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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 condition, researchers said Saturday. The drug, which is being developed by the …

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Too much sodium in the diet could make multiple sclerosis worse

Eating too much sodium could make multiple sclerosis symptoms worse and increase the risk of further damage, according to a small study published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery

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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:

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AHA e-cigarette policy emphasizes caution when using devices to quit smoking

Electronic cigarettes might help some people quit smoking, but the American Heart Association recommends them only as a last resort and only with several notes of caution. AHA President

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Longtime Bugher Foundation trustee dies at 88

During a long, successful tenure overseeing the Episcopal Church’s pension, Robert “Bob” Robinson befriended one of the organization’s board members, an attorney named Nelson Adams. Adams also was

Aspirin can reduce recurring blood clots in the veins

Aspirin may be a promising treatment for those who can't take anti-clotting drugs long term to prevent blood clots in the veins, according to new research. Known as venous thromboembolism,

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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Sugary drinks debate heads to Washington

The debate over sugar-loaded drinks and obesity is headed to Washington, as part of legislation introduced to tax manufacturers for every teaspoon of sugar in beverages. U.S. Rep. Rosa

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TeleStroke units improve stroke care in underserved areas

Using telecommunications to connect stroke experts to stroke patients in rural areas continued to improve and sustain stroke care, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s