Wednesday 23 Jul 2014

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Locked-in syndrome leaves former athlete in complete muscle paralysis

For Patrick Stein, having even a simple conversation is a complicated and tedious process. Patrick, who lives in Northfield, Illinois, has Locked-in syndrome, a debilitating condition caused by a massive stroke that left him mentally alert and aware, but with …

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Appeals courts split on Affordable Care Act tax subsidies

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that participants in health exchanges run by the federal government in 36 states are not eligible for tax subsidies. A separate court

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TedMed: Conversations about childhood obesity

Efforts to end childhood obesity are showing results, but challenges remain. “Sadly, we are far from declaring victory,” said American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown on Tuesday during a

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Many schools prepared for new federal lunch standards

Thousands of schools around the country have found new ways of providing “smart” snacks for students – well in advance of updated federal lunch standards that begin with

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Study: Children now like nutritious lunches

Although some elementary school students complained about more nutritious school lunches when they were first introduced in 2012, they like them now, according to a peer-reviewed study in

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Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure

Eating probiotics regularly may modestly improve your blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Probiotics are live microorganisms (naturally occurring bacteria in the

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Treating brain hemorrhage at higher volume stroke centers improves outcomes

Treating a severe stroke known as subarachnoid hemorrhage at high-volume stroke centers results in fewer deaths, according to a study recently published in Neurology Today that is based on research presented

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Testosterone drug lawsuits filed after launch of FDA investigation

More than 50 lawsuits challenging the safety of testosterone drugs have been filed across the country following the launch of a federal investigation into reports of increased heart

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Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife

Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal

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Mount Sinai Heart receives $3.8 million grant

Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was awarded a $3.8 million grant from the American Heart Association to advocate cardiovascular health to high-risk