Thursday 24 Jul 2014

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American Heart Association launches new sodium reduction campaign

Americans have had a long love affair with salt, but it hasn’t been a very healthy relationship. Research shows that too much sodium in the diet can increase risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and other major health …

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Home blood pressure-monitoring kits save money

Reimbursement for home blood pressure-monitoring  kits can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s

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Statement is first to describe Hispanic burden of heart disease and stroke

Hispanic-Americans need a culturally tailored approach to improve their heart health, according to an American Heart Association statement -- the first to describe the burden of heart disease

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National CPR tour promotes keeping a steady beat to save lives

The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR mobile tour is underway, traveling the country to spread the word about Hands-Only CPR in an upbeat way. The tour began in 2012

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High stress, hostility, depression may up stroke risk

Having a lot of stress, hostility and depression was associated with a significantly higher risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack in middle-aged and older adults, according to

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More than 5 million treated through Get With The Guidelines

More than 5 million people have received heart and stroke care based on the latest research-based treatment guidelines, thanks to an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association program that

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: After years of denial, heart attack prompts TV news anchor to face the facts – and share them with his community

As the anchor of a morning TV news show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Scott Sanborn had to be an early riser. In hopes of getting in some exercise

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Over 160 teens, parents learn CPR

More than 35 years after the Bee Gees’ hit song was featured in the movie Saturday Night Fever,  “Stayin’ Alive” is still a hit. That’s because it’s a great

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Utah joins states requiring CPR for high school graduation

                    Utah has become the 18th state to require high school students to take CPR training, adding to the more than one million graduates who will be equipped with

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Healthcare volunteer of the year: Education first

Things were different when Debbie Camp started her nursing career in the 1970s — so different that she calls that time the Dark Ages. “When stroke patients were admitted,