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Gestational diabetes may be early risk factor of post-pregnancy heart disease

Gestational diabetes in pregnant women may be an early risk factor of heart disease, apparent before full blown diabetes or other metabolic diseases show up later in the mother’s life, according to a study released Wednesday.  Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy and …

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Life According to Sam

Documentary follows teen with rare aging disease and his family’s fight for a cure

Sam Berns is a 16-year-old Eagle Scout who plays in his high school band and umpires baseball games. However, he appears many decades older that his classmates and friends,

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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

Simple Science @Heart: Hunter-gatherers in remote lands have heart-healthy lifestyles

In some remote locales, entire cultures of people eat only what they grow or kill. It turns out that these hunter-gathers generally have healthier hearts than people in