Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

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Uninsured and black infants with severe heart defects face higher death risk

Among infants born with severe heart defects, uninsured newborns were three times more likely to die than privately insured newborns, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health insurance coverage helped explain differences in …

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Patients should talk to doctors before changing dosage on anti-clotting drug

A recent report questions whether more could be done to prevent side-effects and improve effectiveness of the anti-clotting drug dabigatran, but medical experts urge people to continue taking

Questions raised about managing dabigatran’s risks

Q. What did the British Medical Journal article say about dabigatran/Pradaxa and its manufacturer? The journal released a report questioning whether drugmaker Boehringer-Ingelheim fully disclosed all it knew about

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Stephanie Dempsey testifies about the personal toll of chronic diseases

American Heart Association volunteer Stephanie Dempsey of Blairsville, Georgia, testified Tuesday in Washington about the impact of chronic disease. The hearing was to begin a conversation on chronic care, according

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National CPR tour promotes keeping a steady beat to save lives

The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR mobile tour is underway, traveling the country to spread the word about Hands-Only CPR in an upbeat way. The tour began in 2012

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High stress, hostility, depression may up stroke risk

Having a lot of stress, hostility and depression was associated with a significantly higher risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack in middle-aged and older adults, according to

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Utah joins states requiring CPR for high school graduation

                    Utah has become the 18th state to require high school students to take CPR training, adding to the more than one million graduates who will be equipped with

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Severe obesity, heart risks common in young Hispanic adults

Obesity is common among Hispanics in the U.S. and is particularly severe in young adults, according to a new study of body mass index and cardiovascular disease risk factors

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Heart transplants give two generations a second chance at life

Albert Kurtyka and his family rallied around his mother, Diane Kurtyka, for years as she battled heart disease and, later, when she underwent a life-saving heart transplant. Surprised and

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Peyton Manning helps fight heart disease in women

Peyton Manning, storied NFL quarterback, spoke out against heart disease this week at an American Heart Association luncheon in Knoxville, Tennessee. The luncheon is part of an annual event supporting the AHA’s Go Red