Thursday 24 Apr 2014

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Surgeon General’s report: Tobacco causes additional diseases, unnecessary death

Smoking has caused an enormous avoidable public health tragedy with almost 500,000 Americans dying every year due to cigarettes, according to a report released on Friday. Unless efforts like smoke-free policies and well-funded tobacco cessation programs are bolstered, 5.6 million young Americans …

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American Heart Association marks 50th anniversary of surgeon general’s report on smoking

Fifty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general released a report that changed the nation’s relationship with tobacco. To mark the anniversary of the pivotal report, the American Heart Association

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Tobacco prevention efforts fall short by billions

  States will spend about $481 million on programs to prevent or curb tobacco use next year, well below the $3.7 billion recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Awardees honored for major achievements

Several major awards were presented Sunday at Scientific Sessions. Chairman’s Award: Honors individual excellence in volunteer service that significantly advances the association’s strategic goals Dr. Ileana Piña Professor, department of medicine

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Cardiovascular issues sideline two NFL coaches

The health problems of two NFL coaches highlight the importance of taking care of yourself, especially in high-stress jobs. Denver Broncos coach John Fox had heart surgery Saturday and Houston Texans

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Honoring the caregiver during National Family Caregivers Month

Caregiving can be a 24-7 commitment -- and it's one of the toughest jobs around. National Family Caregivers Month recognizes that caregivers have to take care of themselves to take care of their

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Actress earns $10,000 for American Heart Association

Cuban-born actress Malillany Marín, who danced on Univision’s ¡Mira Quién Baila! (Look Who’s Dancing!) to benefit Go Red Por Tu Corazón, was eliminated from the reality show on Oct. 27.

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Stroke rates have fallen, but young people, blacks still face high risk

Although the number of people suffering a stroke has declined 40 percent over the last 16 years, the decrease hasn’t been seen in young people or black people,

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Actress keeps on dancing for American Heart Association

Cuban-born actress Malillany Marín, who lost a grandfather and a grandmother to heart disease, survived another week on the dance floor as a contestant in Univision’s hit show, ¡Mira Quién

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Study supports loosening surgery guidelines after a stent

The guidelines for delaying non-heart-related surgery six weeks after a bare-metal stent and one year after a drug-eluting may be overly cautious. The delays currently recommended after drug-eluting