Items Tagged ‘American Heart Association’

4 things to know about raising heart-healthy kids

February 4, 2019

4 things to know about raising heart-healthy kids

By uclahealth uclahealth

February is American Heart Month ‒ the perfect time to prioritize heart health for your entire family, says Sheena Kamra, MD, a pediatrician at the UCLA Health Torrance – Pediatrics office. When it comes to raising heart-healthy kids, she says there are a few things parents should know: 1. Most children are born with healthy […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, American Heart Month, Dr. Sheena Kamra, heart health, pediatrics, The Checkup, Torrance, Torrance pediatrics


The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

February 1, 2019

The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

If you’ve gotten the message that you should incorporate 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity into your workday to reduce the health risks associated with inactivity, good job.  Keep taking the stairs and walking as much as possible. But don’t stop there.  Other steps are important for achieving a heart healthy lifestyle. “Diet, […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, calories, diabetes, diet, Dr. Gaurav Banka, Dr. Sheila Sahni, exercise, family history, healthy lifestyle, heart disease, heart disease risk factors, heart healthy


Massive CPR Palooza trains community members on life-saving technique

June 11, 2018

Massive CPR Palooza trains community members on life-saving technique

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 global killer, but more lives can be saved if bystanders know how to help More than 700 kids and adults from around Los Angeles learned how they can help cardiac arrest victims at the first-ever CPR Palooza held at the UCLA Health Training Center: Home of the Los […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, bystander CPR, cardiac arrest, cardiology, Circle of Health, CPR, Dr. Tamara Horwich, hands-only CPR, heart health, Los Angeles Lakers, UCLA Health Training Center


Ask the Doctors - Should you give aspirin to heart attack patients?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should you give aspirin to heart attack patients?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I just read your column about a daily aspirin regimen, which raised these questions for me: If someone appears to be in the middle of a heart attack, should you try to give them an aspirin? Also, does it pay to keep aspirin in the house just for that purpose? Dear Reader: To […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, aspirin, atherosclerosis, blood clot, cardio, coronary arteries, daily aspirin, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart, heart attack, heart health, oxygen


First Aid: Test Your Safety Smarts

June 27, 2017

First Aid: Test Your Safety Smarts

By uclahealth uclahealth

June is National Safety Month, so let’s see how prepared you and your family are for summertime injuries. From treating jellyfish stings to knowing how to give CPR, what would you do in these situations?   If you get stung by a jellyfish at the beach, you should remove the tentacle and: Wash with soap […]

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Tags: 911, American Heart Association, CPR, drowning, exhaustion, healthy living, jellyfish sting, muscle sprain, National Safety Month, personal preparedness, poison oak, rash


Queen Latifah and UCLA cardiologist discuss why heart failure is a family affair

October 24, 2016

Queen Latifah and UCLA cardiologist discuss why heart failure is a family affair

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

More than 6 million Americans live with heart failure. Including Queen Latifah’s mother. That’s why the award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer recently joined UCLA cardiologist Dr. Karol Watson and the American Heart Association on World Heart Day for a Facebook Live event held at UCLA. The goal? Raise awareness of the AHA’s “Rise Above […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Karol Watson, fatigue, heart failure, heart symptoms, Living with heart failure, preventative cardiology, Queen Latifah, Rise Above Heart Failure, Salt