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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 study released Monday in the journal Circulation.  A research team led by …

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American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown lauds anti-tobacco advertising campaign for teens

A new national awareness campaign is using a mix of YouTube videos and social media platforms to encourage all teens to be the first generation to end tobacco

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Marijuana use may increase heart complications in young, middle-aged adults

Marijuana use may result in cardiovascular-related complications — even death — among young and middle-aged adults, according to a French study published on Wednesday. “In prior research, we identified several

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Investing in prevention key to fight against heart disease, stroke

Preventing heart disease and stroke should be a top priority in public health initiatives and is the best strategy for fighting the leading killers of Americans, according to

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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

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Scholarship working to close diversity shortage gap in medicine

Nefertiti Clavon struggles to keep up with rising tuition costs and other college expenses. “There were times I felt I was going to have to leave school because of

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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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National Dog Week

What’s better than a romp in the park, a scratch behind the ears or snaring a Frisbee in the back yard? It’s National Dog Week, which makes it

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Focus Your Workouts, Change Your Body

One of the most beautiful things about the world we live in is that we are all different. We are all unique individuals with unique backgrounds. Some of us