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Working to promote a culture of women’s heart health

Women in the entertainment industry joined in on a discussion Thursday on how best to promote a culture of heart health for women. At the luncheon – hosted by the American Heart Association and Variety magazine in Los Angeles — CEO Nancy Brown …

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Iron-fist style of parenting more likely to lead to obese kids

Children whose parents are rigid with rules and skimpy on affection and conversation have a third greater chance of being obese than kids whose parents are more generous

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Many U.S. women don’t know stroke warning signs

Many U.S. women don’t know most of the warning signs of stroke , according to research conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and released Wednesday. In a

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After stroke, Mexican-Americans do worse on tests predicting self-care

Mexican-Americans fared worse than their white counterparts 90 days after strokes, performing particularly badly on functional tests that predict survivors’ ability to take care of themselves, according to

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Stroke survivors may lose a month of healthy life for every 15-minute treatment delay

Every 15-minute delay in delivering a clot-busting drug after stroke robs survivors of about a month of disability-free life, according to a new study. In addition, each minute faster the

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Gestational diabetes may be early risk factor of post-pregnancy heart disease

Gestational diabetes in pregnant women may be an early risk factor of heart disease, apparent before full blown diabetes or other metabolic diseases show up later in the

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Massachusetts to screen all newborns for congenital heart defects

Massachusetts has joined a growing list of states that have passed legislation requiring that all newborns be screened for congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry. Gov. Deval Patrick signed

Man credits YouTube video for his ability to use CPR during flight emergency

A man flying from New York to San Diego on Delta Air Lines helped save a woman’s life using CPR techniques he learned from watching YouTube, according to

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Bread and cereal add the most salt to kids’ diets

Every day, children in London eat an unhealthy amount of salt – with 36 percent of it coming from bread and cereal , according to a study published Monday. Excessive

Senators highlight care of people with advanced illnesses in new video

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care launched a story collection initiative Thursday with a brief video featuring Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. ,  Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.,