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Cardiac rehab after heart valve surgery tied to better outcomes – KFGO News

Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:34 p.m. CDT

By Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) - Cardiac rehab, known to be helpful after heart attacks, may also aid recovery from heart valve surgery, a study suggests.

Older adults who got cardiac rehabilitation after heart valve surgery were less likely to be hospitalized or die over the next year than those who didn't get this support, the study found.

Researchers examined data on 41,369 people insured by Medicare, the U.S. health program for individuals 65 and older, who had valve surgery in 2014. Overall, only 43% of them enrolled in medically-supervised cardiac rehab programs focused on things like stress reduction, exercise and heart-healthy living.

Compared to people who didn't go to cardiac rehab, those who did were 34% less likely to be hospitalized within one year of discharge after valve surgery, the study found. And rehab patients were also 61% less likely to die within one year of discharge.

"To our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate cardiac rehabilitation (CR) utilization among patients undergoing cardiac valve surgery at the national level in the United States," said Dr. Justin Bachmann, senior author of the study and medical director of the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cardiac rehab has previously been found effective for patients recovering from other types of procedures after heart attacks or procedures to place stents to prop open arteries, researchers note in JAMA Cardiology.

"Cardiac rehab includes supervised exercise as well as dietary and smoking cessation counseling," Bachmann said by email. "Management of cardiovascular risk factors (i.e. diet and stopping smoking) as well as improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness translate into improved health."

But not all patients in the study had equal access to cardiac rehab.

Compared to white patients, Asian and Hispanic patients were 64% less likely to get cardiac rehab, while black patients had 40% lower odds.

At the same time, people who had coronary artery bypass grafting in addition to valve surgery were 26% more likely to get cardiac rehab than those who only had valve procedures.

And people living in the Midwest were more than twice as likely to go to cardiac rehab as patients living in southern states.

Half of the patients in the study were at least 73 years old.

One-year mortality rates, excluding people who died while hospitalized for the valve surgery or within 30 days of discharge, were 6.6% overall. Among patients who got cardiac rehab, one-year mortality was 2.2%

The study wasn't designed to prove whether or how cardiac rehab might directly affect patient outcomes, nor did it examine why some patients might not have been offered cardiac rehab or chose not to enroll.

Even so, the results underscore the importance of discussing options for cardiac rehab, when possible before surgery so services will be lined up when they're needed, said Dr. Randal Thomas, co-author of an editorial accompanying the study and medical director of cardiac rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

"They will recover quicker, feel better, function better, and live longer as a result," Randal said by email. "If a center-based program is not available near them, they should ask about the options for a home-based cardiac rehabilitation program that would be available to them instead."

SOURCE: and JAMA Cardiology, online October 23, 2019.

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Mild cognitive impairments show improvement with healthy lifestyle – Tyler Morning Telegraph

Can there be anything more highly recommended and universally agreed upon than regular exercise and healthy nutrition for a sound mind and sound body? If there is, its the best-kept secret around. In short, diet and exercise are no-brainers, especially when it comes to the brain.

Today, we have a better understanding of the positive effects of exercise and the foods we eat on mental health. But what about cognitive health our ability to remember things, our capacity to easily access, retrieve, interpret and articulate stored information from our brain? When that declines, can regular exercise and healthy eating help that, too? New research suggests that it can.

Mild cognitive impairment is the term given to a condition where a slight but noticeable decline in cognitive abilities takes place. There are two types of MCI: (1) amnestic MCI affects a persons recall and ability to remember things such as appointments and recent events and (2) nonamnestic MCI includes thinking skills, such as the ability to make decisions and solve complex tasks. A person with MCI has an increased risk of developing Alzheimers disease.

In a study published in 2018, researchers at Duke University Medical Center reported that an experimental group of older adults living with MCI (but not dementia) who participated in six months of thrice-weekly aerobic exercise, and followed the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), experienced substantial improvement in their executive functioning. Executive functioning refers to mental activities processed in the frontal lobe of the brain including remembering things, organizing tasks, managing time, paying attention and thinking creatively. Other groups in this randomized investigation that only followed the diet, only exercised or were only given health education material to study did not demonstrate this level of improvement to their MCI condition. In fact, the study demonstrated that improved planning skills as a result of the intervention rivaled skills of those who are eight years younger.

