Thursday 24 Apr 2014

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Former Surgeon General Luther Terry honored at Arlington National Cemetery

The life of Dr. Luther Terry, the former surgeon general who issued the landmark “Smoking and Health” report 50 years ago, was honored Saturday with a wreath-laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery.  Approximately 100 people attended the event, despite the …

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Deadlines extended for insurance coverage

If you’re still looking to enroll for health insurance coverage, it’s important to know that some deadlines have changed. Here’s a look at the new dates, which give

Heart-healthy lifestyles can spread through social networks

Heart-healthy lifestyles can be contagious to your family and friends. In a late-breaking clinical trial presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, people in social networks who

Sesame Street characters teach preschoolers heart-healthy lessons

When Sesame Street characters talk about healthy eating and exercise, your preschoolers may listen. In a late-breaking clinical trial presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, preschoolers

Children’s cardiovascular fitness declining worldwide

Your kids may not run as far or as fast as you did when you were their age. In a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions

Small vessel changes in eye, kidney clues to risky heart rhythm

People with damage in the small blood vessels of the retina and kidneys are at increased risk to develop the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, according

Atrial fibrillation hospitalizations, costs soar

Hospitalizations and costs of care for atrial fibrillation in the United States nearly doubled from 1998 to 2010, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific

New vaccine lowers blood pressure without harming kidneys

  Vaccination against a pressure-raising hormone safely lowered blood pressure in rats for up to six months, in early tests presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. The

American Heart Association president details heart failure history, urges more research and innovation

Researchers and healthcare professionals must find new ways to build on scientific successes to combat the growing worldwide epidemic of heart failure, American Heart Association President Mariell Jessup,

Doctors’ advice on the latest prevention guidelines

The new prevention guidelines released by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology provide the best practices for your healthcare providers. What’s the most important thing for