Massachusetts November Media Roundup

Here is a sampling of stories covered by Massachusetts media outlets in November that featured the American Heart Association and highlight the many ways we are helping all Americans live a long, healthy life.

NBC Boston and NECN: 2021 Dietary Guidance to Improve Cardiovascular Health
‘Balance’ is the key word in new dietary guidance for heart health released by the American Heart Association in November. Both NBC Boston and NECN reported on this scientific statement, which encourages people to think of broad eating habits instead of narrowly focusing on single foods.

Boston 25 News: Drinking coffee has both beneficial and harmful short-term health effects
Caffeinated coffee may come with a blend of short-term benefits and harms, according to a study that monitored its health effects in real time. Boston 25 News reporter on this study, which was released at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in November.

WWLP-22 News: Fatal heart attack or stroke could be first sign of CVD in some smokers
Death from a heart attack or stroke may be the first cardiovascular disease event in some people who smoke cigarettes and CVD is the leading adverse health effect among smokers. WWLP-22 News reported on this new research, which was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association in November.

Newton Tab: Newton resident honored by American Heart Association
Alice K. Jacobs, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, was awarded the James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology by the American Heart Association’s Council on Clinical Cardiology. Read the full story here.