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STORIES FROM THE HEART: It was `only’ a warning stroke; good thing she took it seriously

After teaching two fitness classes and attending another, 36-year-old Jessica Diaz was taking a shower when she felt a strange sensation shoot down the left side of her body. Jessica particularly noticed the odd feeling in her left hand. “It […]

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Low-dose aspirin as effective as high-dose aspirin at preventing future heart attacks

If a loved one is treated for a heart attack and is placed on daily aspirin therapy, consider checking with the physician about the appropriate dosage. While the current

Support Network helps in heart disease, stroke emotional recovery

When Catherine Clinkscales’s son, Cain, was born with severe heart defects, the first place she turned to was the American Heart Association. Four years later, she’s helping the

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Low social support linked to poor health in young heart attack survivors

Having few friends, family and a general lack of social support is associated with poor health and quality of life and depression in young men and women a

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Tech leaders discuss the future of health

Innovation and collaboration in digital technology will hopefully help build a roadmap toward improved health and healthcare, American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said during a meeting on

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Scientific statement: Understand the radiation risks before having heart imaging

People should understand why a heart-imaging test is needed before undergoing the procedure, including the benefits and risks involved, such as the potential long-term risk from radiation exposure,

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World Heart Day – building a global culture of health to reduce death from cardiovascular disease

International leaders are being urged to recognize the global threat of cardiovascular disease and prioritize healthier environments where people work, live and play as part of the focus

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Indiana students receive CPR in Schools kits for training

More than 315,000 Indiana high school students will learn Hands-Only CPR during the next four years due to a new law requiring instruction in the life-saving skill. The change

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AHA says better network access standards needed for health plans

A new study released today by the American Heart Association on the inclusion of cardiovascular and stroke providers by exchange health plans reveals that access to specialty physicians

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AHA and NASCAR on track for a cause

Corporate sponsorships have long been synonymous with NASCAR. But increasingly, nonprofit causes are also finding a place. An agreement among NASCAR, driver Michael Waltrip, whose mother’s untreated atrial fibrillation