Legislation would expand access to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs

Washington, DC - Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would expand patient access to critical cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Medicare. The Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3911) was introduced by Representatives John Lewis (D-GA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE).

NIH awards contract for acute flaccid myelitis natural history study

Washington, DC - The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) approximately $10 million over five years to study acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare but serious condition which causes muscle weakness and paralysis.

Protect your heart in the heat

Dallas, Texas - With much of the nation facing a heat advisory this weekend, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is urging people to take precautions to protect their hearts.

Risk of neural tube defects slightly higher for babies of women on HIV therapy containing dolutegravir

Washington, DC - Children born to women on HIV therapy containing the drug dolutegravir since conception have a slightly higher risk of neural tube defects, compared to children born to women on regimens of other antiretroviral drugs.

Microvascular disease anywhere in the body may be linked to higher risk of leg amputations

Dallas, Texas - Microvascular disease is independently associated with a higher risk of leg amputation compared to people without the disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.