So, how can you apply this information to your own life? It is essential that you recognize that making changes to your lifestyle can have a dramatic and positive effect on your brain health (and overall health, of course).

For more information, contact Claudann Jones, Smith County Extension agent for family and community health, at 903-590-2980 or email at Like our Facebook page: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Smith County.

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Local fitness instructors and nutritionists offer unique approaches to healthy living at Soul Vegfest – KSNT News

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) Personal trainers and nutritionists came together for the first Soul Veg Fest at Total Fitness Body Zone Saturday to teach the community about different approaches to healthy eating and fitness.

According to the Shawnee County Health Departments most recent health needs assessment survey, over one-third of adults in Shawnee county are obese and almost 25 percent dont exercise.

Nutritionist and vegan chef with Enliven Nutrition and Wellness Nicole Purce has dedicated herself to tackling the issue of obesity by showing people creative and natural ways to eat healthy.

You learn that eating just the simple things, one meal can change your life, said Purce. Its all based on what you do and how you do it. As a community thats fighting obesity, its the way to go. We have to change.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is most common in African American adults, followed by Hispanic adults.

Personal trainer and owner of Total Fitness Body Zone Anthony Cay said a major contributing factor is an unhealthy diet.

Because of our cultures, we have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, said Cay. When we eat our comfort foods or cultural foods, it isnt the best thing for us.

Thats why he and other nutrition experts wanted to present the community with healthy alternatives to traditional favorites.

Our challenge is to find a way to still be able to keep that flavor that you had as you grew up, whats your comfort food, what feels good to you and still be on the healthy side, said Cay.

While breaking old habits can be difficult, Purce said the first step is just giving it a try.

The first step starts with you, said Purce. The mind is the hardest part to have to overcome. Its that thought of I cant, I cant, and know that yes, you can.

The event featured several vendors that offer vegan dishes, like Globe Indian Cuisine and Topknotch Vegan Vittles.

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Juice your heart out with this beast of a machine it’s 30 percent off today – Yahoo Lifestyle

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Omega Juicer Extractor and Nutrition Center. (Photo: Amazon)

There are juicers, and then theres theOmega Juicer Extractor and Nutrition Center. This thing is so powerful and multifaceted, we couldnt resist telling you about it. And it doesnt go on sale often but today only, its 30 percent off. So get to juicing!

The Omega is like a one-stop-shop for healthy living. Whats different about this machine is that it uses a slower speed than others. That means minimal heat buildup and oxidation to promote healthy enzymes. And you get a boatload of nutrients, vitamins, taste and juice from the least amount of produce, saving you hard-earned moolah.

In addition to juicing all your favorite fruit and veggies, it comes with everything you need to make all-natural nut milk, soy milk, nut butters, frozen fruit sorbets, pasta, baby food, minced herbs and ground beans. The motor is quiet but powerful, too. Youd think this powerhouse would be annoying to clean but with automatic pulp ejection, its simpleand reviewers can vouch for this fact:

The best juicer I have owned,says a juice aficionado. I have had centrifugal juicers before and they are messy (had stains on the ceiling), noisy, hard to clean, and annoying to store. The Omega juicer is the complete opposite. It is extremely easy to set up, use, clean, and store. No juice or pulp goes flying across the room. It is much quieter so you won't wake up sleeping kids. The juice comes out with little to no foam and the pulp is as dry as a bone. Folks who juice soft fruit and vegetables and do not alternate the hard and soft will complain that it doesn't juice well, but that means they did not read the manual and deserve it.

This is without a doubt one of the best purchases I have ever made,raves a fan. This is the second juicer I have purchased over the years. The first one was a high speed Braun that never really extracted thoroughly, and the clean up was a pain in the posterior! This Omega masticates which is low temperature because it crushes and squeezes. Clean-up is an absolute snap. It only takes me five minutes or less to clean all parts after each use...It can turn frozen bananas into a creamy dessert that looks life soft serve ice cream and tastes amazing. You will NOT be disappointed purchasing this juice extractor. I have no negatives, only positives to say about this juicer.

With all parts included, it can make everything from almond butter to wheatgrass juice. (Photo: Amazon)

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3 healthy eating habits from the longest living people in the world – Well+Good

You could say that folks who live in Blue Zones are winning at life. Its not unusual for some residents of Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Icaria, Greece, to live upwards of 100 years. And while its their holistically-minded lifestyle that accounts for their centenarian reputation, their diets are a major, major part of that.

