Thursday 23 Oct 2014

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

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: She knew what to do when her husband, a TV meteorologist, struggled to say ‘nightstand’

Bonita Jefferies was relaxing in her bedroom, watching “The Bachelor” on TV, when her husband, Jay Jefferies, walked into the room. To her, his timing was unusual; “The Bachelor” wasn’t his type of show. What really got her attention was […]

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Study: Belly fat may lead to high blood pressure by affecting kidneys

It’s been known for a while that a spare tire around the midsection is more of a risk for cardiac-health problems than a flatter stomach. A recently released

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Giving healthy food a French twist

Foods low in sodium, added sugars and saturated fat have often been labelled as bland, but that stereotypical judgment is baseless. It’s all in how the food is prepared. Olivier

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Dallas, AHA career and health fair set

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the city of Dallas are joining forces Thursday for the first time at the “Explore the AHA Career Fair and Expo.” Peggy

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Seeing doctor twice a year helps keep blood pressure under control

People who visited their doctor at least twice a year were 3.2 times more likely to keep their blood pressure under control than those who saw their doctor

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After-school programs still needed for 19.4 million children, report says

While more than 10 million children participate in after-school programs, there is still a need for programs for another 19.4 million children, according to a report released Thursday by Afterschool

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Her tangle of heart problems were discovered in the womb; now 3, she’s thriving

At their 20-week ultrasound, Jamie and Cale Henderson were excited to learn they would be welcoming a baby girl. The other news that day wasn’t as joyous. Their unborn daughter

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Weight gain study suggests polyunsaturated oil healthier option

Short-term modest weight gains in healthy, normal weight young adults was associated with more bad cholesterol levels in those who ate muffins cooked using saturated oil. However, individuals

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Antman addressing cardiology meeting in China

American Heart Association President Elliot Antman, M.D. is heading to Beijing, China, to participate in the annual Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology. The conference will be held Oct.

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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