Thursday 30 Oct 2014

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Producers of sugar-sweetened drinks agree to reduce calorie consumption

Leading producers of sugar-sweetened drinks have entered a “landmark” agreement to reduce calories Americans consume in these beverages by 20 percent by 2025, President Bill Clinton, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and beverage manufacturers announced Tuesday. “I am excited […]

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AHA e-cigarette policy emphasizes caution when using devices to quit smoking

Electronic cigarettes might help some people quit smoking, but the American Heart Association recommends them only as a last resort and only with several notes of caution. AHA President

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AHA wraps up a year worth quacking about

In the annals of the American Heart Association, the 2013-14 fiscal year may be remembered for a single item. A rubber duck. More specifically, the six “LifeSaver Ducks” used as

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Fox News anchor’s baby boy going strong after numerous heart surgeries

Bret and Amy Baier greeted the birth of their first child with the excitement and anticipation of any new parents, posing for photos, spreading the good news, and

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Longtime volunteer awaits second heart transplant

Heart disease survivor Ginger Zimmerman has spent the past 15 years urging women to listen to their bodies and take care of themselves. But now her heart, which was

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Fifth-grader jumping for dad’s memories one of nation’s top fundraisers

Reghan Haynes, a fifth-grader who devoted school fundraising efforts to her father after he died from heart disease late last summer, finished among the nation’s top fundraisers for

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AHA experts reiterate importance of limiting saturated fats

Some studies say the saturated fats found in butter, fatty meats and other animal products have no effect on whether you get heart disease. Other studies say the

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Siblings from struggling family jump at chance to help others

Nine-year-old Alexander Reese and his 8-year-old sister Anastasia Kenny have wanted to join their classmates in school fundraisers, but they just haven’t been able to help lately. It’s proven

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Voting open for national gospel singing competition

Now’s the time to support a favorite budding gospel artist in a nationwide singing competition – all while helping to raise awareness about stroke. The American Heart Association/American Stroke

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New guidelines update treatment options for atrial fibrillation

People with atrial fibrillation should work closely with their doctors to treat the condition, using a more detailed stroke-risk assessment tool and careful consideration about aspirin or blood-thinning