Ypsilanti event raises $340K to fight heart disease, stroke
YPSILANTI, MI -- Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Ypsilanti to aid the American Heart Association’s efforts to combat heart disease and stroke. The 2022 Washtenaw County Heart and Stroke Walk & 5K raised nearly $340,000 -- the largest amount of money in event history, said Trinity Health Michigan spokesperson Von Lozon. More than 900 people registered for the May 14 event, which took place at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti. The annual event has taken place for more than 20 years, officials said, though Saturday marked the first in-person event since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was organized in a joint effort between AHA and Trinity Health St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.mlive.com
‘You cannot ignore the signs’: Singer Dee Dee Davis wants women to start paying attention to their heart health
The American Heart Association has chosen “Reclaim Your Rhythm” as this year’s theme. A Metro Detroit woman embodies that theme in every way and she’s hoping it will strike a chord with other women too.
$10 Million research program to fund new studies into the long-term effects of COVID-19
The American Heart Association is gearing up to kick off its $10 million research program to fund new studies into the long-term effects of COVID-19 and the ways it impacts the human body. A condition that’s now being called Long COVID. "We don’t understand why some people are susceptible to long covid or what the mechanisms are or why long COVID might develop," said Dr. Svati Shah, Chair of Research Committee, American Heart Association. And to help figure this all out, the American Heart Association has already started receiving applications for its 10 million dollars research program, which will begin from April. Dr. Shah says investigators will examine the impact of COVID on the heart, blood vessels, and brain.wxyz.com
17th annual Detroit Go Red for Women Luncheon goes digital amid pandemic
DETROIT – Last year, hundreds of women across Metro Detroit came out to celebrate the 16th annual Detroit Go Red for Women Luncheon at Little Caesars Arena. Like everything during the coronavirus pandemic, the 17th annual Detroit Go Red for Women Luncheon will be very different, but organizers said that’s a good thing. READ: Complete Heart Month coverageThe 2021 Detroit Go Red for Women Digital Experience will support the fight to end heart disease and stroke. The week-long event culminates in the titular Go Red for Women Luncheon Digital Experience at noon, Feb. 26. Go Red for Women Luncheon Digital Experience Noon to 1 p.m.
Doctors warn heart risks rising in younger women
DETROIT – February is Heart Month and doctors are concerned about an uptick in heart disease in adults under the age of 55 -- especially women. READ: Complete Heart Month coverageYesenia Berbiar woke up a little over a year ago feeling off. She was having a stroke, which doctors discovered was caused by an undiagnosed heart condition that she was born with. Ad“I never in a million years would have imagined that it was going to happen to me,” Berbiar said.”This Heart Month, doctors are reminding everyone that heart trouble can strike at any age. A recent survey found 32% of Americans and 53% of heart disease patients have ignored at least one troubling symptom due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Black coffee linked to reduced risk of heart failure, data shows
New data from the American Heart Association suggests drinking coffee straight black can reduce the risk of heart failure in the long term. Drinking one or more cups of plain (black), leaded coffee a day was associated with a long-term reduced risk of heart failure, according to a review of diet data from three major studies using analytic tools from the American Heart Association. “We identified multiple dietary and behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular disease outcomes including marital status, red meat consumption, whole milk consumption, and coffee consumption. Among these dietary variables, increasing coffee consumption was associated with decreasing long-term risk of heart failure (HF) congruently in FHS (Framingham Heart Study), ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities), and CHS (Cardiovascular Heart Study). Further study is warranted to better define the role, possible causality, and potential mechanism of coffee consumption as a potential modifiable risk factor for HF.” American Heart AssociationMore: Healthy Heart news
Michigan woman’s story emphasizes serious heart health risks for women
TROY, Mich. – The Friday of February is National Wear Red Day -- an annual effort from the American Heart Association to raise awareness of heart risks. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. READ: #GoRedForWomen: National Wear Red Day raises awareness of heart healthTroy-resident Kristy Sidlar was young and athletic when her first symptom hit. So I will ultimately be on the heart transplant list.”READ: Complete Heart Month coverageSidlar wants women of all ages to understand that heart disease is their problem too. While many women with heart problems do experience chest pain or discomfort, there are also many who do not.
#GoRedForWomen: National Wear Red Day raises awareness of heart health
DETROIT – Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. According to the association’s newly released 2021 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, heart disease kills one woman approximately every 80 seconds. The association is calling on women to spread awareness about cardiac health on Friday, which is National Wear Red Day. Women and men are encouraged to “wear red and give” as part of the Go Red For Women movement. READ: Complete Heart Month coverageWe’re now seeing cardiovascular disease affecting younger women, and women from Black and Hispanic communities are disproportionately impacted by heart disease and stroke.
Going red for women and heart health, raising awareness
Going red for women and heart health, raising awareness February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association. Cardiologist and CBS News Senior Medical Correspondent Dr. Tara Narula talks about the risk factors, warning signs, and preventative care for women's heart health during the coronavirus pandemic.cbsnews.com
KLA Foundation, American Heart Association create $1.5 million Social Equity Fund
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The American Heart Association and the KLA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of tech company KLA, have partnered together to create the $1.5 million KLA Social Equity Fund. The KLA Social Equity Fund will take a hyper-local focus and is specifically targeted around KLA headquarters locations, including it’s California and Metro Detroit locations, according to a news release. “KLA employees have a long-standing commitment to making a difference in our communities,” said John Van Camp, executive vice president, human resources at KLA. “We’re grateful for this opportunity to work with the American Heart Association and encourage more companies to step up, take action and create real, systemic change for good.”Applications for the fund are now open and will be accepted until Nov. 11. At 11 a.m. on Oct. 21, the American Heart Association will hold a virtual town hall event for nonprofits interested in applying for grants from the KLA Social Equity Fund.
