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More than 25 million Americans lack access to a grocery store

A desert is not what you’d expect to find when you move an hour north of New York City. But that’s exactly what Lisa Berrios and Albert Rodriguez discovered years after moving to the mountain-bound village of Highland Falls. When …

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Maine legislator saves her colleague’s life

Walking up the steps to the Maine State House, Rep. Helen Rankin turned to her colleague Rep. Linda Sanborn. “I feel it again right now,” Rankin said. It was the

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EPA highlights health impact of air pollution, urges action

Reducing air pollution to help prevent chronic diseases will grow more challenging and have a big impact unless aggressive, collaborative action is taken, said public health leaders who

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Reduced salt intake critical, American Heart Association says

New research questions the link between sodium consumption and health problems, but the American Heart Association reiterated Wednesday that the connection is well established and urged Americans to

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Higher blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol in early adulthood matters to later brain health

Being heart healthy as a young adult  may increase your chance of staying mentally sharp in mid-life, according to new research released Monday in the American Heart Association

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Investing in prevention key to fight against heart disease, stroke

Preventing heart disease and stroke should be a top priority in public health initiatives and is the best strategy for fighting the leading killers of Americans, according to

Antman discusses trials on bariatric surgery and diabetes; aspirin and non-cardiac surgery

American Heart Association President-elect Elliott Antman, M.D., professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, discusses two trials presented during the American College of Cardiology

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Stroke patients should receive customized palliative care

People recovering from a stroke should have a well-coordinated medical team to personalize care, optimize quality of life and minimize suffering, according to a scientific statement published Monday

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Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research released Thursday in the American

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Small wireless pacemaker is safe, effective in early testing

A new small, wireless self-contained pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use in patients, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Although traditional pacemakers