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STORIES FROM THE HEART: 26-year-old rebuilds life, golf game after stroke

The day before Thanksgiving 2009, Drew Sperling woke up looking forward to playing a round of golf with his dad. The words he spoke to a friend that morning sounded slurred. Then Drew lost consciousness. He was bleeding inside his …

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Appeals courts split on Affordable Care Act tax subsidies

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that participants in health exchanges run by the federal government in 36 states are not eligible for tax subsidies. A separate court

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TedMed: Conversations about childhood obesity

Efforts to end childhood obesity are showing results, but challenges remain. “Sadly, we are far from declaring victory,” said American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown on Tuesday during a

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Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure

Eating probiotics regularly may modestly improve your blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Probiotics are live microorganisms (naturally occurring bacteria in the

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Testosterone drug lawsuits filed after launch of FDA investigation

More than 50 lawsuits challenging the safety of testosterone drugs have been filed across the country following the launch of a federal investigation into reports of increased heart

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Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife

Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal

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Mount Sinai Heart receives $3.8 million grant

Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was awarded a $3.8 million grant from the American Heart Association to advocate cardiovascular health to high-risk

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: His two open-heart surgeries by 6 prompted family’s support of research

Taking her 9-month-old son Caden for a routine checkup, Xochitl Ayon wondered about the best vaccination schedule and development milestones such as when he should start pulling up. A

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World walker: Arizona walker has nearly covered the equivalent of a trip around the world

Stanley Bronstein clearly remembers the day when he couldn’t take it anymore. He had battled obesity his entire life, and on that winter day five years ago, at

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Stephanie Dempsey testifies about the personal toll of chronic diseases

American Heart Association volunteer Stephanie Dempsey of Blairsville, Georgia, testified Tuesday in Washington about the impact of chronic disease. The hearing was to begin a conversation on chronic care, according