Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

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New tax credit helps make health insurance affordable

The biggest barrier to obtaining comprehensive health care coverage is affordability for many of the United States’ 48.6 million uninsured individuals. Nearly  half of the uninsured with heart disease or stroke cite cost as the reason they lack coverage. Soaring …

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An improved diet can also improve heart function, research shows

A specialized low-sodium diet can lower hypertension and improve heart function in patients with a common type of heart failure, according to research presented at the Heart Failure

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Vitamin B supplements may modestly help reduce stroke for some people, study says

Taking vitamin B supplements might modestly reduce the risk of stroke for some people who don’t fit the typical profile for stroke, according to research analysis. Fourteen clinical trials

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Research goes high-tech to fight heart disease and stroke

The American Heart Association is teaming up with researchers from the University of California-San Francisco to create a digitally based research network to study heart disease and stroke. The

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Experts continue to debate sodium in series of commentaries

Although most experts agree that Americans consume too much sodium and that lowering sodium is good for your heart, the debate over the specifics continue in a series

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Kids’ blood pressure spikes can be adulthood problem

Kids with just occasional spikes in blood pressure during childhood are at much higher risk of having high blood pressure as adults, according to a study presented at

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Analysis questions experimental procedure’s blood-pressure-lowering potential

An analysis of an experimental procedure called “renal denervation” -- used to try and reduce high blood pressure -- casts doubt on how well the procedure works. According to

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About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are ‘severely obese’

About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are “severely obese” — a newly defined class of risk,  according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published online

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Study says maintaining weight may be best goal for black women

Younger African-American women who are overweight or obese may work harder to get healthy when they’re told to maintain rather than to lose weight, according to a study by

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Elmore Leonard dies of stroke complications

Famed crime novelist Elmore Leonard, 87, died Tuesday at his home near Detroit from complications of a stroke he suffered several weeks ago. Leonard's death was announced on his