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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Her tangle of heart problems were discovered in the womb; now 3, she’s thriving

At their 20-week ultrasound, Jamie and Cale Henderson were excited to learn they would be welcoming a baby girl. The other news that day wasn’t as joyous. Their unborn daughter had several problems with her heart. Doctors didn’t yet know […]

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No decision yet by FDA about testosterone limits suggested by panel

Limitations on how testosterone is used and marketed remain under consideration at the Food and Drug Administration following a recent advisory panel recommendation. The Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs

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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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Kids also benefit from following ‘Life’s Simple 7’

Scientific research has shown that following “Life’s Simple 7” can dramatically improve health. Those same seven health factors and behaviors are especially important to young people, helping them develop

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘You don’t have to be overweight and out of shape to have a heart problem’

Susan O’Brien was living happily with her new husband Mark and their two puppies in their dream home, enjoying good times as summer approached. “Life was wonderful,” recalled Susan,

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Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women American

Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in

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Study: Heart failure drug shows big promise

An experimental drug showed great promise in prolonging the lives of people with heart failure and could become the standard of care for millions of people with the

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Building a new life after congestive heart failure

The flu. That’s what Nicole Smith thought was bothering her. She figured she would visit the ER, get a prescription and head back to work. Doctors found something else:

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Study finds significant drop in hospitalizations, deaths from heart disease, stroke

The rates of U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke dropped significantly in the last decade, more so than for any other condition, according to a

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American Heart Association seeks new audiences to fight heart diseases and stroke

The American Heart Association is reaching out to new audiences, including the hip festival of music and film, South by Southwest, one of the largest and most influential