Wednesday 22 Oct 2014

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Thanks to CPR, fireman-husband saves life of his cardiac-nurse-wife

Tawnya Reynolds was training for her first marathon, so she wanted to go for a run. Her husband, Billy, convinced her to stay home and do CrossFit with him. It likely saved her life. *** As they worked out in […]

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Company raises more than $1 million in single market for Heart Walk

The personal impact of heart disease on Tony Best and his employees at Denver-based SM Energy Co. inspired them to raise more than $1 million for the American

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While FDA considers e-cigarette regulation, states and cities continue to act

While the Food and Drug Administration proposes to regulate the sales, marketing and product quality of e-cigarettes, states and cities are moving forward with their own regulations to

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Program recognizes child care centers for improving children’s health

Child care centers are the perfect place to help kids get off to a healthy start. And they’re perfect for creative ways to do that, like serving healthy fruit

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Producers of sugar-sweetened drinks agree to reduce calorie consumption

Leading producers of sugar-sweetened drinks have entered a “landmark” agreement to reduce calories Americans consume in these beverages by 20 percent by 2025, President Bill Clinton, the Alliance

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Kaiser Permanente awards $2.55 million grant to AHA

Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health care system, has awarded a $2.55 million grant to support the American Heart Association's efforts to improve  blood pressure control for African-Americans

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Closing the diversity gap in the medical field

For the fourth consecutive year, minority women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in healthcare fields can apply for 16 scholarships worth $2,500 to use toward tuition The deadline to

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Broken heart syndrome’ is real, as this librarian learned the hard way

The chest pains began during a board meeting for the public library Cheryl Lawson oversaw. Indigestion, she thought. She walked around a bit, trying to ignore it, until a

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A Million Hearts reaches halfway mark

A Million Hearts, a federal collaboration to prevent 1 million strokes and heart attacks by 2017, is at its halfway mark. And while organizers said Tuesday there are

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A push for long-distance care on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers on Tuesday were urged to support expansion of long-distance, technology-driven healthcare -- known as telehealth – for  more patients in remote locations who need timely medical care