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AHA says better network access standards needed for health plans

A new study released today by the American Heart Association on the inclusion of cardiovascular and stroke providers by exchange health plans reveals that access to specialty physicians and facilities can vary widely based on a consumer’s plan and location. […]

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AHA and NASCAR on track for a cause

Corporate sponsorships have long been synonymous with NASCAR. But increasingly, nonprofit causes are also finding a place. An agreement among NASCAR, driver Michael Waltrip, whose mother’s untreated atrial fibrillation

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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

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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