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TV performer raising awareness of heart disease in women

America’s most famous letter-turner is helping spell out the risks of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. Vanna White, who has worn more than 6,000 outfits since she started on “Wheel of Fortune” in 1982, will wear a …

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Promoting preventive services could improve health outcomes

By promoting preventive services and prioritizing healthy living, ending the gap in health care services and health outcomes for all Americans could move closer to being a reality, the

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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

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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