Health Variant: So, the American Heart Association called

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Journalists get a lot of news releases and story pitches every day. But it’s not often the American Heart Association essentially calls and says, “Hey, we’re worried about you, let’s talk.”

So the team at “The Health Variant” podcast arranged a call. The folks at the American Heart Association had been looking at some troubling statistics in the Dakotas, especially North Dakota when it comes to COVID-19 and vaccinations. So they reached out to specifically address their concerns.

In the latest episode of “The Health Variant” podcast, host and NewsMD Health Correspondent Jeremy Fugleberg talks with

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American Heart Association donates infant CPR kits to hospital | Lifestyle

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals reduced or halted classes for parents of newborns. The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is bridging the gaps in parent education by donating 240 Infant CPR Anytime kits to Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

Infant CPR Anytime is for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, nannies and anyone else who wants to learn infant CPR and basic first aid but does not need a course completion card to meet a job requirement.

The kits contain everything needed to

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Springfield Regional Medical Center receives American Heart Association awards

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center received three American Heart Association Achievement Awards.

According to a release, the awards are for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care.

Mercy Health said it participates in the AMA’s “Get With The Guidelines” programs, which help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events. As a participant in the programs, the hospital applied for the award recognition by demonstrating how it has committed to improving quality care for patients.

“Springfield Regional Medical Center is honored to be recognized by the American Heart

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When Art Was For Each American

So, lastly, perhaps, we are ready to watch one thing stimulating and shifting and artistic in between our episodes of senseless reality tv. From stay streams to pre-recorded performances, here are a few of the highlights from the dance and opera world’s 2020 virtual fall season. Creativity can only achieve this much to ease those pains, however it could try its damnedest to respond to them. The upcoming fall slate of art and entertainment admirably aims to just do that. Blockbuster and status movies alike scheduled to hit brick-and-mortar theaters. Books full of both potent evaluation of our moment and … Read More

American Heart Association reveals disparities in LGBTQ heart health

June is Pride Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the LGBTQ community. Each June, people across the country come together to honor LGBTQ culture and support the community’s rights. And although the LGBTQ population receives a lot of attention during Pride Month, there is one aspect that often goes unnoticed — their heart health.

According to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published in October 2020, that examined health care discrimination faced by the LGBTQ community, 56% of LGBTQ adults said they experienced some form of discrimination from clinicians (including the use of harsh/abusive language), and

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