Category Archives: health

A pizza farm?

A pizza farm?

The scene looks inviting and wholesome. Under a clear sunny sky, acres of lush green vines stretch off into the distance, their branches weighed down with plump, juicy…pizza slices? Welcome to the Pizza Farm, the absurdist setting for a new video produced by the comedy production company Funny or Die in partnership with the American… Read More…

Preventable Factors Still Account For Half of US Heart Disease Deaths

Preventable Factors Still Account For Half of US Heart Disease Deaths

It’s a frightening phrase that still rings true even after decades of medical progress and improvements in clinical intervention: in the United States, heart disease remains the number-one killer of both women and men. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 610,000 heart disease-related deaths occur in the US every year. That’s… Read More…

CPR Training May Help to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

CPR Training May Help to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

Cardiac arrest, which is defined as the sudden and unexpected loss of heart function that typically results from an electrical disturbance in the heart, is associated with some alarming statistics. In total, cardiac arrest is responsible for over 500,000 deaths in the United States every year. About 326,000 cases of emergency medical services-assessed cardiac arrest… Read More…

FDA Declares Trans Fat is No Longer “Generally Recognized as Safe”

The American public health community, including organizations like the American Heart Association (AHA), is applauding the recent move by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to phase out artificial trans fat in processed food. Many processed foods in the US are high in trans fat because they contain partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), which have… Read More…

New AHA Heart Failure Survey Reveals Dangerous Misconceptions

In an important effort to gain an understanding of Americans’ knowledge of and attitudes towards heart failure, a condition which currently affects nearly six million people in the US, the American Heart Association (AHA) recently commissioned an online survey of over 1,600 people (approximately 1,000 members of the general public, 400 people living with heart… Read More…