Tuesday 21 Oct 2014

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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 once a year or less, according to new research in the American […]

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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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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

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Thanks to CPR, fireman-husband saves life of his cardiac-nurse-wife

Tawnya Reynolds was training for her first marathon, so she wanted to go for a run. Her husband, Billy, convinced her to stay home and do CrossFit with him. It

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Closing the diversity gap in the medical field

For the fourth consecutive year, minority women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in healthcare fields can apply for 16 scholarships worth $2,500 to use toward tuition The deadline to

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Broken heart syndrome’ is real, as this librarian learned the hard way

The chest pains began during a board meeting for the public library Cheryl Lawson oversaw. Indigestion, she thought. She walked around a bit, trying to ignore it, until a

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘You don’t have to be overweight and out of shape to have a heart problem’

Susan O’Brien was living happily with her new husband Mark and their two puppies in their dream home, enjoying good times as summer approached. “Life was wonderful,” recalled Susan,

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Using plants to produce enzyme may provide treatment for high blood pressure in lungs

Using plant leaves to produce and deliver a key enzyme may improve treatment for life-threatening high blood pressure in the lungs, according to a study presented at the

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High blood pressure ER visits jumped 25 percent between 2006 to 2011

The number of people going to the emergency room for essential hypertension, high blood pressure with no known cause, increased by 25 percent in recent years, according to

Understanding The State of Obesity in America

The Problem: The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America breaks down the numbers across the country, based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and