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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 American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. “Current therapies […]

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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

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Michigan mom ignored the risks and suffered the consequences; now, after losing 130-plus pound, she’s back in control

Fox 2 News Headlines Sheri Lindsay was standing at the kitchen table, organizing pictures for her son’s hockey banquet, when her body delivered the ultimate wake-up call. “I felt something

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Study: Heart failure drug shows big promise

An experimental drug showed great promise in prolonging the lives of people with heart failure and could become the standard of care for millions of people with the

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Building a new life after congestive heart failure

The flu. That’s what Nicole Smith thought was bothering her. She figured she would visit the ER, get a prescription and head back to work. Doctors found something else:

Top ten things to know: AHA e-cigarette policy statement

This paper reviews the latest science around one of the newest classes of products entering the tobacco control landscape – electronic cigarettes, also called electronic nicotine delivery systems

AHA: E-cigarettes threaten to addict next generation of smokers; regulation, further study needed

While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: In Chase’s memory, family teaching others to know risks of sudden cardiac arrest

Around midnight at the end of a busy day, 16-year-old Chase Morris felt a bit dizzy. So even though friends were still hanging out and playing ping pong outside,

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American Heart Association seeks new audiences to fight heart diseases and stroke

The American Heart Association is reaching out to new audiences, including the hip festival of music and film, South by Southwest, one of the largest and most influential