Thursday 31 Jul 2014

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Keith-Schroth

Marathoner reaches goal of good health

Three days before his first marathon, Keith Schroth was not anxious about finishing the 26.2-mile run. As far as he was concerned, he’d already overcome a major challenge. For 20 years, the 57-year-old had lived with high blood pressure and …

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Anti-clotting drugs may help save stent patients’ lives

Coronary artery stent patients’ lives may depend on filling their prescriptions and taking an anti-clotting drug within days of leaving the hospital, according to a large study in

Hoda Kotby, Teri Ackerson, Kathie Lee Gifford and Lori Mosca in New York for an appearance on the "Today" show.

Volunteer marks stroke anniversary with ‘Today’ show interview

Teri Ackerson finished a Memorial Day run last year in preparation for her first marathon. She went home for a shower, then went for a coffee with her

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Optimism could be a tool in heart failure prevention

A happy heart may be a healthy heart, at least for older people at the risk of developing heart failure. Researchers followed 6,808 people enrolled in the Health and

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Emergency medical services, fire departments recognized

The Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Program has extended silver and bronze awards to 207 emergency medical services and fire departments to recognize their quality of care. To be recognized,

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Older migraine sufferers may be more likely to have silent brain injury

Older migraine sufferers may be more likely to have silent brain injury, according to research published Thursday in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. In the study, people with a

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Stroke survivors and caregivers explain the long road to recovery

Survivors and caregivers met with legislators in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to explain the financial costs that can accompany the long road to recovery after stroke and to

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Spreading the word about hypertension through Check. Change. Control.

After her brother died of a massive heart attack at the age of 57, Hazel E. Riley and her siblings felt a call to action. They wanted to

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Living near foreclosed property may increase high blood pressure risk

Living near foreclosed property may increase your risk of higher blood pressure, according to new research released Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study provides the first

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Myra Sky auditioned for “The Voice” as her father prepared for heart surgery

When Myra Sky heard she was in the final round of auditions for NBC’s “The Voice,” she couldn’t believe that after years of preparation she was on the