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FDA announces plans to regulate mobile medical apps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it will regulate mobile medical applications that could put someone’s life at risk if they malfunction. The FDA defines a mobile medical app as one used as an accessory to a …

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Study links some heart birth defects to increased heart infection risk

A new American Heart Association study published Monday has found that children under age three who have had certain heart birth defects or heart surgery in the past six

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AHA joins others urging federal tobacco oversight

The American Heart Association is among 16 leading national health organizations who have signed a joint letter to President Obama asking for faster adoption of new tobacco regulations that

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Face of CDC anti-smoking campaign dies at age 53

Terrie Hall, the leading face of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's successful Tips From Former Smokers campaign, died Monday after a prolonged battle with cancer stemming from a lifetime

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Understanding the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which became law in 2010,  aims to make health care coverage more available, affordable, and adequate for patients with heart disease

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An artist at heart, man donates wooden sculpture to American Heart Association

Robert Wazelle regularly frequents the wood shops of Oregon, searching for freshly hewn cedar burls. He has long used these knotted clumps of dense wood to make sculptures

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Staying alive means staying happy, study shows

The song “Don’t worry be happy” may mean more for your heart health than musician Bobby McFerrin probably ever realized. New research published Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal

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Study finds success in dramatic CDC anti-smoking campaign

About 1.6 million smokers tried quitting -- and about 100,000 succeeded -- after seeing a national anti-tobacco advertising campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in

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CDC study finds doubling of e-cigarette use among middle and high school students

The number of American middle and high school students who’ve tried electronic cigarettes has surged, more than doubling between 2011 and last year, according to a new survey

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New technology uses electromagnets to more safely guide heart implants

A new procedure that uses electromagnets to help doctors  implant heart pacing devices is safer because it reduces radiation exposure for both patients and physicians. That's the new finding