Heart Disease

Arkansas Leads the Way in Controlling Hypertension with Prevention Research Study

March 30, 2017|5:07 p.m.| Matthew Oglesby

The partnership between practice and academia is critical for advancing public health science, explains Nate Smith, director and state health officer of the Arkansas Department of Health. The Arkansas Department of Health recently partnered with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on a study to improve blood pressure control in the state's hypertensive patients. Read More »

New York City Requires Chain Restaurants to Include Sodium Level Warnings on Menus

September 15, 2015|1:31 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The New York City Board of Health has passed a rule that will require chain restaurants in the city with 15 or more establishments nationwide to include a salt shaker icon with menu items containing more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium. Read More »

District of Columbia Fights Hypertension by Targeting Deeply Affected Parts of City

July 13, 2015|9:36 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

Through the ASTHO Million Hearts State Learning Collaborative, the District of Columbia is working to improve hypertension management among its highest-risk population: African American residents ages 18 and older living in Wards 5 and 7. Read More »

High Sodium Consumption Takes a Toll on Health

April 27, 2015|2:53 p.m.| Katie Potestio

Recent scientific studies and media messages have questioned the need to reduce population sodium intake, but the public health recommendations remain crystal clear. Read More »

How the Million Hearts Initiative is Improving Hypertension

April 14, 2015|2:39 p.m.| Jane Esworthy

ASTHO has partnered with Million Hearts to help prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, with a specific goal of helping state health agencies reduce high blood pressure incidence. Read More »

Younger Women Often Delay Seeking Emergency Care for Heart Attack Symptoms

February 25, 2015|5:49 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

A recent article by NPR explores reasons why women ages 30 to 55 often delay seeking immediate help, even if they do suspect they are experiencing a heart attack. Read More »

U.S. Nutrition Advisory Panel Reconsiders Longstanding Recommendations Regarding Cholesterol

February 11, 2015|5:03 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reverses decades of standards warning Americans against high-cholesterol foods. Read More »