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Looking back 50 years to the surgeon general report lambasting tobacco

Five decades ago Dudley Hafner’s boss handed him a copy of the surgeon general’s report, “Smoking and Health.” It was thick as a bible. And such serious business, Hafner said, that it had been under armed security until its release …

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Experts: Tougher anti-tobacco laws needed

Americans know cigarette smoking kills, but the Surgeon General’s report this year revealed how many different ways both direct as well as secondhand smoking cause harm. The current report

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Unhealthy fats finally falling out of favor

Unhealthy fats — for decades a slippery slope in the American diet — are finally falling out of favor. The Food and Drug Administration ruled in November that partially

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Foundation releases nationwide county health rankings

The latest county-by-county ranking of the nation’s health is a "revealing snapshot of where we live, learn, work and play," according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin

Pilot training for CPR program launches in Dallas

The American Heart Association is pilot testing a program to help healthcare providers maintain their CPR skills and save more lives. The training uses mobile simulation stations featuring manikins that

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Blood thinners recommended for people with irregular heartbeat to prevent stroke

People with irregular heartbeat, also known as atrial fibrillation, should take blood thinners to prevent stroke, according to an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology. About

Company commits $1 million in on-air time for American Heart Month

In support of American Heart Month, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has committed more than $1 million of on-air media to help educate the public about heart disease, the

Dallas-area teens learn CPR

More than 2,000 teens learned the lifesaving skill of CPR on Friday, thanks to the American Heart Association’s Dallas Division, the Frisco ISD, FC Dallas and BBYO, the

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Free blood pressure checks this month at drugstore chain Walgreens

Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, is offering free blood pressure testing in support of American Heart Month throughout February. According to the American Heart Association, 76.4 million U.S. adults

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CVS Caremark phasing out tobacco sales

Pharmacy and retailer CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will phase out tobacco sales over the next year, saying that profits from the sales are not worth the