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Additional $400K awarded for fast-tracked COVID-19 heart and brain health research
on August 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm
DALLAS, August 10, 2020 — The American Heart Association has awarded an additional $400,000 in research grants focused on the cardiovascular impact of COVID-19. The awards go to four more teams who submitted proposals for the COVID-19 and Its...
Fewer African Americans in South Carolina sought stroke care at pandemic’s start
on August 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm
AHA COVID-19 Newsroom Research Highlights: Analysis of hospital records in South Carolina, a state in the Stroke Belt, noted a drop in telestroke consultations (videoconference with stroke specialists) for stroke symptoms especially among African ...
Flu vaccine could protect against serious heart and stroke complications
on July 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Research Highlights: The rate of seasonal flu vaccinations among people over age 50 and nursing home residents is extremely low, and those who do get the flu vaccine can significantly lower their risk of heart attack, TIA (transient ischemic attack), ...
Regular exercise helps prevent high blood pressure, even in areas of high air pollution
on July 20, 2020 at 9:00 am
Research Highlights: Regular physical activity is a healthy way to prevent and reduce high blood pressure, even in places where pollution levels are relatively high. Air pollution increases high blood pressure risk, yet it does not outweigh the...
Analysis finds multiple social disadvantages magnify stroke risk
on July 16, 2020 at 9:00 am
Research Highlights: Living with multiple social disadvantages, including low education, low annual household income, social isolation, living in a neighborhood with high poverty or with poor public health infrastructure, lack of health insurance or...