Betsy Meter, Tricia Keith Announced As Go Red For Women Luncheon Co-Chairs
(CBS DETROIT) – The American Heart Association has named Betsy Meter and Tricia Keith to bring awareness to women’s greatest heath threat, cardiovascular disease as the Go Red for Women Luncheon co-chairs. The Go Red for Women Luncheon will be held Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 featuring a ‘Faces of Heart’ theme with storytelling from women who have been impacted by heart disease and stroke from diverse backgrounds and communities. “The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women mission and purpose to fight heart disease and stroke has really resonated with me as cardiac events are on the rise in young women” said Betsy Meter, Michigan Managing Partner, KPMG LLP. In addition, heart disease and stroke symptoms can present differently in women compared to men. As a result, more research is needed to close gender disparity gaps when it comes to cardiovascular research, treatment and care.detroit.cbslocal.com
"Your health is your most important asset": Cardiologist discusses heart health on "CBS This Morning" podcast
February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart health and how to prevent heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "It's important for women to recognize that your health is your most important asset," Northwell Health cardiologist Dr. Jennifer Mieres, one of the leading experts and patient advocates in the field of cardiovascular disease in women, said on the "CBS This Morning" podcast. I know the American Heart Association is expanding its campaign to be faith-based to have the cultural aspects introduced." Listen to Mieres' full conversation with Narula on the "CBS This Morning" podcast for more ways to prevent heart disease and how to feel empowered advocating for your health care.cbsnews.com
E-Cigarette Use Associated With Self-Reported Clinical Depression
E-cigarette users were twice as likely than people who had never used e-cigarettes to report having clinical depression, according to a new study. Nearly 900,000 participants age 18 and older with information on e-cigarette use and depression were included. Researchers found:Current e-cigarettes users were more than twice as likely to report having clinical depression than people who had never used e-cigarettes 34% vs. 15%. Former e-cigarette users were more likely to report having clinical depression than people who had never used e-cigarettes, but to a lesser degree 27% vs. 15%. The findings also didnt differ much across age groups, but the correlation of current e-cigarette use and depression was highest among college age students 18 to 25.detroit.cbslocal.com
Owning dog tied to lowering risk of dying early by 24%
"Dog ownership was associated with a 24% reduction in all cause mortality," said Kramer, an assistant professor in the division of endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Toronto. The meta-analysis found an even bigger benefit for people who had already had a heart attack or stroke. Heart attack survivors living alone who owned dogs had a 33% lower risk of death compared to people who did not own a dog. That's especially important after a major illness, such as a heart attack or stroke. And I think that maybe dog ownership is part of that."
Report: Owning A Dog Tied To Lowering Your Risk Of Dying Early By 24 Percent
Dog ownership was associated with a 24% reduction in all cause mortality, said Kramer, an assistant professor in the division of endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Toronto. The meta-analysis found an even bigger benefit for people who had already had a heart attack or stroke. Heart attack survivors living alone who owned dogs had a 33% lower risk of death compared to people who did not own a dog. Thats especially important after a major illness, such as a heart attack or stroke. And I think that maybe dog ownership is part of that.The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.detroit.cbslocal.com
Broken heart syndrome and cancer are connected, scientists say
New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association says broken heart syndrome may be linked to cancer. Broken heart syndrome is a real thing, though it's also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. And now, new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association says broken heart syndrome may be linked to cancer. The study, published on Wednesday, found that one in six people with broken heart syndrome also developed cancer -- and they were more likely to die within five years after their diagnosis, compared to those without broken heart syndrome. For people who have either cancer or broken heart syndrome, this isn't necessarily a cause for alarm.
Drugs that worsen heart failure; what's behind Mary Todd Lincoln's depression
In today's Morning Rounds, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. Tara Narula weigh in on a new warning by the American Heart Association that many commonly used medications could cause or worsen heart failure. Also, Dr. LaPook reports on a new study that examines how a physical cause may have driven former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln's mental struggles and erratic behaviors.cbsnews.com
Women’s heart disease symptoms often overlooked, study shows
New research shines a light on the gender gap in heart care. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women, affecting more than six million women every year. Recent studies from the American Heart Association show how women’s symptoms are often overlooked or misunderstood. Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and national spokesperson for the American Heart Association, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the findings.cbsnews.com
How to cook smarter
According to the American Heart Association, a healthy diet can help alleviate three major risk factors for heart disease: high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and excess body weight. Fruits And VegetablesThe AHA advises that people eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Breads, Cereal, Grains And PastaA healthy heart diet includes at least six servings of grain products, according to the AHA. Children should have two or more servings, and teens and older adults need four or more servings every day. Diet Can Help Lower High Blood PressureYour diet can also help keep your blood pressure low.
American Heart Association calls for tougher restrictions on e-cigarettes
American Heart Association calls for tougher restrictions on e-cigarettes The AHA is calling for electronic cigarettes to be "strongly regulated, thoroughly researched, and closely monitored." Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the details.cbsnews.com
The American Heart Association calls for tougher restrictions on sales and marketing of e-cigarettes
The American Heart Association calls for tougher restrictions on sales and marketing of e-cigarettes The association says electronic cigarettes should be subject to all the laws that apply to cigarettes and cigars. Also, new research suggests anti-depressants could help treat brain cancer in children. Alison Harmelin has the day's top health stories.cbsnews.com