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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 do about it. “I was the one who went from sexy and …

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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

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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

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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