The Longevity Plan author John Day, MD, has lived among various Blue Zone populations, and he says that their keep it simple approach to nutrition accounts for why they thrive. The key to healthy eating is really quite simple, says Dr. Day. As I counsel my cardiac patients every day, if they can just do three things, then they are 90 percent of the way to a healthy diet and a healthy weight. No surprise here: those three things happen to appear in the Blue Zones nutritional guidelines.

Below, Dr. Day breaks down the trifecta of food tenets straight from the happiest, healthiest people inhabiting this planet called Earth.

There is absolutely no health benefit from eating added sugars, says Dr. Day. Added sugars only dramatically increase your risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Not to add insult to injury, but the sweet stuffs also not great for your gut or your anxiety levels, so try your best to stick with no more than 25 grams of added sugars per day.

Check out these low-sugar brownies:

This isnt a surprise to anyone, but processed foods arent all-stars for your health. In fact, a 2019 study found that people who were allowed to eat processed and ultra-processed food at 508 calories more each day than those who could only eat whole foods. As with added sugars, there is absolutely no health benefit from fake foods: processed, prepared, and fast foods, says Dr. Day. These foods are full of sugar, unhealthy oils, and salt which also lead to weight gain, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Avocados are a great example:

Natural whole vegetables are the key to health, healing, and preventing cardiovascular disease. These non-starchy vegetables will lower your blood pressure, scrub your arteries clean, and will help you to maintain a healthy weight, says Dr. Day. Make your refrigerator look like a rainbow threw up, and youve already taken a giant step forward on your health journey (Blue Zones-style).

Always, always buy this produce organic:

Eating ugly vegetables can change the way you think about food. And, if youre curious how people eat in other countries, heres a look at 6 healthy plates from around the world.

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Healthy Living: Don’t pay the consequences this ski season, start training now with these tips – Vail Daily News

With winter right around the corner, many in the valley are getting ready for their first day on the slopes. Perhaps theyve even already hit Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, which opened last weekend.

To best prepare for the season and to reduce the risk of injury, winter sports enthusiasts from beginners to experts should start conditioning themselves now. Skiing and snowboarding use specific muscles that are relatively dormant during the off season, so unless youve worked those muscles already, you might be in for a rude awakening after that first day on snow.

Most winter sports are anaerobic activities with short, intense bursts of energy mixed with periods of rest, therefore its important to first build an aerobic base. One of the best ways to do that is to run at an easy or moderate pace for a continuous period of time, while slowly adding mileage and time as workouts get easier. Increasing intensity will help develop a higher anaerobic output, which means you can ski/snowboard harder, faster and longer.

Strength training is also key to a conditioning routine and should include all muscle groups to build overall body strength. Its also important to target isolated muscle groups around the joints, which will help reduce the risk of injury. Finally, stretching and gentle movement exercises will help with the flexibility, balance and coordination that is so important on snow.

Creating and sticking with a routine can seem daunting but help from a professional trainer or taking a winter sports conditioning program can get people started in the right direction.

For the 2019-2020 season, Aria Athletic Club at Grand Hyatt Vail is one of several athletic facilities in the valley offering a winter sports conditioning program. Classes run through November 13. All levels and abilities are welcome, and instructors will help with modifications when needed. The progressive program is designed to increase anaerobic output, so its recommended that individuals attend regularly to gain the most out of the program.

Program perks include continuous randomly drawn prizes and opening and closing parties, with food of course. The program is free for Aria members and memberships are available for as low as $94 per month. Nonmembers are welcome to drop-in to any class for $20 per class.

Emily Dornan is the club director at Aria Athletic Club at Grand Hyatt Vail. For more information on the program and how to best prepare for the winter seasons, you can reach her at 970-479-5949 or

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Healthy living class for adults with disabilities teaches cooking, food safety – The San Diego Union-Tribune

A group of about 15 adults with special needs spent an evening last week learning about kitchen and food safety as part of a class offered by Villa de Vida and the City of Poways recreation department.

The 10-week class is intended to teach adults with special needs, who are living independently or are soon to be, about cooking and healthy lifestyles. This includes watching food demonstrations and learning simple recipes for easy-to-prepare meals and snacks.

