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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 also offer support for a tax credit that would help families offset …

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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

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Saxophone donated in musician’s honor

A musical tribute for musician Kenneth Carter was held Monday at the Dallas headquarters for the American Heart Association as part of a ceremony donating his one-handed saxophone. David Nabb, professor of

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New guidelines aim to improve care for babies with heart problems in the womb

Fetal heart experts working with the American Heart Association presented guidelines on Wednesday that were developed to help healthcare providers care for unborn babies with heart problems, as well

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FDA proposes regulation of electronic cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules Thursday that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and require health warnings on the nicotine-delivery devices. The move has long been

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Marijuana use may increase heart complications in young, middle-aged adults

Marijuana use may result in cardiovascular-related complications — even death — among young and middle-aged adults, according to a French study published on Wednesday. “In prior research, we identified several

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Study shows promise for heart surgery patients with Down syndrome

A large national study suggests that children with Down syndrome — the most common chromosomal disorder — do not face additional risks when undergoing heart surgery. In addition,

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Sixteen scholarships awarded to support diversity in healthcare

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and Macy’s are awarding 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to help increase the number of  minority  healthcare professionals in hopes