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RX: exercise for stroke survivors

Stroke survivors should be prescribed exercise to help counteract physical deconditioning and inactive lifestyles, according to an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific statement. Lack of activity after stroke decreases survivors’ ability to perform daily living activities and increases their …

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Less chest pain in older and white Americans but not in blacks

The percentage of people reporting chest pain dropped in the last two decades among Americans 65 and older and whites 40 and older — but not among blacks,

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Doctors and nurses lowered patients’ blood pressure faster with online game

An online game that teaches doctors and nurses blood pressure-lowering options resulted in their patients reaching a normal blood pressure faster than patients whose healthcare providers received the

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AFib hospitalizations and burden increasing

Atrial fibrillation is increasingly becoming a burden on America’s health and the healthcare system. Hospitalizations for the condition jumped 23 percent and costs rose by 24 percent from 2001-10,

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Lowering blood pressure requires more than one ‘miracle’ food

Faster than a speeding blender. Able to lower blood pressure with a single smoothie. Look! Up in the farmers market. It’s kale. It’s beetroot. It’s superfood! Not exactly. The news has

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Red wine may not prevent heart disease, prolong life

There is bad news for those who believe drinking red wine is protecting their hearts and extending their lives. A study released this week in JAMA Internal Medicine found

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Fitness lowers death rates for elderly men with high blood pressure

Physical fitness lowered the risk of death in elderly men with high blood pressure, even in the moderately fit, according to new research released Monday. A brisk walk of 20

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‘Fed Up’ blames food industry for nation’s obesity

A documentary blaming the food industry and the federal government for the ongoing childhood obesity epidemic followed a group of children during a two-year period to highlight their

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Q&A: Weighing potential benefits and risks of daily aspirin therapy

A daily dose of aspirin should not be used routinely to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in people who don’t have cardiovascular disease or evidence of

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Cookbook serves up nutritious recipes, health info for people with diabetes

People with diabetes are two to four times more likely than others to suffer from heart disease or stroke. To help them prepare nutritious foods, the American Heart