Thursday 24 Apr 2014

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Prepare for children’s medical emergencies with online training

With more than 9.2 million children being treated by emergency departments for injuries, responding quickly and effectively is an essential skill for anyone who cares for an infant or child. The American Heart Association provides these skills with new online …

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Stroke patients treated faster when hospitals use proven strategies

Stroke patients got the critical medication they needed faster at hospitals where basic communications were improved and other research-based tactics were used, according to new research evaluating treatment

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Childhood obesity rates leveling off, despite long-term increases

Childhood obesity rates leveled off during a 14-year period between 1999 and 2012, according to research published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Pediatrics. But

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CDC study shows rapid rise in e-cigarette-related calls to poison control centers

Poison center calls related to e-cigarette exposure grew from one a month to 215 a month between September 2010 and February 2014, according to a study released Thursday

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Insomnia may increase stroke risk, especially in young adults

The risk of stroke may be much higher in people who have insomnia, especially young adults, according to a new study. Researchers in Taiwan reviewed randomly selected health records of 21,000

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Nation laces up for National Walking Day

When Sheri Lindsay had a stroke, it felt like a light went off in her eye. A light definitely went off in her head. The busy Detroit-area mom

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FDA hearing highlights research gaps for women, minorities and the elderly

Rose Marie Robertson, M.D., Chief Science Officer of the American Heart Association, testified at a Food and Drug Administration public hearing Tuesday to address gaps in how certain

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Risk assessment calculator accurately predicts heart attacks, strokes

The 10-year heart attack and stroke risk assessment calculator  published by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology accurately predicts risk and does a good job

Coverage countdown: Deadline to sign up for health insurance is Monday

There are only a few days left to sign up for health insurance coverage for 2014 through the Health Insurance Marketplace. March 31 is the deadline for most uninsured individuals to sign

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Strokes in atrial fibrillation patients on the rise, despite improved treatments

Improved treatment of a common abnormal heart rhythm has not led to fewer related strokes, according to a study being presented Sunday at the American College of Cardiology’s