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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Social worker worried about her health, not her healthcare coverage

Elise Beaulieu was a little annoyed as she left work following a conversation with a co-worker. She felt a little tired and a little strange, and her neck felt oddly tight. As she walked a quarter-mile to her car in …

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African-Americans can receive individualized snapshot of cardiovascular risk

For the first time, African-Americans can receive an individually tailored snapshot of their cardiovascular risk, and both heart attack and stroke risk can be measured at the same

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Heart-Check mark foods must meet new nutrition requirements

This week was the deadline for food companies to meet more stringent criteria limiting added sugar, sodium, total calories and raising minimum dietary fiber requirements for foods bearing the

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Leading heart groups unite for New York Fashion Week

Heart health and high fashion are once again teaming up to raise awareness about women's heart during the upcoming New York Fashion Week. This year, the American Heart Association

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Resolve to check, change and control your blood pressure in 2014

If you haven’t come up with a New Year’s resolution yet, the American Heart Association has a good suggestion: Make 2014 the year to check, change and control

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Girl born with problematic heart thrives, loves giving others hope they can, too

When River and Chris Triffo went to have the 20-week ultrasound done on their fourth child, they were eager to hear whether they would be having a girl

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Don’t just live, live well,’ urges heart disease, stroke survivor

There have been two constant themes in Pete Huttlinger’s life: music and heart disease. Born with a heart defect, Pete lacked the energy to keep up with kids his

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Doctors urged to treat obesity as a disease under new guidelines

This is the second in a five-part series that explains what the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines mean to you. Doctors should consider obesity a disease and

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Personal chef sheds 100 pounds, gains new perspective on food

Kirsten Helle grew up loving food. And there was always plenty to love. “Celebrations were built around food,” she said. “Every night, dinner was a big production and you

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AHA, ACC reaffirm new cardiovascular prevention guidelines, risk calculator

One in three Americans will die from heart disease or stroke, and fully 60 percent will have a major vascular event before they die. Recognizing this burden on