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Childhood obesity rates leveling off, despite long-term increases

Childhood obesity rates leveled off during a 14-year period between 1999 and 2012, according to research published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Pediatrics. But the rate of severe obesity increased, especially in Hispanic girls and black …

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Siblings from struggling family jump at chance to help others

Nine-year-old Alexander Reese and his 8-year-old sister Anastasia Kenny have wanted to join their classmates in school fundraisers, but they just haven’t been able to help lately. It’s proven

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Voting open for national gospel singing competition

Now’s the time to support a favorite budding gospel artist in a nationwide singing competition – all while helping to raise awareness about stroke. The American Heart Association/American Stroke

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CDC study shows rapid rise in e-cigarette-related calls to poison control centers

Poison center calls related to e-cigarette exposure grew from one a month to 215 a month between September 2010 and February 2014, according to a study released Thursday

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Insomnia may increase stroke risk, especially in young adults

The risk of stroke may be much higher in people who have insomnia, especially young adults, according to a new study. Researchers in Taiwan reviewed randomly selected health records of 21,000

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Gulf War veteran recovers from heart attack to run marathon; he dedicates race to his cardiologist

It was the Monday before Thanksgiving a few years ago, and Greg Weglowski was on his bicycle. Greg – a Gulf War veteran who at the time was a

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Nation laces up for National Walking Day

When Sheri Lindsay had a stroke, it felt like a light went off in her eye. A light definitely went off in her head. The busy Detroit-area mom

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Reduced salt intake critical, American Heart Association says

New research questions the link between sodium consumption and health problems, but the American Heart Association reiterated Wednesday that the connection is well established and urged Americans to

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FDA hearing highlights research gaps for women, minorities and the elderly

Rose Marie Robertson, M.D., Chief Science Officer of the American Heart Association, testified at a Food and Drug Administration public hearing Tuesday to address gaps in how certain

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Risk assessment calculator accurately predicts heart attacks, strokes

The 10-year heart attack and stroke risk assessment calculator  published by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology accurately predicts risk and does a good job