Massachusetts December Media Roundup

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

NBC Boston: High blood pressure treatment in pregnancy is safe, prevents maternal heart risks
Treatment for high blood pressure during pregnancy appears safe for many women and may reduce maternal risk for severe hypertension without increasing fetal and neonatal risks, reported NBC Boston, citing a new American Heart Association scientific statement published in the Association’s journal Hypertension.

NBC Boston and WWLP-22 News: Major life events influence level of physical activity, may negatively impact heart health
Starting a new school or a new job, having a baby or entering retirement are major life events that significantly affect a person’s physical activity level, which may lead to poorer heart health, reported NBC Boston and WWLP-22 News. Individuals and health care professionals need to be proactive in addressing this issue, according to guidance from a new American Heart Association Scientific Statement published in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

WWLP-22 News: Why your metabolic health matters
Metabolic syndrome is a group of five conditions that can lead to heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other health problems. Dr. Christopher Keroack, medical director for the New England Center for Functional Medicine, appeared on Mass Appeal to outline these discussions and discuss why they pose a serious health risk.