Thursday 30 Oct 2014

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: She overcame a stroke; her sister didn’t, stoking her passion to educate others

Enduring what she thought was a crushing migraine, Bethany Calley left her job at the sheriff’s department and headed to the store for some medicine. She was making her way across a parking lot when “it felt like my head […]

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Rapper’s wife urges empowerment through fitness, knowledge about stroke

Two sisters are talking on the phone, as they do at least once a day. They’re laughing about a new TV comedy when one drops the phone and

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McGowan Fund springboards childhood obesity prevention initiative with inaugural funding

The statistics are alarming.  More than a quarter of U.S. preschool children ages 2-5 are overweight or obese. Many of these children spend most of their day in

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Fluorescent particles might help predict heart disease

Here’s a warning for middle-aged women that might sound straight out of a science fiction novel: If a high level of fluorescent particles show up in your blood

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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

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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