […]

Please Stop Freaking Out About Coconut Oil

An American Heart Association (AHA) report has people asking "Is coconut oil healthy?" But it doesn't say anything we didn't already know.

The American Heart Association Says Coconut Oil Is Bad for You

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

It contains more saturated fat than butter, beef fat, and pork lard.

Coconut oil has more ‘bad’ fat than beef and butter: heart doctors

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Coconut oil raises ‘bad’ cholesterol in the same way as other foods high in saturated fats like butter and beef, according to the American Heart Association.

Nutrition experts warn coconut oil is on par with beef fat, butter

Step away from that coconut! The American Heart Association just released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. In fact, coconut oil may be as unhealthy as beef drippings and butter. Gulp! In an unpleasant surprise for many health food devotees, research showed that coconut oil increased...

Is vegetable oil really as good as a statin?

After decades of scientific squabbles over the role of saturated fat in the development of heart disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) claimed last week to have put the debate behind us in a news release that began this way: “Replacing saturated fats with healthier ones found in some vegetable oils can reduce cholesterol levels […]

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