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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 reminder came in the form of a slamming pain that shot […]

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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

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