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

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Becky Comet from The Biggest Loser: This is my story.

Family medical history — before The Biggest Loser, I was running from mine. Heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, strokes — throw in Type 2 diabetes and you’re looking at my family history. And that was just my parents …

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SimpleScience@Heart: Sesame Street characters teach heart-healthy lessons to preschoolers

When Sesame Street characters talk about heart health, your kids may listen — and learn. After five months of lessons from Sesame Street characters, preschoolers in Bogotá, Colombia improved

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McGowan Fund springboards childhood obesity prevention initiative with inaugural funding

The statistics are alarming.  More than a quarter of U.S. preschool children ages 2-5 are overweight or obese. Many of these children spend most of their day in

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week: Blake’s Story

About 32,000 infants are diagnosed with a congenital heart defect each year and 1.3 million Americans are living today with a CHD.  Tomorrow, February 7th, is the start

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Simple Science @Heart: Radio waves blasted into body may help reduce blood pressure

When multiple medications don’t lower blood pressure, radio waves blasted into your body may be the answer. New research shows people who had this procedure maintained lower blood pressure

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SimpleScience@Heart: iPhone app may help detect irregular heart rhythm

An iPhone app that records electrical activity in the heart could help doctors quickly and accurately diagnose atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that increases risk of stroke. An

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SimpleScience@Heart: Latinos meet 5 of American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 goals

Latinos fare better than other Americans on five out of seven American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 heart-healthy goals. In a poll of nearly 16,000 Latino adults, they had

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SimpleScience@Heart: New stent safer, more effective at mending brain aneurysms

A new stent — covered with a thin, porous layer of polyurethane — repaired aneurysms in an animal study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012. A

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SimpleScience@Heart: Eating flaxseed may lower blood pressure

Eating flaxseed may help lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. In a study, people who added 30 grams of milled flaxseed to their diet every day for six

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SimpleScience@Heart: New device powers pacemakers with your heartbeat

Researchers have found a way to convert a heartbeat into energy that can power a pacemaker. In a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012,