Tuesday 02 Sep 2014

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An hour of moderate exercise a day may decrease heart failure risk

In a new study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, researchers say more than an hour of moderate or half an hour of vigorous exercise per day may lower the risk of heart failure by 46 percent. …

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Study: Heart failure drug shows big promise

An experimental drug showed great promise in prolonging the lives of people with heart failure and could become the standard of care for millions of people with the

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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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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Building a new life after congestive heart failure

The flu. That’s what Nicole Smith thought was bothering her. She figured she would visit the ER, get a prescription and head back to work. Doctors found something else:

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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

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AHA e-cigarette policy emphasizes caution when using devices to quit smoking

Electronic cigarettes might help some people quit smoking, but the American Heart Association recommends them only as a last resort and only with several notes of caution. AHA President

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Longtime Bugher Foundation trustee dies at 88

During a long, successful tenure overseeing the Episcopal Church’s pension, Robert “Bob” Robinson befriended one of the organization’s board members, an attorney named Nelson Adams. Adams also was

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,

Learning CPR is no laughing matter – well, sometimes it is

Fresh off receiving CPR training, actress-comedian Amy Sedaris recently visited "The Tonight Show" and taught host Jimmy Fallon how to perform the lifesaving technique. Considering the nature of the

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