Future Well Communities tackles complex social barriers that complicate diabetes and prevent people from living healthy.
Across the U.S. and around the world, low-income communities and communities of color are facing health crises at alarming rates. Chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes are responsible for more than 71% of deaths globally, and 88% of deaths in the U.S. As with other health challenges, the impact of these diseases disproportionately impact underserved communities, resulting in massive health disparities that are passed on to future generations.
It's one hard-working organ, pumping 1.5 gallons of blood every minute and beating around 100,000 times a day. In honor of American Heart Month, we sat down with a ticker expert to learn about things most people may not know about their hearts—and advances that could change cardiac care.
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- As part of its continued support of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today extended its commitment to women's health by offering no cost "Know Your Numbers" heart health screenings at MinuteClinic, the company's retail medical clinic, every Wednesday in February.
Making our cities into places of wellbeing, exciting growth and opportunity will require every sector to join forces on urban health, says Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation.
By Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation
Walking through the wealthier streets of cities like Geneva, London or New York, it seems that health and fitness is an international obsession. National food chains boast of fresh ingredients, light options, and low-fat meals. Shelves are stacked with the trendiest superfoods – quinoa, chia seeds, kale and avocado.
Better Hearts Better Cities is an initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension
Better Hearts Better Cities is a Novartis Foundation initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, are a growing health crisis with 75% of NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries; this is compounded by rapid urbanization.
The innovative approach is being tested on three continents: in Mongolia, Senegal, and Brazil.
Innovation. It's been our thing since Dr. Abbott set up shop in a Chicago neighborhood more than a century ago. It’s still our thing.
But don’t take our word for it.
Ask Popular Science, which named our Absorb disappearing stent and FreeStyle Libre* glucose monitoring system – the one that saves you a routine stick of the finger – as two of its "Best of What's New" innovations in 2016.
February is American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle by making small changes and incorporating more heart-healthy behaviors that can lead to better heart health. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in America.
Each year, cardiovascular disease causes more than 30 percent of deaths around the globe. In the United States, someone is diagnosed with the condition once every 43 seconds. Finding a way to enhance and expedite the diagnosis of heart disease requires the attention and support of public and private sector organizations worldwide. Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and Kaggle today announced that the second annual Data Science Bowl will call on the global data science community to create a set of steps, or algorithms, to help transform diagnosis of heart disease.