New Study Links Sugar-Sweetened Drinks to Increased Visceral Fat
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day was associated with an increase in a particular type of body fat that may affect diabetes and heart disease risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation.
Georgia Legislative Session Wrap-Up
The 2016 Legislative Session has ended and we are happy to report that we finished strong!
Voices for Healthy Kids Awards Grant to Georgia Bikes
Georgia Bikes is very pleased to have been awarded a Voices for Healthy Kids grant to support the proliferation of robust Complete Streets policies in cities throughout Georgia.
Keep Dad Healthy This Father's Day
Visiting your physician for an annual checkup is a simple – and essential – step to keeping your heart healthy and yourself healthy.
Why, then, do some men refuse to go to the doctor regularly? Here are 10 reasons why many men skip this important appointment. (And, more importantly, 10 ways to counter those reasons and get yourself or a person you care about to see a doctor.)
Obesity lower in four states, remains high among minorities in national report
For the first time in a decade, some states have lowered obesity rates.
Alabama's #IAmMedicaid Campaign
The American Heart Association has joined forces with Children’s First and Alabama Arise to kick off a campaign known as #IamMedicaid that aims to put a human face to the issue of Medicaid.
How Alabama Medicaid Cuts Will Affect You
Medicaid cuts in Alabama will soon begin to show the effects it will have on your doctor.
One Alabama Solution: Small Sugary Drink Tax
With Alabama still in a budget crisis and Medicaid cuts underway, we continue to urge lawmakers to pass a small sugary drink tax that will ensure Medicaid will be fully funded. This will protect services for over one million residents.
Can A Sugar Tax Increase Help Obesity?
What would you do to avoid paying more taxes? Legally, that is.
Meet Our Alabama Advocacy Committee
The American Heart Association is working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020. Policy change is essential for us to meet this bold goal – and our volunteers are at the heart of our efforts.