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Sugary drinks debate heads to Washington

The debate over sugar-loaded drinks and obesity is headed to Washington, as part of legislation introduced to tax manufacturers for every teaspoon of sugar in beverages. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), who has said she doesn’t expect her bill to …

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State initiatives and recent developments involving sugar-sweetened beverages

Some state initiatives and recent developments involving sugar-sweetened beverages: The California Senate in early June passed a "Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Safety Warning Act," which would require a warning label on

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TeleStroke units improve stroke care in underserved areas

Using telecommunications to connect stroke experts to stroke patients in rural areas continued to improve and sustain stroke care, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s

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FDA plan hopes to close health care disparity gap

The  Food and Drug Administration's plan to increase the participation of women, minorities and the elderly in research trials was applauded Wednesday by four health care organizations as

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: In Chase’s memory, family teaching others to know risks of sudden cardiac arrest

Around midnight at the end of a busy day, 16-year-old Chase Morris felt a bit dizzy. So even though friends were still hanging out and playing ping pong outside,

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Exercise may protect older women from irregular heartbeat

Increasing the amount or intensity of physical activity can cut the chances of older women developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, according to new research in the Journal of

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10-year-old continues to defy expectations after her stroke

Christine Winchester believes her daughter has interests, ideas and dreams that are typical of other 10-year-olds. But the stroke that Rhys suffered before she was born -- and

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Frequent ER visits for heart failure place burden on healthcare system

Nearly 80 percent of hospitalized heart failure patients come to the emergency room, illuminating the burden the condition plays on healthcare systems, according to a new study in

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Two-time Olympian saved by CPR overcomes life’s challenges one step – then one paddle — at a time

Cliff Meidl was a 20-year-old construction worker in Los Angeles when his jackhammer struck a power line and sent 30,000 volts of electricity surging through his body. The massive

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Study questions proposed blood pressure guidelines in people 60 and older

A new study is raising questions about treatment guidelines proposed by a health panel last year that had recommended changing blood pressure targets for coronary artery disease patients