Wednesday 22 Oct 2014

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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 Berté, a chef who owns Les Coulisses du Chef – […]

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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

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World Thrombosis Day: Understanding the often hidden risks, dangers of potentially deadly blood clots

Nearly three years after suffering a pulmonary embolism and six blood clots in her leg veins following routine knee surgery, Amy Fordham-Duff is still healing. But thanks to

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Airman who nearly died on basketball court helps others learn skills that saved his life

Doctors aren’t certain what caused Frank Bucar’s heart to go into cardiac arrest in December 2012. They are certain about what saved his life: CPR. *** It was a Monday night