The class began on Sept. 17 and runs through Nov. 19. Topics include learning about salads, fruits, vegetables, meats and proteins, milk and soy products, beverages and more.

Lauren Lopez, Erin Teays and Lynn Teays with the hamburgers served at the end of the class.

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While the classes are normally held in the gymnasium of Meadowbrook Middle School, the Oct. 8 class was held at Elements Caf, on the grounds of the Poway Unified School Districts district office, 15250 Avenue of Science in Carmel Mountain Ranch. The caf is owned by Toni and Rick Kraft, who formerly owned Caf Merlot at the Bernardo Winery.

Toni Kraft, who is heading up the class series, focused the session on teaching the students about kitchen and food safety. She then taught the students about rubs and barbecue sauce, allowing the students to smell the spices to identify them, and served hamburgers with different sauces for the students to enjoy.

Students also toured the kitchen at Elements Caf to see how a professional kitchen looks.

Eustolia Betancourt helps Michael Donais and Annette Augustine smell spices.

(Steve Dreyer)

Toni is the most amazing chef, and she does a lot of work with the (special needs) community, said Lori Kauffman-Faison, a volunteer with the class series.

This is the first class series offered by Villa de Vida, a 54-unit apartment complex that is being constructed in Poway on at city-donated 2-acre lot at Pomerado and Oak Knoll roads. The units will be rented to low- and moderate-income disabled adults who will live independently, with a manager onsite.

The healthy living class will be offered again in the winter, taught again by Kraft, as well as a new class on employment and financial management. The classes are part of Villa de Vidas efforts to offer social, recreational and educational classes to the community before (and continue after) the apartments open, said Kauffman-Faison. In the spring, a class called How to be Your Best will be offered.

The city provides the registration site and the meeting space, said Kauffman-Faison, and many of the students who are Poway residents were able to use city-provided scholarships to have the class fee waived.

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Healthy Living: Influenza – WABI

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Influenza 2019-20Amy Movius MD, October 15, 2019

As the seasons change, so do the viruses in our environment. There are many viruses that can cause "colds and flu" illnesses during the winter, but only influenza viruses cause the flu against which the "flu shot" is designed. This is because every year, influenza viruses cause serious illness and death in many people: last year in the US an estimated 42.9 million people got sick, 647,000 were hospitalized and 61,200 died from influenza. It is very contagious and can be easily transferred between people or even from a contaminated surface to people. Symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever and muscle aches. It can lead to unpleasant complications such as ear and sinus infections and outright dangerous complications such as pneumonia, heart or brain inflammation, and various organ dysfunction.Flu season is generally considered to be between October and May, with peak season usually between December and February. It takes about 2 weeks for the full protection of the immunization from the shot to develop so getting it before peak season is best the current recommendation is to get the shot in October. The severity and strains of influenza viruses are constantly changing. Every year the shot is different based on the best predictions by the experts tracking these changes about what influenza viruses are likely to be circulating in the upcoming winter. This is one of the reasons the shot is never 100% effective against getting the flu. Also, the influenza viruses can continue to change or emerge even during the season. Despite these concerns, the shot can still be protective. Even if you get influenza despite receiving the vaccination it will very likely be less severe and shorter than if you were not vaccinated. A 2017 study in children showed that children with influenza who had received the vaccinations were much less likely to die from the infection than those who contracted influenza and were not vaccinated. These findings reinforce previous studies on adults.There are groups at particular risk from influenza infection: the very young, the old, pregnant women, those with lung or heart problems and children with neurological disorders. The best protection for these individuals is to get the flu shot and for everyone around them to get the flu shot. Though some groups are at greater risk from complications or death from influenza, remember it can (and does) happen to anyone including those in perfect health. It is recommended everyone over 6 months of age be vaccinated.There are young babies and others who cannot receive the vaccine for certain reasons. Their only form of protection is "herd immunity" meaning those of us who can be immunized getting immunized to reduce the amount of the virus in the community.Lastly, the flu shot absolutely does not cause the influenza! There is no active virus contained in the vaccine. If you get sick after getting the shot it is likely from a different virus (not influenza) especially if the season hasn't hit yet. If you're unfortunate enough get influenza anyway, though you may feel crummy, you're risk of ending up in the hospital or dying is still greatly reduced. To protect yourself and others even after receiving the shot, remember to frequently wash your hands and sneeze into the elbow rather than hands. "Social distancing" or keeping a couple feet between yourself and other people in gatherings, can also decrease transmission of virus. If you get influenza but are an otherwise healthy person please stay home and take care of yourself! Influenza will generally run its course over days to a week or two. However, if you feel extremely sick you should seek medical attention promptly. If you get influenza but have chronic medical issues or are in a high-risk group OR live with somewhat at risk, call your provider to get antiviral medication. Sometimes this can be arranged without a clinic visit which risks spread in the waiting room.

