Thursday 30 Oct 2014

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

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Trans fat and saturated fat consumption down, but not enough

Despite eating a third less trans fats and cutting down on saturated fat during the last 30 years, people are still consuming more than recommended, according to a new study. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acid consumption also held steady, despite […]

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Homes near highways may up heart disease risks

Living near the highway may shorten the daily commute, but it may also up the risk of heart disease, according to new research. One recent study suggested that living

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Progress against heart disease, stroke reflected in latest statistics

New government statistics show a decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke, continuing a promising trend in the fight against two of the nation’s leading causes of

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Program recognizes child care centers for improving children’s health

Child care centers are the perfect place to help kids get off to a healthy start. And they’re perfect for creative ways to do that, like serving healthy fruit

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American Heart Association volunteer Kenneth Bloch dies at 58

Longtime American Heart Association volunteer Kenneth Daniel Bloch, M.D., 58, died Saturday after a long illness. Bloch had served on the association’s national board of directors and as vice

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Too much sodium in the diet could make multiple sclerosis worse

Eating too much sodium could make multiple sclerosis symptoms worse and increase the risk of further damage, according to a small study published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery

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Wearable activity trackers in the mainstream

Wearable fitness devices have moved into the mainstream helping people pick up the pace of their daily activities. The devices are flooding the marketplace as the technology and sports

Aspirin can reduce recurring blood clots in the veins

Aspirin may be a promising treatment for those who can't take anti-clotting drugs long term to prevent blood clots in the veins, according to new research. Known as venous thromboembolism,

Top ten things to know: AHA e-cigarette policy statement

This paper reviews the latest science around one of the newest classes of products entering the tobacco control landscape – electronic cigarettes, also called electronic nicotine delivery systems

AHA: E-cigarettes threaten to addict next generation of smokers; regulation, further study needed

While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten