Thursday 17 Apr 2014

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Answers to questions about the new guidelines

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released four cardiovascular prevention guidelines Tuesday, providing evidence-based guidance to help healthcare providers provide the best care to their patients in the areas of cholesterol, obesity, lifestyle and risk-assessment. Over …

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Effort to eliminate trans fats from the American diet continues

From the cereal bowl to the snack bowl, the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to restrict the amount of processed trans fats on the kitchen table is part of

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FDA moves to restrict artificial trans fats in processed foods

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it wants to restrict partially hydrogenated oils—the major source of trans fat in processed foods and an important contributor to

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Helping people manage high blood pressure

 Tracking your health goals just got easier — even when you’re on the move. The American Heart Association has upgraded its Heart360.org website  for patients and blood pressure program

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Get With The Guidelines program helps hospitals deliver better care, journal paper says

Following the Get With The Guidelinesprogram -- which was launched by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to improve in-hospital quality -- helps hospitals deliver better care for

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Unlocking school playgrounds and gyms encourages physical activity

The United States is facing an obesity epidemic. Nearly one in three children and teens are overweight or obese and many are inactive, according to the American Heart

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Study results: Hormone replacement may not protect against heart disease

The use of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women may not provide protection against heart disease, according to a follow-up to a landmark study. The findings, published in  JAMA

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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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Stroke rates have fallen, but young people, blacks still face high risk

Although the number of people suffering a stroke has declined 40 percent over the last 16 years, the decrease hasn’t been seen in young people or black people,

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Doctors should not ignore physical activity during routine check-ups

Doctors should evaluate your physical activity as often as they check blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association statement. “Most healthcare providers