References: 1.MaineCDC/MaineFlu.gov2.US CDC- Influenza

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SHIFT Labette will take healthy living message to community in 2020 – Parsons Sun

Members of SHIFT (Shaping Health Improving Fitness Together) Labette County on Thursday discussed levels of community change required when it comes to having people make healthier choices.

Various scenarios were given and members asked if change was needed on an individual level, social/group level, physical organizational level, or policy/system level. The discussion gave those present some insight into what the group is facing in its commitment to promote healthy lifestyles for the well-being of the community by bridging gaps between people and organizations that can improve health and wellness, mentally and physically.

Discussions revolved around topics such as healthy food choices for students attending public school and reducing food waste and a commitment of workplaces to promoting better health among employees.

SHIFT Labette started in 2018 as a response to the countys place in the annual health rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2019, Labette County was ranked 101st out of 105 counties in Kansas in overall health.

Tara Solomon-Smith, Wildcat Extension District adult development and aging agent, led the discussion. She then informed the group that it had received a $24,332 Kansas Health Foundations grant to move SHIFT Labette County forward in the next year, helping it to solidify its mission. The grant will be shared with the Montgomery County Wellness Coalition.

I think it is going to be great for both of our counties. We have a lot of the same problems, same concerns, Roberts said. I think it will be a great opportunity to work together.

Solomon-Smith said in the first quarter of 2020, the team, with the help of Wichita State University, will begin building on SHIFTs capacity. Training through the Kansas State University Institute for Civic Discourse will provide members with the skills to carry on community conversations around health will be available.

During the second quarter, those community conversations will take place.

In the third quarter, community conversations will continue and data will be compiled to develop action steps.

The fourth quarter community conversations will continue with focus on implementing at least one action step toward improving the health of Labette County.

Those present also heard about the upcoming special presentation in October by Thrive Allen County CEO Lisse Regehr, who will speak to how Labette County can share ideas and plan projects to make Labette County a better place to live, work and raise a family. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Grow Labette initiative.

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‘Whole Home Concept House’ Spotlights Healthy Living With Advanced LG Home Appliances – Business Wire

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Named presenting sponsor of House Beautifuls 2019 Whole Home Project Concept House, LG Electronics USA is spotlighting the marriage of healthy living and design at one of the nations premier show home events. Back this year in its second iteration, the custom-built concept home features design cues and product innovations that highlight the prevalent demand for healthier living and sustainability in home design.

Located in Nashville nearby the state-of-the-art LG washing machine factory in Clarksville the 2019 Whole Home Concept House is powered by innovations from LG, the most-awarded home appliance brand in the United States.123 Devoted to better living through design, the house showcases two dozen cutting-edge LG products, from advanced laundry appliances, air purifiers and vacuums, to state-of-the-art LG OLED TVs and ultrawide computer monitors. The sprawling kitchen also features built-in appliances from LGs luxury kitchen appliance brand Signature Kitchen Suite.

Throughout the 6,201-square-foot home, guests will discover three unique laundry rooms each featuring LG innovations that are CERTIFED asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

At House Beautiful we believe our homes should be a refuge that helps you recharge and unplug from our busy external livesand that if you design it well, you will live a happier and healthier life. This is why we have been so excited to partner with LG, incorporating their beautifully designed and health-focused home appliances into the Whole Home Concept House, as they are proof that thoughtful design fosters a life well-lived, said House Beautifuls Market Director, Carisha Swanson.

Consumers are increasingly incorporating healthy living elements into their daily routines and LG knows that a happier, healthier life starts at home, said David VanderWaal, senior vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. LG home appliances deliver proven solutions for creating a healthy home with a portfolio of asthma and allergy friendly certified laundry innovations and air purifiers, along with convenience and elevated design to fit your lifestyle. All that while giving you peace of mind with the industrys most-awarded home appliance brand.

