hidden New awareness campaign “Stay Fuerte for All” aims to reduce health disparities impacting the Hispanic community across the Greater Washington Region

New awareness campaign “Stay Fuerte for All” aims to reduce health disparities impacting the Hispanic community across the Greater Washington Region

The American Heart Association combats COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and the prevalence of misinformation during Hispanic Heritage Month Arlington, VA — The health, job safety and financial impact of COVID-19 has hit Hispanic Americans hard. In fact, Hispanic peoples are almost 2.5[1] times as likely to have died from COVID-19 than white/ non-Hispanic people, when age

hidden Palliative care for heart failure patients may lower rehospitalization risk and improve outcomes

Palliative care for heart failure patients may lower rehospitalization risk and improve outcomes

New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association indicates palliative care can significantly lower the risk of rehospitalization and the need for invasive procedures including mechanical ventilation and defibrillator implantation for heart failure patients. Palliative care provides support to patients with chronic conditions to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. Predominately occurring in the home, it focuses

hidden Virtual Cooking Classes Increase Heart-Healthy Habits in Latina Mothers

Virtual Cooking Classes Increase Heart-Healthy Habits in Latina Mothers

In 2017, the American Heart Association (AHA) teamed up with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington to connect over 1,300 DC area residents to Simple Cooking with Heart. The curriculum teaches participants cooking skills and instills confidence in the kitchen through the lens of improving heart health with better nutrition. Before COVID-19, in-person classes were primarily