Saturday 20 Sep 2014

Information and opinions presented here do not always represent the views of the American Heart Association.

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Kids also benefit from following ‘Life’s Simple 7’

Scientific research has shown that following “Life’s Simple 7” can dramatically improve health. Those same seven health factors and behaviors are especially important to young people, helping them develop healthy habits that will carry throughout their lives. “Most kids are …

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Football legend Kurt Warner manages his cholesterol risk like a pro

Kurt Warner was in the middle of his professional football career when a routine annual physical revealed some unsettling results. The Super Bowl winner and two-time NFL MVP had

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A Million Hearts reaches halfway mark

A Million Hearts, a federal collaboration to prevent 1 million strokes and heart attacks by 2017, is at its halfway mark. And while organizers said Tuesday there are

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A push for long-distance care on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers on Tuesday were urged to support expansion of long-distance, technology-driven healthcare -- known as telehealth – for  more patients in remote locations who need timely medical care

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Kids’ salty diets of nuggets, pizza, and pasta put them at risk for heart problems

Kids eat too much salt with popular "kid-friendly" foods such as chicken nuggets, pizza and pasta accounting for almost half of their sodium intake, according to a new

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Study: Heart failure drug shows big promise

An experimental drug showed great promise in prolonging the lives of people with heart failure and could become the standard of care for millions of people with the

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State initiatives and recent developments involving sugar-sweetened beverages

Some state initiatives and recent developments involving sugar-sweetened beverages: The California Senate in early June passed a "Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Safety Warning Act," which would require a warning label on

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Study underscores excessive sodium consumption as global health problem

Excessive sodium consumption is having a dire health impact on people around the world, killing about 1.65 million people globally each year from related cardiovascular diseases and stroke,

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Waiting for a new heart isn’t easy

Ginger Zimmerman, a longtime American Heart Association volunteer who successfully underwent a heart transplant 16 years ago, is suffering from complications and needs a second heart transplant. For

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New online Garden Community encourages healthy living through gardening

The American Heart Association is offering a new online community for gardening enthusiasts to connect, share information and learn to live healthier. The free site began on Wednesday and is