Thursday 30 Oct 2014

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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 had several problems with her heart. Doctors didn’t yet know […]

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Antman addressing cardiology meeting in China

American Heart Association President Elliot Antman, M.D. is heading to Beijing, China, to participate in the annual Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology. The conference will be held Oct.

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Homes near highways may up heart disease risks

Living near the highway may shorten the daily commute, but it may also up the risk of heart disease, according to new research. One recent study suggested that living

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Progress against heart disease, stroke reflected in latest statistics

New government statistics show a decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke, continuing a promising trend in the fight against two of the nation’s leading causes of

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‘Iolani School AEDs used to help save three lives

When seven years passed without a single use of the Automated External Defibrillators, the ‘Iolani School in Honolulu began to wonder whether the maintenance of the devices was

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Artificial sweeteners may increase blood sugar

A recent scientific study says people should reconsider their heavy use of artificial sweeteners, which may actually increase blood sugar by altering natural gut bacteria. The study, published in

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Flu is recurring and approaching health issue

With Ebola requiring attention around the world, public health officials warn that the flu is a recurring health issue that should not be ignored. “We should be as worried

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EMT used stroke warning signs to save her son’s life

It was a snowy January day and Alex Newton was home from school watching cartoons when he felt the entire right half of his body start tingling. Soon after,

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Mini-stroke’ may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder

A “mini-stroke” may increase the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Transient ischemic attack, like stroke, is caused by

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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