Proven solutions for creating a healthy home

LG is first in the industry to offer a portfolio of CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly appliances that includes both laundry innovations and air purifiers. LGs Ultimate Laundry Room features LG front-load and top-load washers with an advanced Allergiene wash cycle that removes 95 percent of pet dander and dust mites.4 Unique to the brand is the LG Styler steam closet, which removes 99 percent of allergens and bacteria from clothing, pillows and stuffed animals with the gentle power of steam no chemicals.4 Throughout the home, the LG PuriCare 360Air Purifiers (model AS560DWR0) remove more than 90 percent of airborne allergens5 while enabling users to monitor home air quality with intelligent LED indicator lights.

Convenience and design that fits your lifestyle

LGs innovative solutions deliver added convenience with advanced technologies and designs to fit a range of consumers lifestyles, and each offers elevated design with premium finishes and thoughtful details. Key innovations found within the Whole Home Concept House include:

For the ultimate in convenience and control, all LG products featured in the home are equipped with smart technology, enabling users to control key features from anywhere with the ThinQ mobile app or by using voice commands via Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.

Peace of mind with the most-awarded home appliance brand

LG earned the #1 rating in overall customer satisfaction across its home appliance portfolio that includes kitchen and laundry appliances, according to the just-released 2019 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) ratings.1 LG home appliances were rated second to none in overall product quality and value again this year, and took home the highest rankings in laundry for the second year in a row.2 In addition, LG has earned more J.D. Power customer satisfaction awards for kitchen appliances than any other manufacturer three years in a row.3

The Whole Home Concept House will be open to the public from Oct. 18 through Nov. 3, and all ticket proceeds benefit the Nashville Symphony. The home will also be featured within House Beautifuls November Issue, on newsstands Oct. 22, 2019.

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1 According to the 2019 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey of customers rating their household appliance manufacturers. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) is the only national cross-industry measure of customer satisfaction in the United States. Each year, the ACSI uses data from interviews with roughly 250,000 customers as inputs to an econometric model for analyzing customer satisfaction with more than 380 companies in 46 industries and 10 economic sectors. To learn more about the American Customer Satisfaction Index, visit 2 According to the 2019 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey of customers rating their household appliance manufacturers, LG is second to none in product quality and value, tieing with another manufacturer in this years report.3 J.D. Power ranked LG highest in 2019 customer satisfaction for French-door refrigerators two out of three years, side-by-side refrigerators two years in a row, top-mount freezer refrigerators five years in a row, and dishwashers two out of three years. LG received the highest numerical score in the respective segments of the J.D. Power 2019 Appliance Satisfaction Study, based on 10,355 (kitchen) and 4,037 (laundry) total responses, measuring customer opinions about their new appliance purchased in the previous 12 months, surveyed March-April 2019. Your experiences may vary. Visit For more information, visit: 5 Based on testing performed by IBR Laboratories on August 23, 2018 (Test Method: IEST RP CC001.6 (2016))6 Based on testing performed by SLG Prf- und Zertifizierungs GmbH on April 24, 2018.


About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $54 billion global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LGs Life's Good marketing theme. LG is a 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit

About House Beautiful

House Beautiful ( is the trusted authority on home design, with an audience of more than 10 million (MPA November 2018). Since 1896, House Beautiful has inspired readers to believe that a beautiful life begins at home. With alluring photography, candid conversations with top designers and original decorating ideas, House Beautiful invites readers to dream and do. Follow @housebeautiful on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. With 25 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the largest publisher of monthly magazines with a total paid circulation of over 36 million (AAM 1H 2017). Hearst Magazines print and digital assets reach nearly 137 million readers and site visitors each monthmore than two-thirds of all women and millennial women in the country (source: 2017 comScore Multi-Platform/MRI 09-17/S17). Hearst Digital Media has 143 million followers across social.

About the asthma & allergy friendly Certification

The asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program is a unique, groundbreaking collaboration between the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Allergy Standards Limited. The program tests and certifies products to prove their suitability for people with asthma and allergies. The program works with retailers and manufacturers to offer consumers products for a #healthierhome. CERTIFIED products include air cleaners, flooring, paints, bedding, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, insulation, cleaning products and more. Visit for more information.

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