Wednesday 20 Aug 2014

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Winter Olympics torch visits AHA’s national headquarters

One of the torches used in the relay that leads up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, made a pit stop at the American Heart Association’s national headquarters in Dallas. The torch, a sleek metallic and red design …

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Prevention, treatment options help to lower stroke death rate

The number of people dying from stroke in the United States has declined dramatically since the 1970s, largely because of improved prevention and treatment options, according to the

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Top 10 reasons why you overindulge

Excuses – we’ve all got them when it comes to making healthier food choices. Any of these ring true for you? 1. Because it’s a holiday We applaud Joey for the

Sudden cardiac arrest not always so sudden

Sudden cardiac arrest isn’t always so sudden, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. In a study of middle-age men in Portland, Ore., more

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AHA, ACC reaffirm new cardiovascular prevention guidelines, risk calculator

One in three Americans will die from heart disease or stroke, and fully 60 percent will have a major vascular event before they die. Recognizing this burden on

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TV personality Star Jones recounts personal health journey

Star Jones is a successful attorney, author, TV personality and American Heart Association National Volunteer. A decade ago, she was also obese, stressed out, and wondering what to

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Effort to eliminate trans fats from the American diet continues

From the cereal bowl to the snack bowl, the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to restrict the amount of processed trans fats on the kitchen table is part of

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FDA moves to restrict artificial trans fats in processed foods

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it wants to restrict partially hydrogenated oils—the major source of trans fat in processed foods and an important contributor to

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Musician and stroke survivor who became an American Heart Association spokesman dies

Kenneth Carter played the saxophone for more than 40 years when he suffered a stroke in 1991 and lost the use of his right arm. Turns out he could

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“Saving Children’s Lives” pilot program making a difference in Africa

A new training program led by the American Heart Association is saving lives in Sub-Saharan Africa and may ultimately help prevent the needless deaths of many young children