The facts on sugary drinks are simple – they pose a real health risk. We know that these drinks are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet and are associated with an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. We know that kids are drinking far too many of
Each day, we lose about 2,150 Americans from heart disease- The No. 1 killer in the United States. Stroke, the No. 5 killer and leading cause of severe disability, claims the lives of nearly 219,000 each year. Since the inception of the Heart Walk, mortality rates from cardiovascular disease and stroke have plummeted by 45
By Diane Daniel, American Heart Association News After surviving a stroke in 2014, Patrick Wright now goes to the gym regularly and follows a healthy diet. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Ates) Patrick Wright was back home after ringing in the new year with family and friends at his grandmother’s house. Around 2:30 a.m., he woke
As seen in Austin Fit Magazine: The Austin Heart & Stroke Walk is back this year to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and promote a culture of physical health and mental well-being. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No.
Dr. Alina Sholar, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has her own practice, Serenity Medical Center, with locations in Austin and San Antonio. In 2018, she also started her plastic surgery practice, Skin, Science, Soul, with a mission to empower women to feel their best. As an artist and scientist, her medical illustrations and academic publications have
Designer, businesswoman and local philanthropist, Virginia Visser has assumed the role of Chair of the Board of Directors for the Central Texas American Heart Association. She joined Studio 512 Co-Host Stephanie Gilbert to speak about her many years of service to the organization and to encourage the community, especially women, to get involved with the
With many areas of Central Texas facing triple digit temperatures and summer heat and humidity elsewhere, the American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, is urging people to take extra steps to protect their hearts. Precautions are especially important for older adults and individuals with high blood pressure, obesity or
The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, today announced that it has accepted local cardiologist, Dr. Caitlin Giesler to its Board of Directors. Dr. Giesler is currently the Director of the Women’s Heart Center at Ascension Seton in Austin, Texas. Dr. Giesler began her career