Thursday 17 Apr 2014

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Prepare for children’s medical emergencies with online training

With more than 9.2 million children being treated by emergency departments for injuries, responding quickly and effectively is an essential skill for anyone who cares for an infant or child. The American Heart Association provides these skills with new online …

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Keyota and Faith Cole

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Like mother, like daughter – emotionally strong duo battle rare forms of heart disease

Keyota Cole was born with a hole in her heart and an abnormal valve. At 18 months old, she had her first open-heart surgery. Keyota underwent a second heart

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Stroke patients treated faster when hospitals use proven strategies

Stroke patients got the critical medication they needed faster at hospitals where basic communications were improved and other research-based tactics were used, according to new research evaluating treatment

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Unhealthy fats finally falling out of favor

Unhealthy fats — for decades a slippery slope in the American diet — are finally falling out of favor. The Food and Drug Administration ruled in November that partially

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Gulf War veteran recovers from heart attack to run marathon; he dedicates race to his cardiologist

It was the Monday before Thanksgiving a few years ago, and Greg Weglowski was on his bicycle. Greg – a Gulf War veteran who at the time was a

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Nation laces up for National Walking Day

When Sheri Lindsay had a stroke, it felt like a light went off in her eye. A light definitely went off in her head. The busy Detroit-area mom

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FDA hearing highlights research gaps for women, minorities and the elderly

Rose Marie Robertson, M.D., Chief Science Officer of the American Heart Association, testified at a Food and Drug Administration public hearing Tuesday to address gaps in how certain

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Risk assessment calculator accurately predicts heart attacks, strokes

The 10-year heart attack and stroke risk assessment calculator  published by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology accurately predicts risk and does a good job

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Investing in prevention key to fight against heart disease, stroke

Preventing heart disease and stroke should be a top priority in public health initiatives and is the best strategy for fighting the leading killers of Americans, according to

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Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research released Thursday in the American